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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 School Safety Panel sets broad mandate for work

The House of Delegates’ first Select Committee in 155 years got down to business with a briefing on Virginia’s extensive efforts to boost school safety — and a promise to look at school safety in the broadest possible way…

Hampton Roads is America's biggest coal-exporting port. And coal exports are booming

Coal exports in Hampton Roads, the nation’s biggest coal-exporting port, are collectively still on a roll. For the first quarter of 2018, Hampton Roads shipped 10.3 million tons of coal, a 16 percent increase from 8.9 million tons in the same period a year ago…

EPA issues $2.4 million in grants for environmental cleanup in Virginia

Six Virginia communities and agencies received $2.4 million in grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assess and revitalize “brownfields,” properties with potential contaminants or hazardous materials…

State takes action against King George for sewage violations

A state agency that monitors the sewage that’s released from King George County Service Authority wastewater treatment plants into local creeks and waterways is taking action against the county for repeat violations…

Dominion files update on permit process

Dominion Energy Virginia on Friday filed an update on the status of needed approvals with the State Corporation Commission for construction of an underwater crossing of the Rappahannock River for a transmission line…

Possum Point neighbors turn out to oppose proposal for weaker coal ash rules

People from all over the country gathered in an Arlington hotel to address a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday. It was the agencies first and only public hearing on the proposal; which would roll back regulations on coal ash disposal…

AG Josh Stein wants to keep Duke Energy customers from paying for ash cleanup

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said he’ll go to the state’s highest court to challenge the North Carolina Utilities Commission’s approval of Duke Energy’s rate increases to help cover $230 million the utility will spend for coal ash cleanup…

MD. Governor open to sharing the Amazon HQ2 wealth with D.C., Virginia

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan hopes to convince Amazon.com Inc. to pick Montgomery County for its second headquarters, but he is willing to share if it means HQ2 plants its flag somewhere in Greater Washington. The Republican governor said he and his counterparts in D.C. and Virginia are actively working to pitch…

The price of Metro funding for VA. road projects and Metro’s Board

A clearer picture is emerging of the amount of money pulled from other Northern Virginia transportation projects to be dedicated to Metro. At the same time, Metro Board members are expressing some resistance to reforms required by the Virginia funding bill…

Missing from the map?

Thirty-five years after Southeastern Virginia branded itself Hampton Roads, the rallying cry has gone out for a new moniker that will put the region front and center on maps as well as the short lists of business prospects…

VA. Supreme Court revives challenge to police storage of license plate reader data

A challenge to the Fairfax County police storage of data collected by automated license plate readers, thrown out by a county judge in 2016, was revived by the Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday…

Richmond City Council raids public arts fund to balance capital budget

Struggling to find money for capital projects that its members want completed in their districts, the Richmond City Council on Thursday tapped into a source it has long held harmless: the public art fund…

FEC complaint: GOP official who put Dunbar on his payroll was helping plan her campaign

A campaign finance complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission this week claims a GOP official in western Virginia helped plan Republican Cynthia Dunbar’s congressional campaign while she was on his company’s payroll…

NC is seeing some of the most competitive primaries in memory. Here's why.

The 2018 NC primary will see competitive races where incumbents could face stiff challenges. Those credible challengers, along with scrambled districts and restless voters, have added up to a volatile election…

Multistate Tax Commission seeks input on remote sellers tax

The Multistate Tax Commission voted Thursday to move forward with public hearings on a proposed statute that would standardize how remote retailers report customer purchasing data and tax liabilities to states…

Michigan lawmakers voted on bills even after admitting conflicts of interest

But a new state bill introduced this session would make voting on such conflicts of interest a felony punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and as much as four years in prison, which would make Michigan stricter than some states…

Colorado Senate approves second storage bill, waits on House

The bill would direct state regulators to "establish mechanisms" for investor-owned electric utilities to procure energy storage systems. Some criteria would need to be satisfied, however…

Will VA. keep control over moratorium?

Will Virginia become a living experiment in the safety of mining uranium? The state government has said “no.” A U.S. appeals court has said that the state has a right to say “no.” But now…

Brat’s big idea on health care

Rep. Dave Brat is pushing one of the best big ideas floating around Congress these days. His H.R. 247 would dramatically increase the size, scope, and flexibility of health savings accounts — which have been one of the few indisputably successful health care reforms in the past couple of decades…

Blackburn: We must export more coal

I am often asked about the future of coal in the United States. And I always respond by saying that’s the wrong question. The right question is what is the future of coal globally? Today the global need for coal to generate electricity and produce steel is rising…

 

 

Michael W. Woods
Senior Manager - Virginia

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