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TSS Today's Clips October 16, 2020

Friday, October 16, 2020  
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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.

Progress on police reforms gets mixed reviews in Virginia

Almost five months after George Floyd was killed in police custody in Minneapolis, the Virginia General Assembly has passed a host of police reforms as it nears the end of a special session. The reforms include legislation that bans no-knock search warrants, enables localities to establish civilian review boards with subpoena power and disciplinary authority, and makes it easier to decertify officers who commit misconduct…

Northam to send $73 million in hazard pay to home health workers

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that he is allocating $73 million from the federal CARES Act to provide a $1,500 payment to 43,500 personal care attendants as hazard pay for their work from when the public health emergency began in March through the end of June…

Political fight over redistricting delays eviction, utility cutoff protections in budget

Virginia lawmakers convened a special legislative session this summer with plans to address the economic fall-out from COVID-19. And they’ve now agreed on policies that would help people exactly like Woodard, including unambiguous eviction protections that would have prevented her case from ever being heard in court…

Virginia Reports Successful Census on Final Day of Count

On the last day of counting, Virginia census officials say more than 99% of state residents were counted. Virginia’s self-response rate was about 71%, higher than the national average of 67%...

Virginia is among the last states to distribute $300 unemployment supplement authorized by Trump

State employment officials say they began distributing a fresh round of supplemental unemployment benefits on Thursday, making Virginia among the last states in the country to get the money in the hands of jobless residents…

Survey indicates some improvements in sales and hiring outlook among Virginia business executives

A recent survey of executives with small- and medium-sized businesses in central Virginia indicates the outlook for sales and hiring over the next six months has improved from the first half of 2020, though the pace of the economic recovery seems shaky…

Richmond’s first licensed medical marijuana production facility set to open first dispensary

The potent aroma at 2804 Decatur St. in the Manchester neighborhood of South Richmond could be described as either overwhelming, intoxicating or both. One way or the other, the smell outside and in Richmond’s first licensed medical marijuana production facility is exactly what you’d imagine…

Governor celebrates opening of South Boston hemp processing facility

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam visited South Boston on Thursday to celebrate the grand opening of Golden Piedmont Labs, a large-scale hemp processing facility that's now playing a key role in Virginia’s No. 1 industry: agriculture…

Port of Virginia gets $20 million federal grant for rail yard expansion

The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding the Port of Virginia more than $20 million to complete an expansion project at its Central Rail Yard. The $20,184,999 grant will help the port expand the yard at Norfolk International Terminals to eight working tracks — two new bundles of four tracks — plus a center area for transferring and staging containers…

Henry County awarded $1.5 million grant to connect natural gas service

The Appalachian Regional Commission announced a $1.5 million grant to Henry County this week to help connect the Commonwealth Crossing industrial park to natural gas. This funding will go towards an overall project budget of about $7.5 million to build a steel natural gas pipeline from the Patriot Line to the Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre and nearby facilities…

Hampton should expect traffic woes to exacerbate when HRBT construction begins, VDOT says

When the state locked down in the spring, traffic eased somewhat in Hampton, particularly on the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. But last weekend when the Virginia Department of Transportation shut down the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel for repaving, the domino effect from the closure turned Woodland Road into a traffic nightmare…

New Kent one step closer to universal broadband internet access following Board of Supervisors vote

New Kent residents could see universal broadband internet access throughout the county in three to four years, following the Board of Supervisors' unanimous vote to move forward with the project. A North Carolina-based company that specializes in providing broadband access to rural communities, RiverStreet Networks issued a proposal offering to engineer a design that works with the county…

D.C. Lottery's retail sports betting operation delayed until 2021

The D.C. Office of Lottery and Gaming doesn't expect to be able to offer in-person sports betting at lottery retailers until the summer of 2021 —more than six months after its most recent estimate — citing delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic….

Virginia Tech names chief operating officer for Alexandria campus

Virginia Tech is pulling talent from its flagship in Blacksburg to help lead its $1 billion computer science focused campus in Alexandria, naming Ken Smith as the first chief operating officer of what the university is calling its “Innovation Campus." Smith starts October 25…

Va. tourism had record 2019, but 2020 wont follow suit

The commonwealth’s tourism revenue for 2020 is expected to decrease by $10 billion, compared to 2019, bringing an end to a decade of record-setting $20 billion-plus revenue years…

Coal communities get $43.3M in project funding from ARC

Three projects in Southwest Virginia will receive a total of $883,000 from an Appalachian Regional Commission initiative to support economic diversification in coal-impacted communities across 12 Appalachian states…

Baskervill, HKS to lead Norfolk casino design, architecture

The Pamunkey Indian Tribe announced Thursday that Dallas, Texas-based HKS and Richmond-based Baskervill will serve as the architecture team for the tribe’s proposed $500 million Norfolk Resort & Casino, which will be the subject of a Nov. 3 local referendum…

Brouillette: Coal from Hampton Roads serves nation’s interests

Norfolk and Newport News are synonymous with American naval power and national security. Since the late 19th Century, Virginia has built and deployed the ships that provided the naval supremacy to win two world wars and keep our nation safe to this day. But along the coast of the James River, there is another, less conspicuous, activity that also plays a role in ensuring our national security: exporting American coal to overseas markets…

Put customers first in Virginias broadband future, not 'cable companies'

Is the carousel of General Assembly budget conversations coming to an end? It took almost as much time as a normal 60-day session, but after weeks of negotiations, The Times-Dispatch reported on Wednesday that a two-year spending agreement was reached. “Given the challenges we faced with COVID-19, we believe the budget is good for the Virginia economy,” House Appropriations Chairman Luke Torian, D-Prince William, said in the RTD report….

Why the future of Appalachian coal may depend on India

We write a lot about coal — and its long, slow demise as an energy source — for lots of reasons. We have some counties in the corner of Southwest Virginia whose economy has been based on coal, and which are in dire need of building a new economy…


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