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TSS Today's Clips-Wednesday, July 18

Wednesday, July 18, 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.

 

Public could pay $10 million for redistricting lawsuits

Virginia taxpayers could be on the hook for more than $10 million in legal fees related to three redistricting lawsuits. The state has already paid more than $6 million in legal fees related to the cases…

Griffith speaks out on Southwest Virginia’s drug policy

U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, is tackling drug issues in Southwest Virginia on multiple fronts. Griffith is seeking his fifth two-year term in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 9th District, and…

Broadband plan moves forward in Amherst

An effort to boost broadband internet to rural areas of Amherst County is picking up speed through a pending agreement between the county and a local company to use a handful of public safety towers for service…

Shentel increases internet speeds for existing business customers

Edinburg-based Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. said Tuesday that it has boosted the internet speed of its existing business customers without raising prices…

Cars.com inks new deal with Washington Post

Online vehicle marketplace Cars.com has entered into an agreement with The Washington Post to essentially take over the D.C. market as one of its direct sales channels, a move that will allow Cars.com to directly serve 84 percent of dealer customers…

Port City Brewing selling in United Kingdom

The brewery announced a distribution partnership with American Craft Beer Co., a United Kingdom-based representative for U.S. craft breweries. Northam attended an event that marked the launch of the company’s products into the market. He is on a trade and marketing mission this week in Europe…

State: Stephens City needs other water supply

Stephens City wants the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to stop Frederick Water from possibly shutting off the town’s water supply, but the Department of Health responded in a letter that the town should find an alternate source of water…

Mullin, a Suffolk prosecutor, to start work at private firm in Newport News

Del. Mike Mullin, D-Newport News, will leave his job as a Suffolk prosecutor at the end of July and begin working for a private Williamsburg-based firm in August, he confirmed Tuesday…

Williamsburg chamber president resigns

Karen Riordan announced her resignation Tuesday from her post as president and CEO of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance…

Tentative construction options unveiled for Maryland’s ambitious plan to widen the Beltway and I-270

An ambitious plan to widen lanes on the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 is entering a new phase with the release of a long list of possible construction alternatives this week…

Solar energy is growing fast in NC, but state restraints have stifled wind power

Clean energy companies, including solar, wind and electric vehicles provide more than 34,000 full-time jobs and $6.4 billion in annual revenues in North Carolina…

Ballpark Boomtown

After a 33-year absence, baseball’s return to Washington has forged a new fan following, expanded the city’s tax base and sparked the build-out of a part of town most people barely knew existed…

States challenge federal deductions cap on state and local taxes

The Attorneys General in New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration challenging the constitutionality of the new cap on federal deductions for state and local taxes in the 2017 tax overhaul…

Lawmakers split over how to expand rural broadband

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology heard from experts on the problems with building out rural broadband…

Geico drives into multibillion-dollar auto parts antitrust row

Geico Corp. has filed suit in Michigan federal court against more than 70 auto parts companies embroiled in an international antitrust investigation that has yielded billions of dollars in criminal fines, saying it has been overcharged on insurance claims for more than 20 years due to numerous price-fixing conspiracies…

Drug companies sue New York over new Opioid tax

A national trade group representing drug distributors is suing New York in an attempt to block a new law that holds its members financially responsible for the havoc wrought by the opioid epidemic…

Idaho residents will vote on Medicaid expansion in November

Idaho joins Utah as red states where Medicaid expansion will be put to a vote.Nebraska activists turned in enough signatures, and are awaiting official certification to be eligible. Voters in Montana may also vote on a…

Hospital group says it will refile suit over Trump cuts to drug program

The American Hospital Association saidit would refile a lawsuit against the Trump administration's cuts to a discount drug program after losing its appeal Tuesday…

States that legalized marijuana have higher rates of mental illness, RTI study says

A new study by RTI International found that states with liberal medical marijuana laws have higher rates of mental illness than states with restrictive medical marijuana laws or states where pot is illegal...

Pulling the reins on gambling

The Virginia Racing Commission bucked the reins of restraint this past week, announcing it may allow as many as 3,000 historical horse racing terminals in the commonwealth. The terminals…

Schapiro: Former VA. Speaker’s new habitat: The swamp

Bill Howell has had many titles over 50-plus years in business and politics: lawyer, banker, trustee, executor, legislator, committee chairman, and speaker of the House of Delegates. His latest: swamp creature…

 

 

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