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Daily Clip 7/26/13
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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.
 
Gov. Bob McDonnell is giving no thought to resignation as he tries to heal any breaches in trust caused by the tens of thousands of dollars worth of gifts and loans he, his family and a family business received from a businessman whose company is fighting a $1.7 million state tax assessment…
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has put some distance between himself and a scandal involving gifts and loans from a wealthy Virginia businessman — about 7,000 miles. The governor’s office announced Wednesday…
Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, who for months has said very little about gifts and loans received from a campaign donor, has launched an aggressive drive to improve his reputation. Over the past two weeks, he has switched lawyers, hired a private spokesman…
Gov. Bob McDonnell says he has repaid $124,000 in loans from a wealthy Virginia businessman, but what remains unclear is whether the governor also plans to reimburse his benefactor for tens of thousands of dollars in gifts given to his family…
President Obama’s pick for the No. 2 job at the Department of Homeland Security acknowledged Thursday that he had met with prominent Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who wanted to complain about the agency’s slow visa application process. But…
A businessman seeking to invest in the sister firm of Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s former green car company in exchange for U.S. legal status is a top official at Huawei Technologies Co., a Chinese telecommunications giant recently accused of spying…
A federal probe involving a program through which foreign investors can get U.S. visas has inspired a fresh round of Republican questions about Terry McAuliffe and his electric car company…
For the second time in as many years, nonprofit organizations with a health care mission are being told in some cases that their state funding violates Virginia’s constitution…
It seems like a simple enough act: to raise money from Northern Virginians and pay for regional transportation projects to get them to work and school and soccer games and home to their families and friends…
Sen. Mark D. Obenshain, the Republican nominee for attorney general, said Thursday that he wants to run an inclusive campaign and work across the aisle in order to appeal to a wider base of voters...
State and local authorities are investigating threatening emails sent to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Search warrants obtained by NBC4 Washington Thursday reveal the sender of the emails threatened the Republican candidate for governor and his family…
Del. Joe Morrissey wears environmentalism on his car - a bumper sticker on his sports sedan proclaims "I'd rather be fighting global warming" - and practices it legislatively. When it comes to his own Henrico County backyard outside Richmond, however…
Virginia’s top agricultural official urged Bedford farmers and area leaders Thursday to plant the industry’s message of recent success with both candidates for governor…
The Obama administration announced Thursday that it will legally contest a series of laws around the country as part of an aggressive campaign to fight a recent Supreme Court ruling that it says could reduce minority voting…
Should people be upset that Congress is about to head out for a five-week summer recess while major budget issues fester and tens of thousands of federal employees are taking pay cuts? Two Virginia legislators say yes…
The Virginia Department of Transportation has begun its annual summer repaving season with gusto, planning to resurface about 635 lane miles’ worth of roadway in Northern Virginia at a cost of $94.2 million…
·   Fort Monroe Authority Board of Trustees Chairwoman Terrie Suit is pushing staff to complete the historic property's master plan before the November gubernatorial elections…
The Nature Conservancy has purchased 443 acres of dense, ecologically important forest and swamp at the junction of the Blackwater and Nottoway rivers in Southampton County. It's the latest move to preserve lands in this rugged area against potential development…
The president of Norfolk State University's accrediting body has sent a request to the school asking for more information on its delayed auditing process and a recent ruling on one of its nursing programs…
Continuing its overhaul of the county government’s economic development strategy, the Board of Supervisors last week established a $500,000 incentive fund aimed at recruiting new businesses and helping existing ones grow…
 
n an effort to slow landfill growth and protect 150 miles of coastline, city leaders have set their sights on a ubiquitous foe - the plastic bag. Norfolk is promoting reusable bags this fall in an effort to persuade residents to use fewer plastic bags…
A U.S. District Court judge approved a $5 million settlement Thursday in a class-action lawsuit against a for-profit health and technology school that was alleged to have saddled students with thousands of dollars in debt and worthless credentials…
The Virginia Port Authority has received some good news recently from two of the big three bond ratings agencies…
North Carolina legislators have passed the state's yearly budget totaling nearly $21 billion. The Senate and House adopted the plan Wednesday. The budget next goes to Gov. Pat McCrory for his approval…
A federal panel has entered the second phase of its review of the proposed takeover of Smithfield Foods Inc. by a Chinese company, the pork processor and producer said Wednesday…
North Carolina legislators spent Thursday in their annual mad dash to get long-discussed or never-seen proposals through the required votes before adjourning their session for the year…
Gov. Bob McDonnell's office said Wednesday that the annual back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin Aug. 2 and run through Aug. 4…
The Hanover County Board of Supervisors plans to ask the Virginia General Assembly to modify the state’s open meeting laws to allow small groups of public officials to meet without notice…

 
 
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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