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Daily Clip 9/1/17
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Below are newspaper articles from around the Commonwealth that you may find of interest.These materials are to inform you of developments that may affect your business and are not to be considered legal advice. If you have any questions please contact Mike Woods .

 

Virginia proposes design for new 15-story General Assembly Building next to Capitol Square

The General Assembly would occupy a new 15-story building that would face Capitol Square with a 105-year-old facade in a proposed design unveiled by the state on Thursday. The Virginia General Assembly is proposing a building design that would place most public functions on the four lower floors…

HU says insurers ignore Proton Therapy law, considers lawsuit

Insurers are violating a Virginia law meant give patients a fair shot at proton therapy, a Hampton University representative says, and the angered parent of the state’s only proton therapy center is thinking of legal action…

GO Virginia makes picks on where jobs will grow, inches toward funding

The time is near for would-be municipal collaborators to apply for job-growth grants through the state’s new GO Virginia funding mechanism…

Proposed Dominion power line through Gainesville hits another snag

Dominion Energy’s controversial power line project in western Prince William County could face yet another substantial setback, now that staff members for the state regulators reviewing the proposal are calling for…

Bills for Dominion customers to drop slightly as regulators consider expensive underground program

Rates for Dominion Energy’s nearly 2.5 million Virginia customers will drop slightly beginning Friday, largely the result of adjustments in the rider that allows the utility to recoup costs related to electric transmission. However…

Governor, Chesterfield announce creation of Matoaca mega site

According to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia has missed out on attracting some major investments because the state hasn’t had a “megasite” for large manufacturing facilities to locate and draw on a large pool of potential workers. Now it does…

Virginia officials charged in snow-clearing bribery scheme

Two Virginia Department of Transportation officials were arrested Thursday for allegedly taking $140,000 in bribes from snow-removal contractors, according to prosecutors and court documents. The bribery scheme started in the 2013-2014 snow season and involved more than $9.1 million in contracts…

John Stallings resigns as Virginia division president at SunTrust; bank makes other leadership changes in state

John Stallings has resigned as Virginia division president of SunTrust Banks Inc. to take a position with another financial institution…

Richmond healthcare firm expands to West Virginia

A fast-growing local behavioral healthcare company has inked its second acquisition in as many months. Richmond-based ncgCare, which last month purchased North Carolina-based Appalachian Community Services, has closed on a deal to acquire Starlight Behavioral Health Services, a healthcare provider with…

In Kentucky's drastic pension reforms, no one would be spared

Previous attempts to address the state's pension crisis haven't gone far enough. This time around, past, present and future employees could take a hit…

States say EPA's climate rule guidance is 'legally incorrect'

Democratic attorneys general want the Trump administration to rescind guidance that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent to states about complying with the Obama administration’s main climate change regulation….

Va. Top Court reverses tax decision against Kohl's

A divided Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a decision against Kohl’s Department Stores, instructing the lower court to reconsider its holding about the company’s tax liability for income from…

Okla. High Court upholds revocation of Auto Tax exemption

When the Oklahoma Legislature partially lifted an 8-decade-old exemption protecting automobiles from the state sales tax to try to raise revenue for the cash-strapped state, it was not instituting a new tax subject to…

Atlanta City planners have a new way to talk to residents

Public notice signs aren’t typically award-winning examples of sharp design, or titans of type. But a new partnership between Atlanta’s planning department and branding firm Matchstic aims to change that, with a rebrand emphasizing bright colors, simplicity and clarity…

Obama DOL's Overtime Rule struck down

A Texas federal judge on Thursday invalidated the Obama administration’s controversial rule expanding overtime protections to millions of white collar workers, saying…

Trump slashes spending on ACA promos, assistance

The Trump administration on Thursday drastically cut spending on promotional efforts and consumer assistance for the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces, despite having previously recognized…

In bipartisan push, 8 Governors float ACA fixes

A bipartisan group of governors unveiled a blueprint Thursday for stabilizing Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces and warned that Congress and the White House must quickly send a…

Mylan, other drugmakers must pay $67M in antitrust suit

The D.C. federal court has ordered generic-drug maker Mylan Pharmaceuticals and chemical companies Cambrex and Gyma Laboratories to pay a combined $67 million to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and three other insurers in a long-running suit accusing…

W.Va. County injection well ban barred by State law: 4th Circ.

A divided Fourth Circuit panel said Wednesday that a West Virginia county can't prohibit EQT Production Co. and other companies from operating underground wells that store wastewater from oil and gas production…

McAuliffe strikes softer tone on monuments, raising GOP hopes that Northam will be out on limb

Gov. Terry McAuliffe struck a softer tone on Confederate monuments Thursday, two weeks after urging Virginia’s cities and state legislature to move them to museums or graveyards…

Ralph Northam pick up additional $700K from environmental group

The Virginia League of Conservation Voters is spending $1.8 million to help elect Democratic gubernatorial contender Ralph Northam, another sign that his noncommittal stance on two planned gas pipelines isn’t costing him the financial support of environmentalists…

The silly season gets started early in Virginia elections

Virginia’s election season traditionally kicks off around Labor Day. This year the politicos are getting an early start. Some of them — GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie in particular — have been rolling out detailed, substantive policy proposals on a wide range of topics…

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