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TSS Today's Clips-Wednesday, August 14

Wednesday, August 14, 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.

 

Herring calls for court review of EPA Clean Power Plan repeal

Attorney General Mark Herring is teaming up with counterparts from 21 other states ,Washington D.C. and some of the nation’s biggest cities to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan…

Department of Labor asks judge to halt movement of Blackjewel coal

The U.S. Department of Labor is asking a federal judge to halt the movement of coal from two Virginia facilities owned by bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel LLC until idled workers receive overdue pay…

Delegates say it will be a long road to improving I-81

Interstate 81 and Virginia’s aging population featured prominently in a question-and-answer session between Dels. Steve Landes, Ronnie Campbell and Tony Wilt and community members at the end of last Thursday’s 9th Annual Valley Business Summit…

Virginia ABC tops $1 billion in sales

Virginia is cashing in a $1 billion bet on its 85-year-old state liquor monopoly. The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, conceived four years ago as a way to make an old government bureaucracy run like a modern business, surpassed $1 billion in retail sales…

Officials position the Fredericksburg region for data center development

Fredericksburg Regional Alliance president Curry Roberts insisted the Fredericksburg region will attract data centers and the tax revenue they bring…

Board powers forward with approval on eighth solar project in Pittsylvania County

The eighth solar farm planned for Pittsylvania County received a special use permit Tuesday night despite a single voice of public dissent. The Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously voted…

Culpeper eyes cap on solar power plant size

The Board of Supervisors Rules Committee on Tuesday asked staff to explore the potential limit after hearing from a Spotsylvania County official about the massive 500-megawatt project approved for construction there on 6,500 acres

Monacan tribe pushes against water project

Monacan Indian Nation members and their supporters spoke out Tuesday against a planned water project in Fluvanna County. Point of Fork…

Council to meet tonight on proposed Navy Hill arena referendum

Less than two weeks after a hastily called announcement that the proposed Navy Hill development was ready for public review, Richmond City Council is set to meet tonight in the second of two last-minute meetings to decide whether to put the $1.5 billion project’s financials to voters in a referendum in November…

Games of skill or illegal slots? As gaming machines flood Northern Virginia, a legal dispute heats up

Queen of Virginia machines are suddenly commonplace at region's bars but some want to banish them from the state…

Debt-collection company bringing fewer jobs to Danville than first announced in December

PRA Group, the debt-collection company that announced it would bring $15 million in investment and 500 jobs and begin hiring this past spring, made promises it could not quite keep…

Prominent economist wrote op-ed about Amazon’s new headquarters at Company’s suggestion

A prominent Washington-area economist wrote an opinion piece welcoming the arrival of Amazon’s new headquarters in Northern Virginia at the suggestion of a company official who hoped to build public support for the project before a key Arlington County Board vote, emails show…

Montgomery County supervisors approve incentive for old Blacksburg Middle School site

Montgomery County officials have agreed to provide an economic development incentive grant of up to $2.5 million toward the redevelopment of the old Blacksburg Middle School site…

Warner urges Congress to approve last hurdle for Fredericksburg-area VA clinic

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D–Va., is urging a Senate committee to green-light the last congressional approval needed to get Veterans Administration outpatient clinics up and running in Fredericksburg and Hampton Roads…

Performance on state SOL tests dips across Virginia

Richmond-area students fared worse than they did last year on many state accountability tests, statewide scores released Tuesday show, as performance across the state dropped slightly…

DC Circ. wipes out win for hospitals on Medicaid pay

The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday reinstated a 2017 rule that details how to calculate the amount of supplemental Medicaid funds for hospitals with a large number of low-income patients, saying the rule is consistent with the Medicaid Act…

Center for Auto Safety asks Uber/Lyft to stop using recalled cars

The Center for Auto Safety wants ride-hail companies to crack down on drivers whose cars have been recalled…

Williams: Richmond City Council can't punt downtown redevelopment plan to voters

As early as 2011, we were talking about replacing the Richmond Coliseum. During the tenure of Mayor Dwight C. Jones, a consultant outlined a plan for a new $147.1 million downtown civic arena. But this was during the Great Recession, and money was tight. Eight years later…

Veterans’ Workforce program paying off

Placing its 50,000th veteran in a job was a recent milestone worth celebrating for the Virginia Values Veterans program. That’s 50,000 veterans helped and 50,000 jobs filled by trustworthy, dependable people who bring a unique set of skills and experience to the workplace…

A more modern – and profitable -- ABC Authority

Let’s raise a glass to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) for crossing the $1 billion threshold in annual sales for the first time, setting a record for total revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30…

 

 

Michael W. Woods
Senior Manager - Virginia

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