Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Register
Daily Clip 12/9/13
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 .

Va. Attorney General recount court to meet today

A three-judge recount court is scheduled to convene for the first time in the nearly deadlocked race for Virginia attorney general. The court is set to meet in Richmond this afternoon to act on motions filed by…

Chesapeake must recount 61,000 ballots by hand

In the upcoming recount of Virginia's attorney general election results, Chesapeake's 61,000 paper ballots must be tallied manually, the state Board of Elections has told city officials…

E.W. Jackson launching PAC

E.W. Jackson, the controversial GOP nominee for Virginia lieutenant governor who lost by 11 points, is not going away. The African-American minister, who won an upset victory on the fourth ballot at a May nominating convention…

McDonnell sets date for 6th Senate district election

The special election to fill Ralph Northam's soon-to-be-vacated state Senate seat will be Jan. 7, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Friday…

Democrats tap Sam Rasoul to run for Onzlee Ware’s seat

Roanoke Democrats on Saturday nominated Sam Rasoul to run against Republican Octavia Johnson in January’s special election to fill Del. Onzlee Ware’s seat representing the 11th District in the Virginia House of Delegates…

Virginia’s GOP leaders urge unity

Virginia Republican leaders on Saturday urged party activists to pull together after losing a gubernatorial election that exposed divisions in the GOP ranks, and to work toward broadening the party’s appeal in a diverse state…

Cuccinelli makes surprise speech, rules out another run

Ken Cuccinelli faulted the Republicans who lacked faith in him during the home stretch of the Virginia governor’s race Saturday night. Fighting back tears through a surprise, 30-minute dinner speech to party activists…

Former RNC chairman considering Va. Senate run

Former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie says he is considering challenging Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) in 2014. Republicans have yet to land a top-flight recruit against the popular Warner. But …

Norris tapped for McAuliffe panel

Charlottesville City Councilor Dave Norris will join more than 35 other local leaders from around the state on Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe’s transition council on local government…

School systems lobby for Virginia SOL reform

Five local school systems have joined nearly 60 others across the state calling for a dramatic overhaul of the state’s aging system of standardized tests that measure learning. Since 1997…

Virginia under renewed pressure to give reparations for those sterilized under state law

Growing national attention to the 20th-century practice of forcibly sterilizing thousands of Americans has put new pressure on Virginia lawmakers to compensate survivors. A drumbeat from both the left and the right of the political spectrum has…

State at a crossroads in mental health funding

But Virginia policymakers face questions about how the state will use those projected savings to repair a mental health system facing its own crisis almost three weeks after the son of state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath…

Virginia prepares for new Voter Photo ID law

With implementation of Virginia’s new voter ID law seven months away, state election officials are scrambling to affordably create a photo ID card that will be provided to voters for free…

Commission spreads $1B of Tobacco money as fertilizer for Va. projects

In a little more than a decade, the Tobacco Commission has dropped $1 billion into Southwest and Southside Virginia museums, construction projects, industrial parks, scholarship funds and private business infrastructure …

Virginia politicians pressing for FBI Headquarters in Springfield

A group of Virginia politicians has signaled support for locating the new Federal Bureau of Investigations headquarters in Springfield, renewing efforts to bring the campus to their state after site-selection guidelines all but eliminated other Northern Virginia locations…

Purdue Provost Timothy Sands to be next President of Virginia Tech

Timothy Sands, provost of Purdue University, was named Virginia Tech's 16th president on Friday by unanimous vote of the board of visitors. He will replace Charles Steger…

UVa's strategic plan estimated to cost $564 million

Implementing the University of Virginia’s five-year strategic plan could cost more than a half-billion dollars, much of the money going to faculty, according to school estimates…

New Silver Line delays spur questions about Airport Authority’s diligence

The announcement last week of yet another delay in the completion of the first phase of the Silver Line rail extension has raised concerns over whether the agency building it is pushing aggressively enough to get the project finished…

Research center will add land

A nonprofit biological research center in Caroline County has won a grant to purchase 17 acres that will forever preserve the rare plants that grow there. The land will be part of a…

Director of Maryland’s ailing Health Insurance Exchange, resigns

The Maryland official who directly oversaw the rollout of Maryland’s health insurance exchange resigned Friday amid continuing technical problems that have hampered the state’s online enrollment efforts…

Supervisors vote to spend $11 million burying power lines in Woodbridge

Part of the clutter marring the overhead scenery along U.S. 1 in Woodbridge– about 80 aging utility poles – will be removed in coming months, thanks to a Prince William County Board of Supervisors’ decision this week…

Critics say Ballpark parking tilts numbers toward Shockoe

As Richmond officials considered locations for a new baseball stadium, they relied on different parking assumptions for Shockoe Bottom and the Boulevard, a discrepancy some skeptics believe has tipped the scales toward the Bottom by failing to consider the full range…

Split taxing system proposed for West Point

A once-heated battle over taxes in King William County appears to have cooled, as county officials have reached a deal with leaders of West Point, an incorporated town within…

Albemarle accepts 410 acres donated for natural preserve

An Albemarle couple’s wish to donate mountainous land south of Charlottesville to the county has been granted. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to accept 410…

Chesterfield mall under contract to be sold

New York-based Rouse Properties is under contract to buy the 1.2 million-square-foot Chesterfield Towne Center from California’s Macerich, according to presentations to investors published by both REITs…

Web giants weigh in on Ohio defamation suit

In court briefs recently filed in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, the Internet giants warn that if upheld, the northern Kentucky judge's ruling to let the former cheerleader's lawsuit proceed has the potential to "significantly chill online speech"…

Sentara Leigh's new copper-infused surfaces that kill bacteria said to be world's largest clinical trial

For years, infection-causing germs have invaded hospital patients' bodies via surgeries, catheters, blood lines and other means. And for years, Sentara Healthcare executive Dr. Gene Burke said, industry officials considered ...

Developer Gadams signs contract for former Union Mission building

Local developer Buddy Gadams has signed a contract to buy the former Union Mission building in downtown Norfolk for $4 million. The CEO and president of Marathon Development Group plans to ...

Construction could begin next summer for Va. Beach gifted site

Construction could begin next summer on a building for the city's two schools for academically gifted students. It is expected to open for the 2017-18 school year…

Dam removal: Restoring the flow in Franklin County

As the federal government was pushing for the more expensive option of removing the dam, the wildlife service is picking up a larger portion of the tab….

Fort Monroe in line for Va. funding

The Hampton landmark on the Chesapeake Bay is in line for $6.7 million in fiscal years 2015 and 2016 and more than $700,000 in supplemental funding in fiscal year 2014…

Sign In
Sign In securely