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Daily Clip 11/19/13
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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 .

 

McAuliffe names Brown, Reagan, Denslow, Stoney to posts

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe’s first appointments include the state’s longtime budget guru, a campaign official, and several experienced state government hands with ties to previous Democratic administrations…

Ken Cuccinelli reflects on losing Virginia Governor’s race, talks about what’s next

Two weeks after losing his bid for Virginia governor, Ken Cuccinelli II said that the failings of the new health-care law will make Sen. Mark R. Warner vulnerable next year in a contest the attorney general did not rule out…

Recounts are rough, and they rarely change results

 

In Virginia, slim Election Day victories are usually confirmed by a recount. Democrat Mark Herring, far left, holds a lead of fewer than 200 votes over Republican Mark Obenshain…

Herring team still confident of AG race victory; Obenshain thinks results could swing his way

One week before the State Board of Elections certifies the vote totals in the race for Virginia attorney general, state Sen. Mark Herring’s team said that the Democrat would prevail no matter what challenges are mounted…

33rd Senate district Democrats to select Herring-replacement nominee Saturday

Local Democrats will hold a firehouse primary, or unassembled caucus, Nov. 23 to elect their nominee to replace state Sen. Mark Herring (D-33rd) in the General Assembly should Herring maintain his advantage and eventually win the historically…

Bills threaten to gut new Virginia Road-funding law

A fight over landmark road funding legislation resolved late in this year's General Assembly term evidently was just the opening round as two bills were prefiled Monday seeking to take away some, or all, of its revenue…

Watkins proposes State Exchange for Va.

Sen. John Watkins, R-Powhatan, has an old solution to the new problem of a federal health insurance marketplace that doesn’t work as advertised — a state-based exchange for Virginians…

Va. to receive $392,000 as part of Google settlement

Virginia will receive more than $392,000 as part of a multi-state settlement with Google Inc. over claims that the company violated consumer privacy. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli made the announcement Monday…

Congress votes to increase pharmacy industry oversight after meningitis outbreak

One year after a meningitis outbreak killed two people and sickened dozens in Southwest Virginia — and even more across the East Coast — Congress is beefing up federal oversight of…

Virginia oyster harvest biggest in 26 years

Virginia's oyster harvest hit 406,000 bushels for the 2012-2013 season, outpacing the previous year by nearly 60 percent and marking the largest harvest since 1987, officials say…

NSU President plans to close 2-year nursing program

Norfolk State University's president is planning to close the school's troubled two-year nursing program, he told governing board members Monday. Eddie Moore Jr., who took over in September, said he planned…

Virginia Tech to sell 26 acres to FAA for runway expansion

The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors unanimously approved the sale of 26 acres of university land off Southgate Drive to the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday. The FAA is expected to pay $9.4 million for the property…

Council committee to take up Shockoe ballpark today

Richmonders will have their first chance to weigh in on the Shockoe Bottom ballpark proposal today when a City Council committee meets to begin the process of working through the details of the plan unveiled one week ago by Mayor…

Norfolk’s top planner quits unexpectedly

Frank Duke resigned unexpectedly on Friday after leading the city's planning department for the last six years. When reached Monday, Duke would say only that he resigned Friday…

Western Refining, York County likely to settle over tax assessments

York County and former owner of the now defunct Yorktown refinery appear to be working on a settlement in their tax dispute that could mean a much smaller payout for the county than the $7.8 million…

Roanoke City Council creates storm water utility

After nearly 10 years of planning and five years of discussion, the Roanoke City Council at last created a storm water utility Monday that next year will impose a fee on all city landowners with…

Planning Board to see draft natural gas drilling law

A draft ordinance governing the drilling of natural gas wells in the county will move on to the Washington County Planning Commission for further discussion early next year. The county’s Land Use Steering Committee…

School officials want to centralize use of non-contract employees

The plan was the central component of the administrative response to a payroll audit that showed the current school system practice of school- and department-based hiring opens the window for a wide variety of problems…

Cuccinelli to ask Appeals Court to clear Montgomery in wrongful conviction case

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and lawyers for wrongfully convicted Johnathan Montgomery will ask the Virginia Court of Appeals today to clear his name…

Names have yet to be added to Va. War Memorial

It was a rare moment of unanimity last winter when the General Assembly passed a law spelling out how Virginia's war dead are to be honored at a state-funded memorial in Richmond…

Lawyers strike back in clash with ex-firm

In response to allegations that they conspired to damage Boleman and lure clients away, Adair and Hathaway deny any wrongdoing surrounding their departure in the spring to start their own local bankruptcy practice, according to their filing last…

Fredericksburg region not in the running for FBI HQ

The GSA stated that the only Northern Virginia localities it will consider are Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties and the incorporated cities and towns of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Vienna and Manassas…

JPMorgan’s $13 billion settlement to include deadline for assisting homeowners

The government plans to impose a deadline for JPMorgan Chase to dole out consumer relief as part of a tentative $13 billion settlement, insisting the bank would face an additional penalty if…

CACI International completes largest acquisition in 51-year history

CACI International completed the largest acquisition in its 51-year history on Friday. The Arlington-based company acquired McLean-based Six3 Systems Inc. for $820 million…

Data center proposal ‘difficult situation’ for supervisors

The Loudoun Board of Supervisors' business-friendliness was called into question this week over proposed regulations on one of the county's darling industries, data centers…

Dinwiddie supervisor elected president of the Virginia Association of Counties

Dinwiddie County Supervisor Harrison Moody has been elected president of the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo ) for 2013-14. Moody succeeds Middlesex County Supervisor John D. "Jack” Miller Jr…

Bon Secours Neurosciences Institute names executive medical director

 

Dr. Stacey Epps has been named executive medical director of the Bon Secours Neurosciences Institute. Epps is also chairman of the Department of Neurosciences at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center and…

ePlus acquires data storage company AdviStor

A subsidiary of Herndon-based IT company ePlus inc. has acquired AdviStor Inc., a storage-focused solutions provider in Pittsford, N.Y. The company said the deal will expand its…

N.C. AG says refusal of Medicaid expansion was wrong

Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper said Monday he can't see any reason why Gov. Pat McCrory and other Republicans leading the legislature refused to expand Medicaid coverage this year except for politics…

Medicaid billing back on N.C. lawmakers' panel list

Lawmakers are expecting more information from North Carolina health officials about how a new and expensive Medicaid billing system is now performing after a rocky first few months in operation…

Battle over the future of Fairfax libraries to be joined again today by County Supervisors

The revelations that the Fairfax County Public Library was throwing away hundreds of thousands of books, and was testing a plan that would reduce the number of librarians in its libraries, sparked an uproar in September…

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