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TSS Today's Clips-Wednesday, April 25

Wednesday, April 25, 2018  
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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.

 

Virginia Senate will return May 14 to resume work on budget

The Virginia Senate will return to Richmond on May 14 to begin the process of considering a new state budget, a lapse of almost one month after the House of Delegates approved its spending plans and sent them to the other side of the Capitol for action…

Governor announces new Land Conservation strategy

The state of Virginia is developing a new data-driven way to prioritize what parcels of land should be a top priority for conservation. Gov. Ralph Northam announced the new strategy Tuesday…

Northam to change Mental Health Commissioners

Gov. Ralph Northam will name a new leader for Virginia’s behavioral health system, as the state prepares for crucial decisions to transform the way it delivers services to people with mental illness, addictions and other behavioral disabilities…

Virginia Tech team gets grant to start largest engineering citizen-science project in U.S. history

Virginia Tech's Flint Water Study Team will be taking their work in the Michigan city to the next level thanks to an Environmental Protection Agency grant…

Commonwealth wades into latest battle over uranium mining with filing in U.S. Supreme Court

Attorneys representing the commonwealth of Virginia made their case for keeping the ban on uranium mining in a supplemental brief filed in the United States Supreme Court on Monday…

Metro says labor deal could bust its budget

Metro is worried it could lose more than $180 million a year in penalties if a new labor contract is so costly that the transit system can’t keep its budget under a cap imposed by Maryland and Virginia in the landmark funding agreement…

Alexandria transfers ownership of sewage outlets to sanitation agency

The Alexandria City Council Tuesday unanimously voted to transfer ownership of its troublesome combined sewer outlets that send both sewage and rainwater into the Potomac nearly every time it rains to the local sanitation agency, Alexandria Renew…

LU aeronautics program growing to fill industry needs

A pilot shortage is expected to worsen in the coming years as airlines struggle to meet growing travel demands on a global scale, and while that’s bad news for companies trying to fill cockpits, it’s a good time to be in the business of training…

Grant to help launch tech career labs in Danville, Pittsylvania County schools

Danville and Pittsylvania County will launch tech career labs in their middle schools next year after receiving a state grant. The purpose of the grant is to prepare local students for careers in…

Campaign seeks to expand Roanoke Valley community college access program

More than 2,200 students have attended Virginia Western Community College tuition-free since the Community College Access Program launched a decade ago…

Genworth and China Oceanwide re-file notice with federal regulators reviewing proposed acquisition

Henrico County-based Genworth Financial Inc. is trying again to get approval from federal regulators for its planned acquisition by a Chinese-based company…

For the first time in years, new groups may vie to run organ transplant network

This year, with the contract up for renewal, at least two groups are exploring a bid against the Richmond-based United Network for Organ Sharing…

Generic-drug companies to face first charges in U.S. probe

U.S. prosecutors are nearing their first charges against companies in an almost four-year-old criminal investigation into alleged price-fixing by generic-drug makers…

DOJ asks Cigna, Express Scripts for more info on $67B deal

Cigna Corp. and Express Scripts Inc. said Tuesday that they have received requests from the U.S. Department of Justice to provide more information about Cigna’s planned $67 billion purchase of the pharmacy benefits manager

Calif. drivers seek cert. in toll-fine due process suit

General Assembly endorses port privatization plan

The Delaware General Assembly has given its final endorsement of a proposal to allow Emirati port operator Gulftainer to privatize the Port of Wilmington and develop a new container port at Edgemoor.Both chambers of the General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution approving the partnership Tuesday…

Pruitt floats overhaul to EPA scientific review process

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Tuesday proposed a rule that would prevent the agency from promulgating regulations using research that isn't publicly available, mirroring legislation that's advanced in…

Supreme Court upholds procedure that’s said to combat ‘patent trolls’

The justices ruled that the proceedings, which opponents say usurp the role of the federal courts, were a permissible way for the agency that administers patents to fix its mistakes…

Pandora to Create 250 Jobs in Atlanta

One of the largest music streaming services will create 250 jobs in Atlanta. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said in a news release Wednesday that Pandora will expand its presence over the next three years…

Louisiana: $1.5 billion in tax breaks for $9.4 billion plant

State and local governments in Louisiana have offered an estimated $1.5 billion in incentives to persuade a Taiwanese company to locate a $9.4 billion plastics complex along the Mississippi River upstream from New Orleans, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson said…

Central Virginia Manufacturing investing $300,000 in expansion

Central Virginia Manufacturing said Tuesday it is investing $300,000 to expand in Bedford County. The project will create 9 jobs. Central Virginia Manufacturing offers sheet metal and light structural fabrication services…

The Pamunkey Tribe and their casino plan

As soon as Virginia’s Pamunkey tribe announced plans for a major gambling casino and resort in Virginia—having now bought property in New Kent County—the pro and con arguments emerged in full force…

Griffith: Opioids. An American crisis

You probably hear a lot about the disagreements in Washington, and that’s not surprising. Having two major parties that disagree on some bedrock principles, such as the role of government, means a lot of give and take. But there are some things on which we largely agree. Solving the opioid crisis…

 

 

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