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TSS Today's Clips-Monday, December 4

Tuesday, December 4, 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.

 

National Democratic group will spend $1M for 2019 Virginia General Assembly races

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee announced Monday that it will contribute $1 million toward helping Virginia Democrats flip the General Assembly in the 2019 elections. The group…

Southwest Virginia legislators talk health care, gambling at legislative breakfast

Gambling bills, the state budget, the opioid crisis and funding education were the topics touched on by Southwest Virginia lawmakers during a legislative breakfast Monday in Abingdon…

Decker elected Chief Judge-elect of the Virginia Court of Appeals

Judge Marla Graff Decker has been elected chief judge-elect of the Virginia Court of Appeals to succeed Chief Judge Glen A. Huff. She will begin her four-year term…

Congress may change law to allow VA. pipeline crossing

Legislation is pending in Congress that would give the National Park Service clear authority to allow construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline beneath the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway, both potentially critical obstacles under litigation pending…

Atlantic Coast Pipeline storage yard will be in Fishersville, avoids need for review

Dominion Energy secured its Augusta County location for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline storage yard. The storage yard will be located at Wilson Trucking Corporation in Fishersville. Since the area is already zoned for industrial use, Dominion does not need to…

COPT to build data centers in Prince William

A division of Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) plans to build two data centers in Innovation Park in Prince William County, according to its economic development office…

Altria reportedly in early talks to buy Canada pot company as its growth quest intensifies

Altria Group Inc., eager to find a way to grow as tobacco smoking rates decline, appears poised to enter the market for cannabis…

Maryland’s Amazon loss prompts questions about its competitiveness

Montgomery County “has lost its competitive edge in the region,” one economist says. One of the reasons Maryland created such a large incentive package for Amazon is because we know our business climate is not as competitive…

‘No need’: Stoney administration opposes councilwoman’s bid for Coliseum redevelopment advisory commission

As a split Richmond City Council endorsed the creation of a commission to help it vet the $1.4 billion plans centering on a new Richmond Coliseum, Mayor Levar Stoney’s administration deemed the idea superfluous…

Optima gives $250,000 to health care foundation for Medicaid outreach

Optima Health is giving a $250,000 boost to Virginia’s efforts to spread the word about expanded eligibility in the state’s Medicaid program for those who need health care…

Council committee blocks entry of medical transport company into Richmond market

 

A City Council committee has rebuffed Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s attempt to end the Richmond Ambulance Authority’s 28-year monopoly on emergency and non-emergency medical transports...The mayor had recommended a permit for an Atlanta-based company…

Microsoft expands broadband initiative to bring internet to 3 million people in rural areas

Microsoft has partnered with internet service providers to deliver broadband to 13 states and 1 million Americans in Airband’s first year. Today’s announcement adds 10 additional states to the plan…

NC awards Honeywell $42.5M in incentives for relocating its HQ to Charlotte

The state of North Carolina will give Honeywell an incentive package worth up to $42.5 million in return for switching its headquarters from New Jersey to Charlotte, bringing the total incentives offered the company to more than $80 million…

GOP balks at Trump drug pricing plan

Trump has long railed against drug companies and called for lowering prices. His controversial proposal on Medicare drug prices is his most sweeping move yet…

High Court wants Gov't input on scope of CWA Authority

 

The U.S. Supreme Court asked the solicitor general on Monday to weigh in on two cases about whether the Clean Water Act applies to pollution that is discharged into groundwater that then reaches U.S. waters, requesting additional input on the scope of the law…

Clean energy technologies threaten to overwhelm the grid. Here's how it can adapt

The US power grid is, by some estimates, the largest machine in the world, a continent-spanning wonder of the modern age...

Kudlow calls for end to subsidies for electric cars, renewables

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday the Trump administration will seek to end subsidies for electric cars and renewable energy sources, according to reports…

Transportation and Infrastructure — The Road Ahead: Part 1

With President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreeing that transportation and infrastructure are high priorities, the next Congress is likely to consider a large-scale, broad infrastructure package. But the question of how to pay for it remains…

Morse: Fred Quayle’s quiet bipartisanship

Former state Sen. Fred Quayle, very Suffolk and very Republican, slipped away from us a week ago. To put it simply, Fred was a good guy. And a fine lawmaker. The two can go together and should…

Faggert: Dominion Energy’s plan for progress

For decades, the power grid relied extensively on coal for affordable, around-the-clock energy. It was the dominant source for energy generation. Now, the energy landscape is changing…

 

 

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