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Daily Clip 8/6/13
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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 Woodsat 697.2256.
 
Republican attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is pressing a reluctant Gov. Bob McDonnell to convene Virginia's General Assembly into special session to consider revising the state's porous financial disclosure laws…
Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican nominee for governor, is pressing Gov. Bob McDonnell to call a General Assembly special session on ethics, but McDonnell wants to wait until January…
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) met with state education leaders on Monday in Fairfax for a summit on public schools, discussing student loan debt, teacher compensation and low-performing schools…
A former assistant Virginia attorney general who says she was fired after allegedly posting unfavorable remarks about her then-boss, Ken Cuccinelli, on a newspaper website has filed suit against him…
Ken Cuccinelli II touted tax cuts and preschool vouchers while Terry McAuliffe embraced Medicaid expansion Monday night as the candidates for Virginia governor laid out different visions for improving mental health in Virginia…
Standing blocks from where six plainclothes Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control agents accosted three sorority sisters they suspected of purchasing alcohol, Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Robert Sarvis on Monday called for an end to…
The advertising arms race keeps escalating in Virginia’s contest for governor, with a trio of ads on the air helping Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) even as a deep-pocketed environmentalist will begin funding attacks on the Republican nominee…
Rep. Randy Forbes has gotten the Scott Rigell treatment from the Virginia Tea Party Alliance. Like his fellow Republican congressman, Chesapeake's Forbes has been the focus of a Tea Party-sponsored automated call urging…
E.W. Jackson, the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, is refusing calls from Democrats to apologize for repeated comments suggesting that the Democratic Party is the "anti-God party.”…
With the General Election just three months away, campaign fund-raising continues in earnest in the District 30 race for House of Delegates. Democrat and local teacher Traci Dippert, chairwoman of the Culpeper Democratic Committee, is challenging 10-year incumbent Del. Ed Scott..
A light turnout is expected today in a special election in the Virginia 14th Senatorial District where Republican John Cosgrove is running unopposed to replace retiring Sen. Harry Blevins…
Virginia transportation officials seek public comment on a plan for passenger and freight rail transportation in the state through the year 2040, which includes new passenger rail services to Bristol. There is currently virtually no passenger train transportation west of Lynchburg
A shift to electronic filing for financial disclosure forms for 25,000 state workers and elected officials means it could cost the public dramatically more to get the records. Searching 2008 to 2011 disclosure records for…
Falls Church-based government contractor DynCorp International said it is relocating its corporate headquarters to Tysons Corner, where it will consolidate multiple offices. The company has four offices in Northern Virginia, including two in Alexandria…
·   The Results Co. in Stuart is seeking workers to fill 80 full-time, permanent positions within the next five weeks. The jobs are full-time, permanent…
In-state undergraduates at Virginia’s public colleges and universities will pay an average increase of 5.1 percent in tuition and mandatory instruction-related fees this fall. The increase is larger than last year’s 4.5 percent rise, but…
A new Stafford watchdog group is questioning the approval process for a waste-to-energy facility at the regional landfill, particularly the import of up to 10 truckloads of tires per day…
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery recently received a surprise from the city of Richmond: a request that the brewery pay meals tax on all beer it has sold by the glass in the past year. When Virginia law changed on July 1, 2012, to…
Local government officials hope to reach a compromise that would allow residents of West Point, an incorporated town in King William County, to pay lower county taxes. For more than a century, West Point residents…
Ben Flora, mayor of the town of Boones Mill in Franklin County, confirmed Monday that the town council voted unanimously Thursday after a special meeting to fire Lynn Frith, the town’s longtime manager, colorful police chief and utilities supervisor…
Students who participate in extracurricular activities in Orange County schools next year will be subject to random drug testing. The School Board Monday passed, by a 4–1 vote, a measure that would require testing…
Gov. Pat McCrory's office says grants will be issued to 14 programs that previously have been funded by the state Rural Economic Center. The governor's office said Sunday the $730,000 will come from the Commerce Department…
Luxury retailer Saks agreed last week to be bought by Canada’s largest department store, Hudson’s Bay, for $2.9 billion. On the same day, pharmaceutical company Perrigo paid $6.7 billion for Irish biotechnology firm Elan...
Rex Etheredge was appointed interim CEO in mid-July, following the departure of Victor Giovanetti, who resigned to take a leadership position with a hospital chain in Nashville, Tenn. Etheredge has more than 35 years of experience in health care management…
City Council to consider changes to abandoned vehicle auctions
The way Danville auctions unclaimed, abandoned vehicles may soon change, if Danville City Council approves a request from Public Works Director Rick Drazenovich to allow Internet auction sites to be used for such sales…
Secure Futures, LLC, a developer of solar energy for non-profit institutions in education and other fields, announced today that it has completed installing a 34-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array on the roof of a low-income housing apartment building in Harrisonburg….
 

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