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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.

 

Amazon plans to split HQ2 in two locations: Arlington, Queens, NY

After conducting a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon has switched gears and is now finalizing plans to have a total of 50,000 employees in two locations, according to people familiar with the decision-making process…

Vote in Atlanta sets the stage for Norfolk Southern relocation

The Atlanta City Council said yes late Monday night and, in the process, provided a clearer path for Norfolk Southern to relocate its headquarters to Atlanta. After listening to hours of pleas from citizens, business representatives and others…

Justices skeptical of argument to overturn VA. mining ban

The Supreme Court seemed reluctant Monday to agree with companies seeking to overturn a decades-old Virginia ban on mining radioactive uranium. The justices heard arguments in a case brought by the owners of a massive uranium deposit in…

Del. Landes discusses potential tolls on Interstate 81

Commuters on Interstate 81 may soon be paying some tolls. Virginia transportation officials have suggested a toll road as a way to raise the funds to fix up the road…

Bristol-focused economic initiative launches

 

The Bristol Chamber of Commerce announced an initiative Monday to create a 25-year vision and action plan for the economic and community development of the Twin City…

Surovell to propose mobile voting site legislation

When state Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Fairfax, was campaigning to represent the 36th District in 2015, he met people who hadn’t voted in more than seven years. The most common reason Surovell found for people not voting, however, was long commutes…

Constitutional amendments on Tuesday’s ballot address tax exemptions

Across the state, voters will have the opportunity to decide on two ballot questions, both amendments to the Virginia Constitution. Both questions deal with amending the constitution to allow for tax exemptions, one for spouses of veterans and the other for homeowners in flood-prone areas…

Candidates make their final push on eve of election

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney on Thursday publicly endorsed the $1.4 billion proposal to replace the Richmond Coliseum and redevelop a vast swath of publicly owned downtown property, pledging to present the plans to the Richmond City Council for approval…

Rob Wittman wants to strengthen military, spur economic growth

Running his seventh campaign for the District 1 congressional seat, longtime Rep. Rob Wittman is focused on the U.S. military and the economy. “Rebuilding our nation’s defense is key,” Wittman said…

Scott Taylor and Elaine Luria: 2 Navy veterans, 17,000 TV ads, 1 close race

If you watch local television with any regularity, you know two things: There’s an election Tuesday. And Elaine Luria and Scott Taylor don’t like each other. To say Hampton Roads has been inundated, swamped, engulfed – pick an active verb…

5th District: Democrat Cockburn and Republican Riggleman ‘neck and neck’ into the homestretch

The two candidates vying to represent the sprawling 5th congressional district — 21 counties in all stretching from west of Dulles International Airport to the North Carolina border — are pulling out all the stops until the final votes are cast…

6th District candidates canvass district in hours before votes

Both candidates for the 6th District congressional seat furiously campaigned in the hours before Tuesday's election to succeed retiring Rep. Bob Goodlatte…

Hotly contested Brat, Spanberger race expected to bring record turnout to polls

Heads of elections all over the area are gearing up for a busy election day Tuesday, especially in the 7th congressional district, where absentee voting numbers are already triple what they've been in midterms of the past in many localities…

Flaccavento encourages supporters to "get out the vote" in Friday rally

Having completed 100 town halls across the district, 9th District Congressional candidate Anthony Flaccavento made one more trip through Martinsville on Friday for a “get out the vote” rally. Flaccavento, who is challenging incumbent Morgan Griffith for the seat…

Republican obstacles to keeping Congress mirrored in Barbara Comstock’s campaign

Rep. Barbara Comstock has done seemingly everything an endangered Republican House member can do to win in 2018, whether it’s raising millions of dollars for her re-election campaign or standing up to President Trump to endear herself to her…

SCC reluctantly approves Dominion's offshore wind energy pilot project

The SCC reluctantly approved Dominion's offshore wind energy pilot project, but criticized the plan to place virtually all financial risk and cost on ratepayers…

$1.4B Coliseum redevelopment plan receives mayor’s support, now goes to City Council

The proposal from a group of Richmond corporate heavyweights to redevelop the Coliseum and surrounding area north of Broad Street has the support of Mayor Levar Stoney, who announced Thursday his intention to send the $1.4 billion project to City Council for potential approval…

Soda makers, grocers dump millions into anti-tax ballot initiatives

Major soft drink companies and large grocery firms have pumped millions of dollars into campaigns for two ballot measures in the Pacific Northwest that would block future increases in state and local taxes that could affect their lines of business…

Voters in 4 Red States considering Medicaid Expansion proposals

Health care policy watchers this week will be closely eyeing developments in four conservative states, where supporters are pushing ballot measures to expand Medicaid eligibility to include hundreds of thousands of people who earn less than $17,000 a year…

High Court won't review Obama-Era Net Neutrality cases

A divided U.S. Supreme Court narrowly chose to reject all seven pending appeals over the Federal Communications Commission's 2015 net neutrality rules on Monday, with three justices signaling they would've preferred to hear the challenges and to wipe out a precedent that validated the Obama-era regime…

Scrap or change SALT Rules, IRS urged at public hearing

The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury should either scrap or significantly alter proposed regulations that would sharply limit states’ attempts to work around the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions and curtail deductions for charity donations, speakers told the agencies at a hearing Monday…

Northam: On a mission for rural Virginia

Last week, I and most of my Cabinet secretaries attended the Governor’s Conference on Rural Prosperity, hosted by the Virginia Rural Center. As someone who grew up in rural Virginia, I understand why rural prosperity is so important…

All eyes on Virginia tonight

The polls in Virginia close tonight at 7 p.m. Last year, we got the first results at 7:13 p.m. They were the absentee votes from Smyth County. A single precinct doesn’t tell us very much, but it does tell us this…

 

 

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