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Daily Clip 11/14/13
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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 .

 

Virginia revenues fall 5.4 percent in October

Virginia's general tax collections for October declined, leaving actual revenues behind a budgeted forecast for the state fiscal year. Finance Secretary Ric Brown wrote in his monthly revenue report…

Herring, Obenshain dig in for a fight in tight Va. Attorney General race as lawyers move in

A week after Election Day, there may be as many lawyers involved in the race for Virginia attorney general as there are votes separating the two candidates. As of Wednesday…

Herring, Obenshain name transition teams

Democrat Mark Herring and Republican Mark Obenshain, locked in a razor-thin contest for attorney general, on Wednesday both named transition teams…

Democrats to choose candidate for Northam’s seat

The Democratic Party of Virginia will hold a caucus for 6th District voters Saturday to pick a candidate to run for a state Senate seat being vacated. Incumbent Ralph Northam…

Arlington bar codes examined for vote problems in Virginia

Elections officials in Arlington acknowledged Wednesday that the county’s electoral board accepted more than a dozen provisional ballots in which a voter’s name had been checked off mistakenly as already having voted…

Leesburg attorney announces bid for Herring’s Senate seat

Leesburg attorney Jennifer Wexton (D) announced Wednesday that she will campaign to fill the seat that would be vacated by state Sen. Mark R. Herring, who holds an apparent lead of 164 votes over…

After meals tax defeat, Chesterfield leaders ponder revenue options

Chesterfield County leaders will consider reducing real estate exemptions for elderly residents and increasing planning fees that were cut in recent years as part of an everything’s-on-the-table approach to filling a gap in the upcoming year’s budget…

Non-General funds drive State budget growth

Virginia’s general fund grew by 3 percent between the 2004 and 2013 fiscal years — when adjusted for population growth and inflation — and 20 percent overall including non-general fund appropriations…

Va. Beach will review 3 plans to extend train service

Three private groups are officially vying to extend passenger train service into Virginia Beach. The City Council voted Tuesday to review two light-rail proposals and one that calls for magnetic levitation technology…

Wilder hopes to revive Slavery Museum in Richmond

Wilder has been in discussions with Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Gov. Bob McDonnell about the possible construction of the museum in the city’s Shockoe Bottom section, once a thriving center of the slave trade in the decades…

Second Virginia Beach Arena proposal is in the works

It's game on in the competition to build a sports and entertainment arena at the Oceanfront. A second group said Tuesday it plans to submit an arena proposal to the city…

Chesapeake urged to take Conference Center private

The City Council was urged Tuesday to turn management of the money-losing Chesapeake Conference Center to a private company effective next July. Staff members said the company…

1,023 in Va. have enrolled through Exchange in 33 days

More than 1,000 Virginians enrolled in health insurance plans through the new federal health insurance marketplace in the first 33 days of the exchanges problem-plagued rollout…

Report: Va. Justice System headed for crisis

Virginia’s justice system is too expensive, ineffective, unfair and headed for a crisis, according to a policy brief released Wednesday by the Justice Policy Institute…

Pension rates to ease

Local governments will likely get a welcome surprise when they receive their biennial notice of pension rates for their employees next month..

Happy Hour changes on tap while ABC offers  Black Friday discounts

Something new could be on tap for happy hour in Virginia. State officials are considering allowing bars and restaurants to advertise limited information about happy hour specials, including using social…

Emporia principal to head McDonnell’s School Takeover Division

A middle school principal in Emporia will lead the statewide school division championed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to rehab failing schools. Jason V. Sears, of Richmond, begins Nov. 25 as executive director of the…

Norfolk Redevelopment agency names new Board chair

The city's Redevelopment and Housing Authority has a new board chairman. The board of commissioners chose F. Nash Bilisoly as its new leader Wednesday morning, filling the vacancy…

City Council split over how to handle license plate reader concerns

Lynchburg City Council appears split over the best way to handle license plate readers and privacy concerns. The state attorney general has advised law enforcement agencies that retaining passively collected license plate data runs…

Gun rights advocates applaud Bedford Supervisors’ efforts

The president of the Virginia Citizen's Defense League praised the Bedford County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday for lobbying the state to pass legislation to allow teachers to legally carry guns in schools…

Endangered whales a concern in Virginia offshore wind development

Virginia offshore wind development efforts are running into concerns about protecting endangered whales. The North Atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered whale species on the planet…

Virginia University of Lynchburg placed on probation

Virginia University of Lynchburg has been placed on probation by its accrediting agency for not maintaining financial stability. The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools’ Accreditation Commission voted…

Washington County officials probing BVU

 

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating financial activities at BVU Authority....Formerly known as Bristol Virginia Utilities, the authority provides electricity, water, wastewater and telecommunications services…

Henry Clay Inn owners plan to reopen Ashland hotel

 

The Henry Clay Inn in Ashland, which closed in October, will have a grand reopening Dec. 9. The reopening comes after a plan to sell the hotel was scuttled in September…

Williamsburg Outlet Mall remake to get first review

The redevelopment plan for the Williamsburg Outlet Mall will get special review Wednesday in a Planning meeting specifically scheduled to consider the case…

Charlottesville-based educational company to expand to Henrico

WorldStrides, an educational travel company, announced plans Wednesday to open a national sales office in Henrico County…

Health system checks in to motel property

VCU Health System last week acquired the Red Carpet Inn at 1500 Sherwood Ave., a half-mile from the stadium and across Interstate 64 from the organization’s planned $56 million Virginia Treatment Center for Children…

Firm nabs a corner near planned stadium

Just a day after Mayor Dwight Jones unveiled plans to play ball downtown, a local development company is taking a "calculated risk” to try to get in on the action in Shockoe Bottom…

Boulevard looms large in fiscal analysis of ballpark

 

Though the rollout of the Shockoe Bottom ballpark development project has focused largely on what would happen in Shockoe, the plan’s economics rely heavily on getting rid of The Diamond and…

Virginia Transformer plans expansion in Troutville

Virginia Transformer Corp. announced this week that it is expanding its manufacturing facilities. The company has purchased the former LifeSteel property at 201 Transformer Way...

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