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Daily Clip 9/22/17
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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 .

 

VITA seeks court relief from potential 'catastrophic' email shutdown by Northrop Grumman

Virginia is asking for emergency court relief to prevent Northrop Grumman Corp. from shutting down email service for more than 56,000 state employees less than two weeks before the election of a new governor…

VDOT looking at adding four lanes, not two, to HRBT

The Virginia Department of Transportation is working on an idea to add four tunnel lanes, instead of two, to the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel to speed traffic between the Peninsula and South Hampton Roads…

Maryland Governor proposes widening the Beltway and I-270 to include 4 toll lanes

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Thursday proposed a $9 billion plan to widen three of the state’s most congested highways — the Capital Beltway, Interstate 270 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway — in what he said would include the largest public-private partnership for highways in North America…

Jack Evans: ‘No Plan B’ for Metro funding

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan got a backhand on Thursday regarding their positions on a new 1 cent regional sales tax to fund the D.C. region’s Metro transit system…

Transit projects will accompany I-66 switch to Express Lanes

Car drivers are not the only people slated to benefit from the adoption of Express Lanes on Interstate 66 in northern Virginia later this year. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be in Falls Church Wednesday to announce a series of transit projects that will accompany the launch of I-66 Express Lanes inside the Capital Beltway…

Bristol Virginia’s low state audit score tied to debt level

Bristol, Virginia’s, low state audit score is primarily tied to the city’s general obligation debt but doesn’t reflect recent improvements, the city manager said Thursday. The city is currently in conversation with the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts over a recent report that assigned Bristol Virginia a score of 4.25…

Virginia Economic Development Partnership launches program for high-potential companies

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership has picked 12 companies to participate in the Virginia Economic Gardening Pilot Program (VEGPP). These “second-stage” businesses have moved beyond the startup phase by substantially increasing their revenue or employment…

US Department of Commerce invests $2M to support nearby megapark

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced that it is awarding a $2 million grant to the city of Eden for water infrastructure improvements at the Berry Hill Regional Mega Park…

High-Powered ‘Super Regional’ Business group warns area’s economy is lagging

A new “super regional” group of chief executives of large employers from Richmond to Baltimore has been studying the Washington area’s economy and has identified weaknesses it says are stifling growth…

Consumer group urges Dominion to abandon plans for third reactor at North Anna

A Virginia consumer group on Wednesday called on Dominion Energy to abandon its stalled plans to build a new nuclear reactor at its North Anna Power Station, the latest in a long-running campaign to convince the utility to shelve the expensive project for good…

Virginia Child Health Care hinges on Congress

From a sunlit corner of the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU on Thursday morning, Gov. Terry McAuliffe touted the state’s success in boosting health coverage for thousands of poor children. But just blocks away, one of the state legislature’s money committees heard different news…

Wat do Microsoft, Facebook and Virginia Beach have in common? One high-speed underwater cable

Only one thing might bring the president of Microsoft, a Facebook executive, two U.S. senators, Virginia’s governor and the mayor of Virginia Beach to the same room. Each has high hopes for a new super-fast underwater data cable…

Foundation to decide fate of easements

More than eight months after deferring a decision on a Dominion land deal, and what many view as the future of land conservation, Virginia’s open-space easement agency will revisit the…

Certified -organic cigarettes? Tobacco is big organic business in Virginia

Anything a farmer grows can be certified as organic, if it meets the criteria. And in Virginia, tobacco is the largest organically-certified commodity in the state. In 2016, Virginia’s USDA-certified organic farms produced $18.5 million in certified-organic tobacco…

States, Province want High Court to nix Water Transfer Rule

A coalition of seven states and a Canadian province have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Second Circuit ruling that upheld a U.S. Environmental Protection Act rule exempting some water transfers from Clean Water Act review, saying…

Senate Dems float State 'Right-To-Work' Ban

A group of Senate Democrats led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts unveiled legislation Wednesday that would block states from enacting so-called right-to-work laws, which…

Insurers come out swinging against new Republican Health Care Bill

The health insurance industry, after cautiously watching Republican health care efforts for months, came out forcefully on Wednesday against the Senate’s latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, suggesting that its state-by-state block grants could create health care chaos in the short term and a Balkanized, uncertain insurance market…

SEC says it was a victim of computer hacking last year

The disclosure, coming on the heels of a data breach at Equifax, is likely to intensify concerns over potential computer vulnerabilities lurking among pillars of the American financial system…

Virginia Gubernatorial debate to be held Oct. 9

The final televised Virginia gubernatorial debate between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie will be held Oct. 9 at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise…

28th District House candidates disagree on Medicaid expansion, but agree on transportation funding

Candidates for a House of Delegates seat in the Fredericksburg region shared some viewpoints during a congenial debate Thursday night, but strongly disagreed on whether to expand a federal health care program for the poor…

Sweet Briar’s next chapter

Today, Sweet Briar College formally inaugurates Meredith Woo as its 13th president. This, of course, was a day that wasn’t supposed to happen. If Sweet Briar’s board — the old board, that is — had its way…

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