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Thursday, November 8, 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.

 

McNamara wins special election to hold 8th House District for GOP

With a win in the 8th District special election, Joe McNamara helped Republicans to maintain their majority in the Virginia House of Delegates…

Voters back both Virginia Constitutional amendments

Virginia voters on Tuesday were overwhelmingly in support of two constitutional amendments on tax questions with implications for homeowners who live in flood-prone areas and for military spouses…

Kaine cruises to lopsided win over Stewart in Virginia Senate race

Virginia voters re-elected Democrat Tim Kaine on Tuesday by a wide margin, sending the former vice presidential hopeful back to the U.S. Senate for a second term…

Fueled by suburban voters, Spanberger beats Brat in 7th District House race

 

Bolstered by opposition to President Donald Trump’s agenda, Democrat Abigail Spanberger stunned Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Brat on Tuesday, claiming victory over him in a nationally watched race four years after he upended former…

Democrat Jennifer Wexton defeats Rep. Barbara Comstock

 

Democrat Jennifer T. Wexton defeated Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), ending nearly four decades of Republican control of a key Northern Virginia seat. By capitalizing on President Trump’s unpopularity, Wexton…

Republican Rob Wittman wins re-election

Rep. Rob Wittman, R-1st, topped Democratic challenger Vangie Williams on Tuesday and was elected to a sixth full term representing a sprawling district that includes…

Democrat Elaine Luria ousts Rep. Scott Taylor in 2nd Congressional District

Democratic challenger Elaine Luria ousted U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor on Tuesday, turning the 2nd Congressional District blue on a night that was shaping up to be a big one for Democrats across the country...

McEachin wins re-election for second term in 4th District

U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin, D-4th, cruised to re-election to his second term on Tuesday, despite an untimely physical infirmity and an unexpected campaign appearance by Vice President Mike Pence for his Republican opponent…

Riggleman defeats Cockburn, keeps the 5th red

Republican Denver Riggleman handily defeated Democrat Leslie Cockburn as the GOP was able to maintain control of Virginia’s 5th Congressional District in Tuesday’s election…

Republican Ben Cline defeats Democrat Jennifer Lewis in 6th District race

Del. Ben Cline retained the 6th District seat in Congress for Republicans, defeating Democrat Jennifer Lewis on a day that was a dramatic battle for congressional seats across the rest of the country…

Rep. Morgan Griffith cruises to re-election in Southwest Virginia’s 9th District

Republican Morgan Griffith walked to an easy fifth term in Virginia’s 9th Congressional District on Tuesday, handily vanquishing Democrat Anthony Flaccavento. Griffith bested Flaccavento by a 2-to-1 margin…

On hook for Tobacco Commission loan, City seeks criminal charges

Was a crime committed in terms of how the Henricopolis School of Medicine project was handled? Martinsville city officials want state and federal authorities to make that decision. On Monday, Martinsville officials turned over all the evidence they collected in a investigation…

Sharing Amazon Headquarters would be half disappointment, half relief for Crystal City

Crystal City in Northern Virginia remains favored to land thousands of Amazon jobs as part of the company’s planned expansion, but individuals close to the process said they now expect the project’s 50,000 jobs to be split between at least two cities — an abrupt last-minute change to a search that has lasted more than a year…

The morning after Atlanta Council vote, some fog lingers about Norfolk Southern’s plans

Now what? That's a fair question for anyone to ask if they tuned into Monday's 12-hour-plus meeting of the Atlanta City Council that appeared to bring Norfolk Southern Corp. one step closer to moving its headquarters there…

Express Lanes extension, one year later

Just more than a year has passed since the first extension of the Interstate 95 express lanes merge in North Stafford opened on Oct. 31, 2017. The roughly one-mile extension is the first of two lengthening projects for the…

UNOS wins federal transplant network contract again

Richmond-based United Network for Organ Sharing, commonly called UNOS, will continue to manage the nation’s organ transplant system after successfully winning a new federal contract…

Wells Fargo says sorry again after error cost more people their homes than first thought

In a new disclosure, San Francisco-based Wells said an expanded review found that approximately 870 customers who were going through foreclosure were incorrectly denied or not offered loan modifications or repayment plans that would have made their mortgages more affordable…

Washingtonians reject Carbon Tax Ballot Measure

Washington residents rejected the nation’s first carbon tax Tuesday night, voting against Initiative 1631, which could have led to more than $2.3 billion in energy costs per year…

Suits over FCC's 5G Order consolidated in 10th Circ.

Six lawsuits over the Federal Communications Commission's latest 5G small cell order will play out in the Tenth Circuit following a lottery process to consolidate the cases filed in four different circuits…

MN's Single-Payer Plan would let unelected bureaucrats set taxes

No state legislature has passed a single-payer plan, partly because of the high and politically unpopular taxes it would need. Minnesota is considering a wildly tyrannical solution…

MSNBC's Joy Reid at center of Free-Speech legal fight over retweets

Twitter users think of the platform as the Wild West, but a defamation lawsuit against Reid could lead high-profile figures to think twice about what they amplify — especially since damages could be higher for those with big followings…

SCC blew it on wind project

Last Friday, acting against their own better judgment, members of the State Corporation Commission approved Dominion Energy Virginia’s $300 million offshore wind pilot project even though they candidly admitted it “would not be deemed prudent…

Schapiro: Safe bets? Gambling on casinos, judges and lobbying

Come January, simmering debates over taxes, gambling and Medicaid are likely to reach full boil. And because 2019 is a legislative election year, quarreling over these issues might be the most productive thing delegates and senators do…

 

 

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