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Daily Clip 9/13/17
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TROUTMAN SANDERS

STRATEGIES

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 .

 

After insurer departures, 70,000 Virginians will not be able to purchase health coverage in 2018

The Affordable Care Act exchange is collapsing in Virginia, with the last potential insurer pulling out of western Virginia and leaving about 70,000 people without the ability to purchase health insurance for 2018…

State Supreme Court reopens clerk removal case

The contentious effort to remove Montgomery County’s circuit court clerk from office is alive again and headed to the Virginia Supreme Court. The court’s decision Friday to hear an appeal in the case came nearly…

GO Virginia seeks ideas that dovetail with Council’s regional economic development goals

A good place to start? Read the recently completed GO Virginia growth and diversification plan for the regional economy that includes Lynchburg, the Roanoke Valley, the Alleghany Highlands and the New River Valley. That’s the advice of…

James City to get 1st aquifer plant

The first full-scale plant to pump purified wastewater back into eastern Virginia’s rapidly draining aquifer is slated for James City County, a move that could allow the county to continue to rely primarily on…

VCU, Squirrel’s still working on ballpark project

Virginia Commonwealth University and the Richmond Flying Squirrels agreed last September to a nonbinding memorandum of understanding, expressing mutual interest in exploration of the feasibility of a new ballpark for one year. With the…

Altria eyes HQ expansion at Reynolds Crossing

Fresh off buying its headquarters in Henrico for $20 million, Richmond’s tobacco king is looking to spread out...

Arlington Chamber backs staff option for new Crystal City VRE station

As the Arlington County Board prepares to vote on a preferred location for the new Crystal City station for Virginia Railway Express, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is backing a recommendation…

Work under way for new zoning rules for Strategic Investment Area

A nonprofit hired by the city of Charlottesville to rewrite the zoning code for an area south of the Downtown Mall sought to explain the purpose of their work…

Botetourt planners recommend denial of rezoning for asphalt plant

The Botetourt County Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend denial of a rezoning request for a temporary asphalt plant in the…

Ashland digs deeper into trench option with rail

Crunch time is quickly approaching for a group of elected officials, citizens and experts attempting to reach a consensus on the best option for a high speed rail project slated for construction in the next 15 to 25 years...

DOJ backs Biosimilar makers in info-sharing fight

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday sided with biosimilar makers in the aftermath of a major U.S. Supreme Court ruling involving Amgen and Sandoz, telling the Federal Circuit that state laws can’t be used to…

Are NC lawmakers moving toward abandoning election of judges and overhauling courts?

In recent years, there has been a sharpened political focus on the courts in North Carolina. Republican lawmakers who’ve tried to move the state sharply to the political right have seen the state and federal courts strike down key provisions of their agenda…

How Tennessee's taken the politics out of renewable energy

When it comes to a particular renewable energy program in Tennessee, it doesn’t matter whether you believe in climate change or not, are a Republican or Democrat, live in a big city or small rural town. The program in question is…

Kentucky's pension troubles signal a more national problem

States like Illinois and New Jersey and cities like Chicago and Detroit have attracted national headlines for their pension problems, but for absolute distress, no place has greater trouble with its retirement system than oft-ignored Kentucky…

As U.S. economy improves, Cities may be headed for another downturn

Cities still haven't recovered from the recession, and a new report concludes that they might instead be sliding into another fiscal contraction…

VMI Leaders say Military College will keep Confederate statues

Leaders of Virginia Military Institute said Tuesday that the school will keep its Confederate statues and consider adding more historical context…

Could our next Lt. Gov. bring single payer health insurance to Virginia?

Could it be that our very own Senate of Virginia will determine whether America moves to single payer health care? Jill Vogel, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, offered this warning in a recent…

Metro gets a surprise lifeline from an unlikely source

In proposing a $500 million annual bailout for Metro in equal four-way contributions from Maryland, the District, Virginia and the federal government, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan could be playing political chicken, or have come to a sudden appreciation of Metro’s dire need…

This year, Virginia voters have a choice in many legislative races

In a representative form of government, we choose who represents us, right? Not always. In the 2015 House of Delegates races, only 29.1 percent of eligible Virginians voted, according to the Virginia Department of Elections. And of that…

Schapiro: That ka-ching you hear is out-of-state money

New Jersey’s loss could be Virginia’s gain. Both states choose governors this year. They are the only states to do so in the year immediately following a presidential election, making both mini-referendums on what’s going on in Washington, D.C. However…

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