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Daily Clip 11/27/13
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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 .

 

Obenshain will request a recount in tight race for Virginia Attorney General

Republican state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain will formally ask for a recount in the historically tight race for Virginia attorney general, leaving the final outcome still unclear three weeks after Election Day…

McDonnell expects recount, not challenge through legislature in Attorney General’s race

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell on Tuesday said he would "absolutely” ask for a recount if he were Mark D. Obenshain, the Republican who lost the race for attorney general by just 165 votes out of 2.2 million cast. But the governor was more…

Officials looking at psychiatric bed shortage in Va.

Gov. Bob McDonnell and state mental health officials are taking a fresh look at old flaws in Virginia’s fragmented mental health system after an attack that left state Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, wounded and his son…

Cuccinelli joins Health Care lawsuit

With less than two months left in his term, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is wading back into a federal health care lawsuit. Cuccinelli on Tuesday filed a "friend of the court” brief in the King v. Sebelius case…

Morrissey lawyer criticizes police, special prosecutor in underage sex investigation

A lawyer for state delegate and lawyer Joseph D. Morrissey has fired off a letter criticizing a Henrico County police investigation of Morrissey as coercive and attacking the special prosecutor now overseeing the investigation as biased…

Greason, Comstock first to submit bills for 2014 Session

Two of Loudoun's state lawmakers fresh off re-election have pre-filed bills for the 2014 General Assembly session, with Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34th) looking to initiate a Sexual and Domestic Violence Subfund and…

Lawmakers hear County’s legislative agenda

The Virginia General Assembly will be back in session soon and the county’s Board of Supervisors hopes their priorities will be addressed this year. But local legislators believe…

Republicans announce runs for 33rd District Senate seat

Two more Republicans have formally announced plans to run for the 33rd District Senate seat, following the final vote tally in the attorney general’s race that Monday named Loudoun County Democratic state Sen. Mark R. Herring the victor…

Warner praises group’s new elder care facility

A new Charlottesville senior care facility and program that’s been years in the making is expected to be up and running soon. Officials from across the region and state gathered Monday…

Toll opponents file petition for High Court rehearing

It wasn't the tolls per se that violated the state's constitution, but the profit they will generate for a private company. That's the gist of the argument that opponents…

Parents of Virginia Tech shooting victims file petition for rehearing

The parents of two women slain at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, have asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider its recent decision to overturn a jury finding…

Richmond looks for ways to make its contractors pay employees more

Until a councilman looked it up on his iPhone during a working meeting, the Richmond City Council wasn't sure exactly what the minimum wage was in Virginia…

Hanover approves $44 million Courthouse

 

The Hanover County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night unanimously approved $44 million in funding for a new courthouse to replace two space-constricted buildings. Before voting in favor of the project…

Dominion Virginia Power base rates to be lowered slightly

The average Dominion Virginia Power residential customer will see their rates drop about 11 cents per month, or $1.32 annually, under a State Corporation Commission decision issued Tuesday…

Montgomery Council votes to increase minimum wage  to $11.50 by 2017

The Montgomery County Council voted overwhelmingly to establish the county’s own minimum wage Tuesday, approving a historic increase that will lift the hourly rate to $11.50 by 2017…

Alexandria School Board seeks input on new Superintendent

The Alexandria School Board is seeking input on what qualities city residents hope to see in the new superintendent. Parents and community members can offer feedback through an online survey or…

Alexandria Council orders Manager to hold line on taxes next year

In preparation for a difficult budget year, the Alexandria City Council Tuesday night ordered the city manager to build a spending and revenue plan for the next fiscal year with no increases…

Washington County supervisors OK revisions to tax legislation

Revisions to legislation that will add sections of Washington County to the law that designates Bristol, Va., as a locality that can contain a development of regional impact and thus garner certain tax revenues will move forward to local legislators…

Project Bulldog tenant unleashes its vision

A medical supply company is almost ready to sink its teeth into a 400,000-square-foot Chesterfield industrial development…

Sullivan looks to donors to help sustain AccessUVa

In August, the university’s Board of Visitors voted to replace $7,000 a year in grant aid for UVa’s lowest-income students with loans. The change is supposed to rein in the growing…

Virginia Beach council seeks new developer for former Dome site

A businessman was tapped years ago to build an ambitious project, but financing has struggled. The City Council has decided to give others a shot at developing the property…

Hidden Health Costs for Small Businesses?

Small businesses are poised to bear the brunt of a little known tax created by the Affordable Care Act that will impose an annual "fee" on health-insurance companies…

A More Sensible Suit Deal

Turning a suit deal inside out has revealed a silver lining. After fending off a hostile bid from Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Men’s Wearhouse is now proposing to buy its smaller rival for $1.2 billion…

Nationals wanted the District to pay for a pricey retractable roof

Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Tuesday that Washington Nationals owner Theodore N. Lerner pitched him earlier this year on a pricey plan to have the city build a retractable roof over Nationals Park — a proposal, Gray said, that he swiftly but politely rejected...

A cabinet seat, collecting dust

With no updates from the administration, some small business advocates have speculated that the president may not actually be looking to fill the position, noting that the he has proposed consolidating the SBA and five other federal agencies...

D.C. Activates Cameras at Stop Signs, Crosswalks

District of Columbia police are deploying a new set of automated traffic enforcement tools to ticket drivers for speeding and infractions at stop signs, crosswalks and intersections...

Federal cuts hit tobacco farmers

Due to cuts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, tobacco farmers across Southside are set to lose out big time on federal payments scheduled for 2014…

ODU wants a new stadium but first must improve Foreman Field

ODU has several more seasons at Foreman Field as a member of Conference USA. Necessary improvements to the...

N.C. OKs higher rates to keep Blue Cross policies

North Carolina's insurance commissioner is clearing the state's largest health insurer to raise premiums by between 16 percent and 24 percent on policies that would have been canceled...

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