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Daily Clip 8/12/13
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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 Woods at 697.2256.

 

McDonnell spokesman says Feds cut deal with donor

A Virginia health supplement maker tied to Gov. Bob McDonnell's gift scandal has advised investors it is likely off the hook in a separate securities probe due to its cooperation with federal investigators …

McDonnell denies talking to Star CEO Williams about taxes

Gov. Bob McDonnell says he and a businessman who gave him and his family more than $160,000 in gifts never discussed the state tax problems of the businessman’s company…

Gubernatorial turmoil rare in Virginia

Scandal in the highest office is a rarity in the state of Washington, Jefferson and Lee, which perhaps partly explains the public’s ire over the daily travails of besieged Gov. Bob McDonnell and Virginia’s first family…

Meaty scandal may topple Virginia politicians

"Be nice to the little people.” This 11th Commandment should be in needlepoint on a pillow, next to the one that says, "Don’t confuse brains with a bull market.” Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell ignored this injunction…

GOP Delegate wants ethics Special Session

A Northern Virginia legislator has joined Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's call for a General Assembly special session to take up ethics reform in the near-term, an idea that's found little traction with state leaders in a position to make it happen…

Va. Gubernatorial rivals trade shots in debate

Virginia gubernatorial candidates Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli mixed nasty with nice Friday morning as they made their pitches to a business-friendly crowd in Manassas at the latest forum in a campaign…

Cuccinelli opposes Bi-County Parkway; McAuliffe wavers

When the two major-party candidates for governor stopped by Manassas on Friday morning for a forum hosted by the local Chambers of Commerce to discuss economic issues, it turned out that transportation took center stage…

Both candidates using funny math on Medicaid

Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe have diametrically opposed positions on whether Virginia should expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act…

Hopeful’s connections jolt bitter Virginia race

Frustrated by government red tape slowing his electric car company, Terry McAuliffe repeatedly sought a meeting at the Department of Homeland Security. He and his lawyers sent a stream of e-mails to a senior official in charge of approving foreign investments…

McAuliffe’s overstated production levels for Greentech mar business-savvy image

The green car company co-founded by Virginia gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe has fallen woefully short of its original projected job creation and production levels while becoming ensnared in two federal investigations…

Conflicts emerge as hurdles for Cuccinelli’s run

When Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli decided to run for governor, Democrats and even some establishment Republicans believed the tea party conservative’s stances on issues like abortion, gay marriage and climate change would be his greatest challenge with independent voters…

Virginia  Attorney General's office grows under Ken Cuccinelli

The state attorney general’s office has grown dramatically under Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who is campaigning for governor with a call to get government off the backs of the public…

Hillary Clinton to hold fundraiser for McAuliffe

Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to headline her first political event since leaving the State Department, raising money for gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe…

Jackson’s latest disclosure error an oversight, campaign says

E.W. Jackson’s failure to disclose a $9,000 in-kind donation by a car title lending company was an oversight, his campaign says. "When this was brought to our attention yesterday…

Land-use revision sought to develop prime Suffolk site

More than thick grass and trees stand in the way of plans for a hotel and office park on a prime 55-acre parcel the Economic Development Authority owns in northern Suffolk…

Patriot Aluminum breaks ground on facility in Louisa

The new, 30,000-square-foot facility is slated for completion by the end of the year. It will be the first business to occupy the now-vacant business park, which is about 100 acres. The project’s cost is about $1.5 million…

·   State agency wriggles off a contractual hook

·   As it waits for its new $10 million headquarters to rise out of the ground in Ashland, a state agency has abruptly parted ways with the project’s original developer…

Eyeing a green flag to sell, Tesla takes a lap

The Tesla Motors roadshow made a pit stop last week at RIR, drawing more than 45 of the company’s Virginia customers to speed their high-end electric cars around the banked turns of the raceway...

Hanover FOIA proposal gets cold reception from some organizations

Hanover County’s supervisors asked for feedback on their proposal to loosen state regulations restricting private meetings of elected officials, and the reactions have been well shy of a warm welcome…

McDonnell touts Amtrak service from Roanoke to Lynchburg

Plans for extending Amtrak passenger service from Lynchburg to Roanoke were celebrated Friday as Gov. Bob McDonnell described the $96 million commitment as some of the "first fruits” of the transportation plan approved by the General Assembly in February…

McDonnell announces school grants during Roanoke Valley visit

As Gov. Bob McDonnell announced two Roanoke Valley school systems are receiving significant grant funds to reward high performing educators, he also said he expects his next and final budget to increase spending for K-12 and higher education…

Defense Agencies readying for major awards

Several noteworthy Defense Department contracts are up for competition this fall and winter. All three contracting programs are being re-competed, and incumbent contractors are expected to take part in each competition…

Virginia companies seek to break into untapped Chinese markets

Michael Ross gives a simple answer when asked why his company, Euclid Systems Corp., decided to expand its sales into China, a market with promise and peril…

Bedford County facility writing new chapter in nuclear energy

Nestled in the woods off U.S. 460 in Bedford County, about 20 engineers are working to develop the next big thing in nuclear power. That big thing, though, actually may be small…

Hummus maker Sabra wants to bring chickpea farming to Virginia

Slade is one of 11 farmers in Virginia growing four varieties of chickpeas as part of a research effort by hummus maker Sabra. Slade and another farmer in Southhampton County are the only field research efforts in southeastern Virginia…

Regional landfill proposal stirs controversy

If and when Energy Extraction Partners, LLC submits an application to the state for its planned waste-to-energy plant at the regional landfill, at least two state permits would be required, along with a review process that could take a year, a state regulator says...

Tenn. to regulate recreational gold mining

In the mountains of Monroe County flows a postcard-pretty stream called Coker Creek that’s famous for its cascading waterfalls, trout fishing and gold. That’s right, gold…

Schapiro: Cuccinelli is the GOP’s Wilder

It makes perfect sense that Ken Cuccinelli was an intern in the governor’s office during the Doug Wilder years. Where else would a college kid learn politics as a carnivorous pursuit…

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