Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Register
Daily Clip 12/05/13
Share |

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 .

Judge sets Dec. 17-18 for recount in AG’s race

A Richmond circuit judge set Dec. 17-18 for the statewide recount in the attorney general’s race but gave populous Fairfax County a one-day head start. In a four-hour hearing Wednesday…

McAuliffe wants to put the brakes on U.S. 460 project

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe signaled Wednesday that he might put the brakes on one of his predecessor's top transportation priorities: a tolled, limited-access highway that would parallel U.S. 460…

State to boost spending on transit projects

Transportation bills approved by the 2013 General Assembly not only boost transit and rail project funding, they require a new method for figuring out how much money states will provide to transit systems, and…

State gets Federal environmental approval to widen I-64

The state has cleared a major federal hurdle in its plans to widen overburdened Interstate 64 between Richmond and Hampton…

Suffolk Delegate to head House Appropriations panel

The new chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee is an independent-minded conservative who delivered a $6 billion tax increase to fund the state’s threadbare transportation system. Del. S. Chris Jones, R-Suffolk…

McAuliffe backs Medicaid expansion, mental health funds

Despite healthy GOP opposition, Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday showed no signs of retreating on his push for Medicaid expansion. McAuliffe also said he supports tightening the state’s ethics laws, and…

McAuliffe urges more regionalism in Hampton Roads

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday that Hampton Roads' needs, particularly on transportation, will be a top priority in his administration, but called for greater regional cooperation during a session…

McAuliffe calls for increasing penalties for those who violate Ethic laws

As ongoing state and federal investigations hover over Gov. Bob McDonnell in his final weeks in the executive mansion, McDonnell's successor has called for reform to an ethical code that some say…

Study gives Virginia an F on Justices’ disclosures

A review of the financial disclosure requirements for the justices on the nation’s 50 state supreme courts gives Virginia an F, along with 41 other states…

Greif to invest $45 million in Amherst County site

Greif, a global industrial packaging company, will invest $45 million in its Amherst County mill. The mill employs 278 people and has the highest private-sector payroll for any company in Amherst County…

Repeal of Virginia Constitutional Amendment on marriage proposed

State Sen. Adam Ebbin, D-Alexandria, has introduced legislation to begin the lengthy process of repealing the state Constitutional amendment that says marriage is a union of one man and one woman. The amendment, approved by voters in 2006…

Roth named as interim leader of Virginia Biotechnology Research Park

Virginia’s outgoing deputy secretary of commerce and trade has been named to lead the Virginia BioTechnology Research Park on an interim basis while a national search is conducted to replace the park’s retiring president…

Dominion Virginia Power to install more than 2,000 solar panels on Canon plant

In its largest solar project in the state, Dominion Virginia Power will begin installing more than 2,000 solar panels atop an industrial building in Gloucester today. The project is going on the roof of Canon Virginia Inc.’s industrial resource…

Dominion announces executive changes

Dominion Resources Inc. is making changes in its top management levels. Robert M. Blue will become president of the company’s Dominion Virginia Power business unit and Diane Leopold will take over as president of its…

E-ZPass campaign ramps up as toll start looms for Elizabeth River tunnels

As Hampton Roads prepares to pay tolls to use the Elizabeth River downtown and midtown tunnels in Norfolk on Feb. 1, the Commonwealth Transportation Board worries about the looming deadline…

Roanoke County manufactures device to help drivers avoid texting

The device works by preventing the vehicle from starting unless the driver’s phone is placed in an interior dock. Users can only use their phones via Bluetooth while driving…

Richmond’s jail recovery program growing

The addiction recovery program, founded by the McShin Foundation, teaches men in jail how to turn an overcrowded room with triple bunk beds into an oversized family that supports each other toward substance abuse recovery…

City officials plan Ballpark meetings ahead of vote

Richmond won’t be getting a new baseball stadium in time for Christmas, but after several town hall meetings in December and January, the City Council will be faced with a big decision on…

Roanoke College unveils plans for new Athletic Center

Roanoke College’s neighbors got a preview of the $37 million athletics center coming to their street. College officials unveiled new conceptual drawings for the Cregger Center during a private meeting Tuesday night with residents…

Rappahannock Parkway makes comeback

It looks like it’s back to the future for plans to deal with congestion along the Fredericksburg area’s Interstate 95 corridor. At the Commonwealth Transportation Board meeting…

"Virginia is for Lovers" added to state license plate

Gov. Bob McDonnell has unveiled a new design for the state's standard license plate that incorporates the "Virginia is for lovers" slogan. It wasn't a drastic overhaul…

Easier absentee voting proposed

State Sen. Janet Howell, D-Fairfax, wants to make it easier for Virginians to vote absentee. She's introducing legislation that allows voters to go to local registrar's offices to vote in person before Election Day, without providing an excuse…

School calendar -- The "Kings Dominion Law" is on the General Assembly agenda, yet again

It’s almost as much a perennial as the holiday itself – once again legislators from beyond the Blue Ridge and from the sprawling suburbs of Washington are hoping the General Assembly will allow school boards to send pupils to school in August…

Lawmakers tell Albemarle officials that SOL Reform likely coming

Area lawmakers said Tuesday that they plan to make reforming the state’s standardized tests a linchpin of their legislative agenda next year, but how that reform might take shape remains up for debate…

Tweaks proposed for Peninsula House of Delegates Districts

A bill to adjust House of Delegates' districts aims to end a split in two precincts on the Peninsula that mean a polling place in Newport News and another in York County have to keep two sets of ballots on hand depending on where voters live…

VCU drives a hardwood bargain

Lumber Liquidators is sending sponsorship dollars and a whole lot of hardwood to Virginia Commonwealth University. The flooring giant announced Wednesday that it would provide the hardwood floors for a planned $14.5 million VCU basketball practice facility…

Bristol asks judge to toss lawsuit over bond issue

The city denies claims made in a recent lawsuit filed against it over its bond borrowing and is asking a judge to dismiss the action. The bonds, which are backed by the full faith and credit of the city’s tax base, were borrowed to help fund The Falls commercial center, which will be anchored by a Cabela’s outdoor retailer…

Assisted living expansion planned in Front Royal

Commonwealth Assisted Living plans a $1.5 million expansion of its assisted living community in Front Royal. Charlottesville-based Commonwealth Assisted Living and its affiliates operate 18 senior living communities in Virginia…

Report says some big banks violating mortgage settlement

A government report said three of the nation’s biggest banks have again violated the terms of the $25 billion national mortgage settlement, a charge that mirrors an earlier study on the landmark agreement to clean up shoddy foreclosure practices….

Democrat Jennifer Boysko seeks recount in 86th House District election loss

Democrat Jennifer Boysko has formally filed a petition for a recount in last month’s tight election for the 86th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. After 21,000 votes cast in that Nov. 5 election…

May rejects GOP mass meeting process; launched independent campaign for Senate

Just hours after announcing he would seek the Republican nomination for the 33rd District state senate seat, Del. Joe T. May announced he will pursue an Independent candidacy instead. May objected to the rules established…

Va. GOP war of words erupts before annual gathering

So much for Republican unity in advance of the Advance. Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling on Wednesday lambasted Virginia Republicans’ losing statewide campaigns and urged a new direction for the party…

For exiting McDonnell, investigation ‘heartbreaking and humbling’

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s final year in office should have been a victory lap, an opportunity to tout everything from record budget surpluses to a significant reduction in homelessness. Instead…

Bolling: Getting the Republican Party back on track

This weekend, Virginia Republicans will gather at the Homestead resort for their annual Advance. In light of the adverse results in the 2013 statewide elections, the focus should be on revitalizing the Republican Party and making it more competitive on a statewide level…

Schapiro: McDonnell’s fate could be in McAuliffe’s hands

Terry McAuliffe has enough to worry about without the distraction of his predecessor possibly being led off in leg irons. In year one of the McAuliffe governorship, Bob McDonnell’s continuing nightmare…

Sign In


Forgot your password?

Haven't registered yet?