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Daily Clip 9/5/17
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TROUTMAN SANDERS

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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 .

 

State Auditor: City may be on brink of financial distress

Richmond is usually portrayed as being in good financial health despite having one in four residents living in poverty. So why is the state auditor of public accounts including Richmond among a handful of Virginia communities that she lists as potential financial basket cases…

Remaking Sweet Briar

There’s a lot riding on the shoulders of Meredith Woo, Sweet Briar College’s new president. More than two years after alumnae swooped in to save their beloved liberal arts college from closure, the path to sustainability remains challenging…

Report: Dominion would owe $133 million if not for rate freeze

Dominion Energy got a one-two punch Friday from state regulators: A report said the monopoly utility is holding as much as $133 million it would be required to return to customers but for the 2015 rate freeze law. Another ruling…

Arlington seeing new tax revenue from Airbnb-style rentals

Arlington’s recently adopted rules regulating Airbnb-style short-term rentals in the county are beginning to funnel some cash into the government’s coffers…

Grant helps industrial park prepare for prospects

After 10 years in the works, Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre in Henry County is on its way to “Tier 5” status, the state’s highest level of readiness for economic development prospects…

Lead developers in place for downtown arena project

Two out-of-town groups are helping shape the plan to replace the ailing Richmond Coliseum, build a 400-room hotel and transform the Blues Armory into a marketplace and music venue…

York County EDA plans purchases for redevelopment along Route 17

The property is in one of six areas the EDA identified as targets it could acquire, then market to attract new business…

City to seek bids on new Seafood Industrial Park project

The Seafood Industrial Park, bolstered by more than $400,000 in grant money from the Virginia Port Authority, will ask for bids this month on a new project aimed to make the Outer Harbor more sturdy…

Seven Hills Food Company gets $2.25M loan to expand in Lynchburg

Seven Hills Food Company will be expanding its Lynchburg plant and increasing its staff thanks to a $2.25 million loan from Virginia Community Capital, a…

Appeal filed over zoning process for pipeline in Pittsylvania County

Mount Cross resident Karen Maute has filed an appeal of the Pittsylvania County’s administrative decision that allows the Mountain Valley Pipeline company to forgo the zoning process for each of the easements normally needed to lay the proposed natural gas pipeline...

Centra hospitals face penalties over Medicare patients' readmissions

Next month four Centra hospitals — along with almost every hospital in Virginia — will start seeing their Medicare reimbursements reduced for having too many Medicare patients come back to the hospital within 30 days of discharge…

Commission objects to judge’s order on its Pomrenke records

Attorneys for the state judicial commission want a district judge to set aside an order compelling the commission to produce records in the case of Judge Kurt Pomrenke. Last week…

Will the Triangle lose control to Charlotte as health care partnership takes place

The partnership proposed last week between two of the state’s largest health care providers could be a prelude to a full-blown merger, says one state lawmaker…

Groups press lawmakers to stabilize ObamaCare markets

Nearly 100 consumer, patient and provider organizations are asking lawmakers to quickly pass a bipartisan bill to stabilize the ObamaCare insurance markets, as the Senate Health Committee gears up for a series of hearings on the issue beginning Wednesday…

'Meds-to-beds' programs aim to prevent re-hospitalization

The University of California at San Francisco Medical Center, the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the Montefiore Medical Center in New York are among many hospitals nationwide that have begun “meds to beds” or “meds in hand” programs, in which…

Trump names former coal executive to top mining safety post

President Trump has nominated a former coal executive whose company clashed with federal officials over mining safety rules under President Obama to the top mining safety post in his administration…

FCC urged to extend comment period on mobile broadband

A dozen U.S. senators and several media organizations have separately urged the Federal Communications Commission to extend the comment period on upcoming changes to agency policy on mobile broadband's replacement of fixed broadband…

Virginia Democrats take heat for missing Labor Day parade

The fall campaign season for Virginia politics stepped off Monday at the annual [Buena Vista] Labor Day Parade and Festival, but the top of the democratic ticket was largely absent…

Law firm of Jill Vogel, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, specializes in dark money

The organization is called Protect America’s Consumers. It accepts donations and says it will use the money to stop future scandals at a federal consumer protection agency. Protect America’s Consumers sounds official. But the organization…

Where the Governor’s race stands

Let’s start with the good news. Between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie, we actually have a pretty good choice for governor. By that, we mean neither one seems likely to embarrass us. Yes, that’s a pretty low barrier, but…

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