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Daily Clip 7/24/13
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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 Woodsat 697.2256.
 
Virginia’s governor apologized for embarrassing the state over loans his wife and a business he owns with his sister accepted from the chief executive of a company that’s trying to overturn a $1.7 million state tax bill and that used the Executive Mansion to launch a new product…
A government watchdog group called on the Internal Revenue Service Tuesday to investigate whether Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, first lady Maureen McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II had failed to report and pay taxes on gifts received from Star Scientific and its chief executive…
Gov. Bob McDonnell has begun the long-overdue process of making up with the people of Virginia, on whom he has brought ridicule through a gift scandal that, over four months, reduced him to a punch line…
Is it a conflict when an official running for elected office has the authority to investigate and prosecute alleged violations of election law in the election in which he is running…
A pair of new television ads in the Virginia governor’s race hit airwaves Tuesday, as both parties attempted to portray their candidate’s opponents as focused on their agenda and not the commonwealth…
Questions about Terry McAuliffe’s business dealings resurfaced Tuesday after the Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee’s former car company was dragged into a federal investigation involving a prominent Obama administration appointee and a program that grants visas in exchange for foreign investments…
E.W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, has drawn fire from public educators and Democrats for his announcement that, if elected, he would push for a constitutional amendment supporting equal resources for home-schoolers…
The Virginia Board of Elections has launched an online voter registration system in which eligible residents can submit a voter registration application or update their information…
Only one state will spend less per capita than Virginia to promote public awareness of the new health care reform law. According to data compiled by The Associated Press from federal and state sources…
The housing market continues to recover in central Virginia and statewide, according to a report released Tuesday by the Virginia Association of Realtors. Residential sales in this region rose 9 percent in the second quarter from the same period a year ago…
Agricultural trade and zoning policies developed at the local level – as opposed to higher bureaucracies -- will carry successful farms to the next level and save struggling operations, state leaders and industry experts said Tuesday…
A federal judge has ordered a Wise County mining company to make changes after finding that it is discharging a toxic substance into a local creek. A&G Coal Corp. was found to be discharging selenium from its Kelly Branch mine into Callahan Creek in Wise County. …
We're not just known for summers at the Oceanfront anymore. That's the message tourism officials are taking from a study that for the first time analyzed a year's worth of data from 2012's overnight visitors...
A standoff between the city and the private company behind the Midtown Tunnel project is escalating amid construction delays, the fight over tunnel tolls and what VDOT's top official called an "outrageous" request by the locality…
The proposed 10-mile parkway would connect I-66 in Prince William County with Route 50 in Loudoun County, and is considered, state transportation planners say, to be a crucial section of a planned… north-south corridor…
At a cost of nearly $8 million, U.S. 220 south of Roanoke has message boards, more turn lanes and fewer dangerous crossovers after an eight-year improvement push designed to keep traffic moving as safely as possible, highway officials said…
Even as questions are being raised about law enforcement's use of license plate scanners, more are popping up in Hampton Roads. Recently, scanners were placed near the…
Liberty University has rebuffed a recent offer from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to meet and resolve deficiencies over the Ivy Lake dam in Forest. State officials have told LU repairs are needed on the Bedford County dam’s spillway — estimated to cost up to $3 million…
 
The plan would whittle down the Department of General Services, which performs a variety of support services including purchasing, risk management, automotive maintenance, facilities management and security, food services and records management functions such as mail and copy services…
An agreement between the city and the Navy on procedures for vetting land-use proposals near the Fentress Naval Auxiliary Landing Field won City Council approval Tuesday. The plan, worked out over several months…
The 123-room Hampton Inn & Suites would cost at least $10 million and will feature curved corner rooms and balconies overlooking the north and south ends of the small park next to the Norfolk Southern Corp. building…
The University of Virginia emailed students for the second time in as many days Friday in the scramble to respond following the hiccup that resulted in an insurer mailing 18,700 brochures bearing students’ Social Security numbers…
The world's largest retailer is working hard to make itself the world's most seamless operator in shopping -- both on- and offline…
An Arizona-based real estate investment group has added another 285 acres in Spotsylvania County to its large local land portfolio…
As the last port director of the now endangered Port of New River Valley, I feel compelled to respond to the July 19 Roanoke Times article by Jacob Demmit, "S.W. Va. loses port of entry,” and the editorial of July 21…

 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
www.troutmansandersstrategies.com
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