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Daily Clip 7/23/13
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TROUTMAN SANDERS

STRATEGIES

Below are newspaper articles from around the Commonwealth that you may find of interest.  If you have any questions please contact Mike Woods at 697.2256.

 

Report: Virginia flying blind on Uranium exploration

The Roanoke River Basin Association released the final report of Paul Robinson — a 26-page report that reiterates the concerns of the preliminary report the group issued in June

Accuracy issues, attacks linger after VA. Governor debate

While the debate between Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe -- the first between Virginia's leading candidates for governor -- at a posh resort in a rural corner of the state came and went over 90 minutes Saturday

Cuccinelli vows Tourism support

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli brought his gubernatorial campaign to town Monday during a low-key stop to talk about small business and jobs…

Cuccinelli holds Town meeting

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli said that unlike the current governor’s broad approach to government reform, he’d focus on reforming just two areas: the agencies that oversee roads and health care…

Attorney General Candidate campaigns in Lynchburg

Mark Obenshain, the Republican candidate for attorney general, said Monday that Virginia lawmakers ought to consider imposing a $100 limit on gifts to state officials and their families, as well as tougher penalties for politicians who fail to disclose them

Auction date set for right to develop Wind Energy

The U.S. government announced Monday that it will hold a competitive auction Sept. 4 to sell the rights for developing wind energy on nearly 112,800 acres off the Virginia coast in the Atlantic Ocean...

Amtrak ticket sales performing as expected

Ridership numbers for the city's new Amtrak service have been coming in right on schedule since passenger train service returned to South Hampton Roads in December after a 35-year absence…

Loudoun Supervisors shift $500K for Economic Development Incentives

The Loudoun Board of Supervisors forged ahead last week with the county's ongoing effort to implement specific guidelines and determine the funding process for providing economic incentives to companies looking to locate or expand in Loudoun County…

Chesterfield Officials ready campaign on Referendums

With less than four months to go before Election Day, Chesterfield County is preparing a campaign to get the word out on referendums for a meals tax and two bond issues on the ballot…

Toyota puts spate of lawsuits in rearview mirror but faces many more

Toyota has spent more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits over sudden acceleration but still faces hundreds more, including a bellwether case that's up next…

Virginia Port Authority Board interviewing CEO candidates

The Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners on Monday opened a two-week window to interview candidates to lead the third-busiest port on the East Coast. Since the departure of Jerry Bridges in late September, the VPA has operated under the direction of an interim chief…

Cuccinelli: VA. Port allowed to hire Lobbyist

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has advised the Virginia Port Authority that a provision in the state's lobbying law does not prohibit the port from paying a lobbyist to represent it in Washington…

Comstock has more cash on hand in contentious House of Delegates race

Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34th) raised more cash than Democratic challenger Kathleen Murphy in the most recent reporting period, and began the four-month sprint to Election Day with nearly twice as much cash in the bank, according to new figures…

·   Texas company to build parts plant in Chesapeake

·   A Texas company will invest $4.3 million to set up a production plant in the city to build parts for lead-acid batteries, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Monday…

N.C. lawmakers to vote on negotiated state budget

North Carolina legislators are planning their first votes on a proposed budget of nearly $21 billion to fund state operations for this year. The state House and Senate have scheduled votes today on the budget that was negotiated…

Analysis: McAuliffe overshoots at times in debate

Democrats went to great lengths to play down expectations for gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe's first debate this past Saturday with his Republican opponent, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli…

Local governments consider joining authority to help spark business

In an effort to spur economic activity across the Roanoke Valley, officials from seven local governments this summer will consider joining a new regional authority that will allow them to share resources to lure new business into the region…

Hog dealership gets a bigger pen

Richmond Harley-Davidson is relocating to add 20,000 square feet worth of leather, chrome and motor oil to its Hanover County dealership…

Bedford County School Board looks at two sites for middle school

The school board reviewed the second phase of a feasibility study, considering property behind Liberty High School on Centerville Road and a site off U.S. 460 on Wheatland Road just west of the Bedford Area Family YMCA...

$14 million in loans heading for public hearing

Danville City Council held a first-reading of a request to take out $14 million in loans to complete various capital improvement and economic development projects — an amount $4 million higher than budgeted for this year…

The University of Northern Virginia is ordered to close in Annandale after 15 years

The University of NoVa, operating out of the ground floor of an office building on Little River Turnpike in Annandale, has been ordered to cease and desist after 15 years of operation, due mostly to the fact that it has been unaccredited by any recognized group for five years now, and also because it failed four audits by…

Jack Young to succeed Zandi on Bristol Tenn. City Council

Jack Young is a consensus selection to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of former Vice Mayor Ben Zandi on the Bristol Tenn. City Council, Mayor Michelle Dolan said Monday…

Haslams move briskly to end truck stop scandal

The nation's largest diesel retailer reached a speedy settlement with some customers cheated out of rebate money, which experts say is all the better for Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, whose family owns the truck stop chain.

U.Va. creates task force following mailing snafu

The University of Virginia's policies and procedures will be reviewed by a task force to ensure the personal information of students and staff is protected…

  

Michael W. Woods
Senior Manager- Virginia
Troutman Sanders Strategies
Solutions for Business & Government
Troutman Sanders Building
1001 Haxall Point | P.O. Box 1122
Richmond, VA 23218-1122
P: 804.697.2256 | F: 804.698.6466
mike.woods@troutmansanders.com
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