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Thursday, May 10, 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.

 

SW VA. Counties to join growing list of opioid lawsuits

Southwest Virginia will become the latest region to try to fight the opioid epidemic from inside a courtroom. Attorneys and local legislators announced in a news release Wednesday that counties in Southwest Virginia will file federal lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors…

Southwest Virginia legislator targets opioid crisis

As a health care professional, state Del. Todd Pillion of Abingdon has a special perspective on the opioid epidemic that has ravaged the localities he represents in Virginia’s General Assembly. Pillion, a pediatric dentist, has successfully sponsored key legislation to address the crisis…

Debate over solar farm heats up in Spotsylvania

Environmental and health impacts topped the list of concerns by residents who spoke Wednesday during two public hearings about a proposed massive solar-energy plant in rural western Spotsylvania County. The hearings, focused on the proposed…

CVEC to file request with state commission to OK rate increase

Due to increasing costs and flat sales since 2009, Central Virginia Electric Cooperative plans to file a request with the Virginia State Corporation Commission to increase rates by 6 percent to 7 percent, according to…

At Dominion shareholder meeting, pipeline opponents address CEO directly in what's become an annual airing of grievances

Opponents of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have organized dozens of meetings, protests and marches in an effort to stop the project since it was announced in 2014. But there’s just one time a year they’re guaranteed an audience with the pipeline’s lead developer…

Norfolk might regulate and tax Airbnb rentals, but enforcement is unclear

Under a proposal the City Council heard Tuesday, Norfolk would essentially regulate short-term rentals like hotels, allowing them across the city but forcing operators to get approval and pay taxes on each stay. How the city would enforce the new rules still has to be hashed out…

Council vote gives Martinsville more control over land use in the city

The ordinance, which Martinsville City Council adopted on first reading in a 4-1 vote Tuesday night, adds to the overall zoning ordinance a definition of public open space, giving the city more control over it…

Democratic candidates tout their ability to unseat GOP Congressman Scott Taylor

Many of the questions had less to do with policies or platforms than with the candidates' qualifications for office— as well as their ability to defeat Taylor in the general election in November…

Judge: GOP Senate hopeful who sued for ballot access brought case too late

A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request from a former Republican candidate for U.S. Senate that June 12 primary ballots without his name not be printed…

Democrats haven’t won this Virginia seat in nearly 40 years. Will Donald Trump change that?

If Democrats have any shot of taking back the House of Representatives from Republicans this fall, they’ll need to win races like Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. That’s where Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock is fighting to a hang on in a district where…

Projects in Virginia, Kansas and Nevada among those tapped by Trump administration to pilot expanded drone use

Projects in Virginia, Kansas and Nevada are among those the Trump administration named Wednesday for a new program to sharply expand how drones can be used across the United States, seeking to accelerate growth in a booming sector with broad economic potential but also a…

Georgia governor vetoes controversial hacking legislation

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) on Tuesday vetoed controversial cybersecurity legislation that critics argued would clear the way for private businesses in the state to hack into other networks in the name of protecting their own…

Why the Internet is suddenly protesting on net neutrality all over again

Internet activists and tech companies are kicking off a series of protests Wednesday to draw attention tonet neutralityonce again.What's at stake now is a key piece of legislationon the hot-button issue that lawmakers will seek to bring to the Senate floor…

Verizon exits fight against proposed Calif. Privacy Law

Verizon has become the second major company to bow out of a fight challenging a California ballot proposal that would let consumers know what types of information companies are collecting, sharing and selling on them, saying it will turn its attention from state-level fights to nationwide policy efforts…

Fla. hospital wins challenge to audited financials rule

A Florida administrative law judge struck down a state agency rule Tuesday that required general hospitals to provide audited financial statements when applying for certificates of need to build new facilities, siding with a hospital that the…

Dem states want court to decide on Obama climate rule

A group of attorneys for Democratic states and cities is asking a federal appeals court to issue a ruling on former President Barack Obama’s landmark climate change rule for power plants…

DOE looking 'very closely' at Cold War-era law to boost coal, nuclear production

Energy Secretary Rick Perry confirmed that the Trump administration is looking into usinga Cold War-era law to prop up struggling U.S. coal and nuclear power plants…

As other States have abandoned efforts, New Jersey passes individual mandate

In February, The Wall Street Journal reportedthat, in light of the federal repeal of the individual mandate, nine states and the District of Columbia were looking into implementing their own mandates. Just three months later, such talk has all but disappeared. As states wrap up their legislative sessions…

Helping U.S. manufacturers: What works?

One of the chasms in today’s political economy relates to manufacturing. Broadly speaking, many elites believe that the one-two punch of globalization (trade) and technology (robotics) has effectively knocked out the sector. But many people disagree. Or, more precisely, they…

“Fair Share” has limits, even in Seattle

While cities around the country dangle huge tax incentives at Amazon in an effort to attract its planned new headquarters, the Internet giant’s hometown of Seattle is trying to wallop the company with a $20 million-to-$30 million new tax. The effort is not going well…

Stop playing games with Virginia’s budget

It’s been two months since the General Assembly packed up after the 2018 session and left Richmond on March 20 and almost four weeks since legislators returned to the capital April 11 for work left undone in the regular…

Keep Virginia’s ban on uranium mining

The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to hear a case challenging Virginia’s 36-year ban on uranium mining. At issue is whether Virginia has the authority to do so, or whether the federal Atomic Energy Act—AEA—of 1954 pre-empts state law…

 

 

Michael W. Woods
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