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TSS Today's Clips-Friday, March 15

Friday, March 15, 2019  
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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.

 

Northam vetoes bill opposing Cap-and-Trade

Gov. Ralph Northam has vetoed legislation aimed at limiting his authority to institute a carbon cap-and-trade plan. Northam, a Democrat, said Thursday he had killed a bill that requires legislative approval before Virginia can participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative…

Northam announces advancements in mental health treatment

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said the state's 40 mental health centers are now all offering walk-in mental evaluations. Northam said Thursday that the a person in need of a mental health assessment can get one at the…

Northam signs bill on pilot program meant to curb evictions

Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation to create a pilot program that aims to curb evictions and allow for the collection of data on how to stem them among low-income Virginians…

With new power line to mega-site proposed, Pittsylvania County considers zoning exemption

The county may exempt specific types of electrical transmission lines from the zoning ordinance to remove some of the red tape for a line planned to serve the Southern Virginia Mega Site…

Poll suggests widespread community support for Amazon project

Ahead of Saturday’s expected Arlington County Board vote on an economic-incentive package for Amazon, a new poll commissioned by a group supporting the effort suggests broad support in the county and regionally for the arrival of the online giant…

Scholle to expand Smyth County production facility, add 42 jobs

Forty-two new jobs are slated to come to Smyth County. This afternoon, the governor’s office announced that Scholle IPN Packaging Inc., a manufacturer of sustainable packaging solutions, will invest $10.29 million to expand its production facility…

As insurers and health care providers battle over surprise billing, patients remain caught in the middle

Several legislative bills aimed at protecting some insured patients from unexpected out-of-network charges for emergency services didn’t survive the Virginia General Assembly’s session this year…

VCU planning first ER in New Kent County

While it continues to work on numerous downtown projects, VCU Health also has eyes for New Kent County. The health system has filed plans to build a 17,000-square-foot medical facility…

CVS Health awards $1 million to fight opioid abuse in Virginia

Through the Aetna Foundation, the company pledged a $1 million grant for a program that matches survivors of drug overdoses with a team of people who can support them in their recovery…

Northam signs Ethics Bill – JMU denies allegations on Bolling hire

Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation Tuesday that would have prevented Bill Bolling from getting the job he took with James Madison University in the fall…

LG Fairfax still on leave as his law firm investigates

A prosecutor in Boston, where one of the alleged assaults occurred, won’t say whether there’s an ongoing criminal investigation. And since the end of session…

Stanley seeks return to the State Senate

Virginia Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Franklin County) has announced his bid for a third term in Richmond. Stanley, who first first took office after a special election 2011 and who now is the Senate majority whip…

At least 4 to challenge for General Assembly seats locally

Only a handful of candidates have announced challenges to General Assembly incumbents in Western Virginia so far. Democrats and a Libertarian are seeking to unseat incumbent Republicans in the House of Delegates and state Senate…

Virginia: And they’re off!

There are an unusually large number of political seats up for grabs in this year’s local and General Assembly elections. In Fairfax County alone, more than 50 offices are on the ballot, including…

Craft beer deal would allow North Carolina’s biggest breweries to expand

North Carolina’s craft beer brewers have reached a compromise with wholesale distributors, ending a 2-year-long fight. Sponsored by leaders from both parties, the bills would end a two-year battle over a current law that brewers claim stifles their growth by capping production. The bills would allow some brewers to at least double their output...

Delaware Bill seeks fee on opioid makers amid health crisis

New legislation filed in the Delaware Senate would impose a per-pill opioid impact fee on drug manufacturers and use the proceeds to defray the state’s costs, including addiction and prevention services…

Trump officials defend Medicaid work requirements in court

The debate over Medicaid work requirements played out in a federal courtroom Thursday as the Trump administration defended its policies against opponents who say the measures are designed to prevent poor people from participating in the health care program…

Multi-billion, decade-long toll road plan gets green light, but bottlenecks loom

In Florida, a decade-long, multi-billion dollar plan to build a toll turnpike and extend two others got a subcommittee’s unanimous approval during the first week of the legislative session, but faces scrutiny from two other Senate panels before it reaches chamber floors…

‘They’ll be slugging it out.’ JPMorgan targets big Charlotte banks, plans new branches

JPMorgan Chase said on Wednesday that it plans to open its first branches in Charlotte, a major announcement in a city that has long been dominated by financial giants Bank of America and Wells Fargo…

Waging war against the dead

The 21st century is in danger of becoming an era of statue smashing and historical erasure. Not since the iconoclasts of the Byzantine Empire or the epidemic of statue destruction during the French Revolution has the world seen anything like the current war on the past…

A new start for State Board ofElections

Last week, Gov. Ralph Northam changed the makeup of the State Board of Elections by appointing three new board members—Democrats Bob Brink and Jamilah LeCruise and Republican John O’Bannon—to replace the three outgoing board members…

 

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