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Daily Clip 11/21/13
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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 .

 

McAuliffe calls on Virginia businesses to support Medicaid expansion

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe may be facing GOP opposition to his high-priority push to expand Medicaid, but on Wednesday he asked for help from what has been a traditionally Republican-leaning group – the state's business community…

Business group presents ‘Blueprint’ for economy to McAuliffe

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday presented its "blueprint” for building the state’s economy to Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe, who pledged to work with the business community…

Terry McAuliffe meets with union leaders

Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe is meeting with political friends and foes before officially taking office, including top labor leaders. The face time with union heads is notable because Virginia is a "right to work” state…

GOP holding primary for 6th District Senate seat on Thursday

Voters in Mathews County, the Eastern Shore and parts of Norfolk and Virginia Beach now represented in the state Senate by Lt. Gov.-elect Ralph Northam will choose a Republican candidate today for the race to succeed him….

 

Roanoke Councilman Trinkle enters 5-way race for House nomination

The already congested field for the Democratic nomination to fill the just vacated 11th District House of Delegates seat got more crowded Wednesday with Roanoke Councilman David Trinkle's announcement he would join the fray…

Va. Shore: Supervisor Ron Wolff announces for Delegate seat, should Lewis win

An Accomack County supervisor and restaurateur announced Tuesday he will be a candidate in the House of Delegates race if Del. Lynwood Lewis wins his bid for the state Senate…

State opens probe into why Deeds’ son was released

Virginia has launched an investigation of why state Sen. Creigh Deeds’ son was released from an emergency custody order 13 hours before he stabbed his father multiple times at their Bath County home Tuesday morning and then shot himself…

Senate Finance Panel opens 2-day retreat in Williamsburg

Members of the Virginia Senate Finance Committee are gathering in Williamsburg for their annual two-day retreat. The meeting begins this morning with overviews of the state's economy and the 2014 revenue and budget outlook…

Special prosecutor named in Morrissey case

A special prosecutor has been appointed to oversee an investigation into the relationship between Del. Joseph D. Morrissey, D-Henrico, and a 17-year-old girl who formerly worked in his office…

Chesterfield legislators outline hopes for next year

Chesterfield County legislators told a group of business leaders Tuesday that changes to standardized school testing, health care and unfunded mandates will be among the top issues during next year’s legislative session…

Port Authority approves contract for new Chief Executive

The Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning approved unanimously a five-year contract for the agency's next chief executive, John Reinhart…

Port of Hampton Roads takes $4.8M operating loss

The port of Hampton Roads has been on a roll for more than a year. It was the fastest-growing container port on the East Coast in 2012 and last month hit an all-time one-month high - beating a record set only three months earlier…

Va. opens Agricultural, Forestry Trade Office in Canada

Virginia is opening a trade office in Canada to increase agricultural and forestry products to the region. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the opening Wednesday. The state now has eight agriculture trade offices in various locations around the world…

Senators introduce bill to add acreage to Petersburg National Battlefield

Virginia’s two U.S. senators are looking to secure more than 7,000 acres for the Petersburg National Battlefield, an addition that would make it the largest Civil War battlefield in the country…

Va. Insurance Regulators say Obama request may not be possible

Virginia regulators say they may not have legal authority to require insurers to extend cancelled health policies as long as two years , as President Barack Obama requested last week…

Regent U. to launch massive open online courses

Regent University in January will launch a massive open online course – or MOOC – platform, with classes initially to be offered for free…

Liberty University’s credit rating rises

Nonprofit universities are not businesses, despite all of the corporate-sounding talk these days about tuition revenue, admissions yield, enrollment management, cost-cutting, discounting and technological disruption. And yet…

State reviews itemizes aged school buildings

More than 60 percent of Virginia’s K-12 school buildings are at least 40 years old, according to a state review that arms advocates of a change to federal historic tax credit law with data to press their case…

Postal Service: More scrutiny of Parties’ political mailings

The campaign mailers that stuff local mailboxes every year during election season may soon have to clear a new set of hurdles if political parties want to continue to receive special low postage rates…

Chesterfield plans to revitalize Ettrick near VSU

Just more than a year after Chesterfield County adopted its new comprehensive plan, county staffers have begun working on a "Special Area Plan” to help revitalize Ettrick near Virginia State University…

Group backs cutting some of 34 SOL tests

A group of 12 Virginia education organizations is pushing for big changes in state education policy. In a joint resolution released Tuesday, the groups said they will push for an overhaul of…

Claims of biopower deceptive, group claims

A Massachusetts-based environmental organization says Dominion Resources Inc.’s claim that biopower is clean is misleading to investors. Dominion Resources as well as two energy firms — Georgia-based Southern Co. and…

For now, Navy cancels search for outlying landing field

The Navy has canceled its long and controversial search for a new landing field to be used by fighter pilots from Oceana Naval Air Station - at least for now…

Councilman seeks commitment for slavery-site funding

Richmond City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto said Monday that he would like a "guarantee or assurance” from the private sector that the $30 million fundraising effort to build a slavery memorial in Shockoe Bottom would continue regardless of…

Teach for Richmond? Plan to hire teachers with provisional licenses sparks a backlash

The Richmond School Board wants to work with a national program that places bright but inexperienced teachers in local schools. But critics are mobilizing against the idea…

Richmond firm plans $5 million project

Blackwood Development, a Richmond-based real estate firm, plans to begin work this year on a Norfolk area development that will feature a 42,000-square-foot Walmart Neighborhood Market, a Wawa gas station and a third plot that has not been tabbed for any specific development…

Lynchburg-area construction companies to combine

C.L. Lewis & Company, founded in 1929 and headquartered in Lynchburg, and J.E. Jamerson & Sons, founded in 1945 and based in Appomattox, will combine to form Jamerson-Lewis Construction, which will be headquartered…

Google launches prepaid card

The tech giant announced the launch of a physical prepaid card on Wednesday. The new Google Wallet Card will be tied to a customer's Google Wallet account and can be used to…

Banks move toward resolution of lawsuit

A settlement is in the works to end a class action lawsuit tied to a massive Richmond banking deal. StellarOne Bank and locally based Union First Market Bankshares have reached a settlement in principle with a StellarOne shareholder who filed suit…

Caterpillar to shut down plant in Pulaski, lay off 240 workers

 

Caterpillar has long been struggling to slow an uncontrollable skid in its mining equipment business. Most recently, it reported a loss of 42 percent of sales in that market. The announcement was accompanied by companywide layoffs and talks of shake-ups to come…

Elon Musk charged up as feds probe Tesla fires

As federal investigators announced a formal safety probe Tuesday, fledgling electric car maker Tesla Motors is getting a quick lesson in what it's like to be treated like a big, mainstream automaker…

N.C. lawmakers going to Arkansas to examine fracking

North Carolina General Assembly members and staff are traveling out of state to get a closer look at how a kind of natural gas drilling called fracking works…

Cash America fined over claims of robo-signing, gouging military families

For five years, employees at Cash America, one of the country’s largest payday lenders, were told to stamp a lawyer’s signature on court documents used to sue customers for past-due debts. This "robo-signing” helped the company improperly squeeze money out of at least…

IBM and Microsoft kill software patent reform

The legislation is sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He unveiled a new version of his bill last month, touting it as a cure for the problem of patent trolls. One provision would have expanded what's known as the "covered business method" (CBM) program…

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