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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 sets July 9 for Special Session to consider gun control legislation

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has set July 9 as the date for a special session of the General Assembly to take up gun-control legislation…

Primary Day in Virginia: What you need to know

Virginia voters will make their picks Tuesday in several primary contests that may help decide the balance of power in the General Assembly. There are highly contested races in both parties…

High Court could cause VA. election drama, but likely won’t

The Supreme Court could throw a wrench into Virginia politics with a decision expected this month. The state is holding primaries Tuesday, but under one seemingly longshot outcome in a case still to be decided…

Virginia Tech chooses site closer to Amazon’s new headquarters for Innovation Campus

Virginia Tech will build its new Innovation Campus in Alexandria’s Potomac Yard, just south of Four Mile Run along the Metro tracks, as part of a 65-acre mixed-use development, the school plans to announce Monday…

Albemarle gaming machine developer to expand

Castle Hill Gaming, a developer of slot machines, is investing $1.3 million to expand its corporate headquarters in Albemarle County. The company will receive funding from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program to support the hiring and training of 106 new employees, and…

Charlottesville to ban 'skill machines'

Soon, “skill machines” will no longer be legal in Charlottesville, following a letter from the city’s commonwealth’s attorney. The machines look similar to slot machines, which are against the law in Virginia, but are called “skill machines” on grounds that they’re not based on chance entirely…

Powerful 'Pompeii' exhibit opens at the Science Museum of Virginia - first U.S. stop for the Belgian exhibit

At the new “Pompeii: The Immortal City” exhibit making its U.S. debut at the Science Museum of Virginia, visitors can explore the ruins of an ancient city in a brand new way…

Charlottesville City Council votes to divest from fossil fuels, weapons

The city of Charlottesville will soon remove all operating budget investments in weapons and fossil fuel companies. On Monday night, councilors voted 4 to 1 in favor of completing those divestments within the next 30 days…

97th Legislative District Committee split on question of chairman removal

The 97th Legislative District Committee met to consider removal of committee chairman Thomas Miller Saturday. The meeting quickly broke down due to an argument over who was the legitimate Hanover representative on the committee…

Some veteran Virginia lawmakers, including Sens. Saslaw and Hanger, face challengers in Tuesday's primary

Several high-profile state lawmakers face challengers in Tuesday’s primaries, including the state Senate Democratic leader, the Republican co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and a first-term Republican delegate who upset some conservatives by supporting Medicaid expansion…

Here's a look at the Richmond area's six legislative primaries on Tuesday

Voters who live in six Richmond-area legislative districts will pick nominees in primaries Tuesday — four for the state Senate and two for the House of Delegates.

Democratic candidates in 50th District split on business incentives

In the Virginia House’s 50th District, Tuesday’s primary between incumbent Del. Lee Carter and Mark Wolfe has two candidates who split on the benefits of recent economic development announcements…

Analysts: Accepting PAC money from the Governor could have mixed results

Governor Ralph Northam is still facing calls for his resignation. But that’s not keeping him off the campaign trail. ....Republican strategist Dan Scandling says any Democrat who called for the governor to resign and then took money from his PAC is going to face questions…

Wells Fargo reaches $394M deal to end Auto Insurance MDL

Borrowers behind multidistrict litigation accusing Wells Fargo and National General Insurance of adding unneeded auto insurance to car loan bills are seeking approval of a settlement that would have the companies pay a combined total of at least $393.5 million…

Raytheon to merge with United Technologies, creating a military-industrial behemoth

Unless the deal is blocked, the newly formed Raytheon Technologies Corp. will absorb United’s Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney, both leading producers of jet engines and engine parts. It will not inherit United’s Carrier air conditioner business or its Otis elevator company, both of which are being spun off under the terms of an earlier deal…

The cost of that toll? Depends on your E-ZPass

The number of toll roads is increasing, and in many states, drivers who bought their transponders elsewhere get charged what’s called the cash rate, a higher amount they’d pay if they had to queue up and hand over bills and coins. Most of the time, drivers don’t even know it — raising questions about government transparency…

EPA guidance aims to limit State Pipeline reviews

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released new guidanceFriday intended to limit state reviews of Clean Water Act permits for pipelines as directed by President Donald Trump, but saved attempts to significantly curb state authority for a future rulemaking…

States call for unredacting of their Generic-Drug Pricing suit

The attorneys general of 44 states and Puerto Rico want a Pennsylvania federal judge to make public an unredacted version of their suit accusing major drugmakers of orchestrating a sprawling scheme to fix the price of generics…

Insulation plant divides community in West Virginia

A citizens’ uprising over the arrival of a heavy-manufacturing plant that will bring 150 well-paying jobs has upended this tranquil mountain community on the eastern panhandle of the state…

Schapiro: Special Session could be special in unforeseen ways

Legislators return July 9 to do something — more likely, nothing — about guns. They — that is, Republicans who control the House of Delegates and Virginia Senate — also might tinker with the budget and tax cuts,…

A boost for the Tobacco Region economy

More than 20 years ago, dozens of states and the major cigarette makers reached a master settlement in a federal lawsuit against the industry for misleading the public about the dangers of smoking and for the costs to the taxpayer of treating tobacco users…

Minor and Treacy: A year of great progress, and more work to do

With the start of summer, we can look back on a school year that was full of good news for young Virginians looking to get an excellent education and land a great job right here in our commonwealth. Four big headlines together tell the story…

 

 

Michael W. Woods
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