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First on WTOP: Lawsuits claim Northam’s COVID-19 orders unconstitutional

First on WTOP: Lawsuits claim Northam’s COVID-19 orders unconstitutional A pair of lawsuits filed Tuesday are asking Virginia and federal courts to find unconstitutional Gov. Ralph Northam’s ongoing COVID-19 executive orders restricting businesses in the commonwealth. The suits were filed by lawyer and Virginia state Sen. J. Chapman “Chap” Petersen, D-Fairfax, on behalf of his […]

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29 business trade associations ask Gov. Northam for more transparency, ‘democratic process’ in reopening

29 business trade associations ask Gov. Northam for more transparency, ‘democratic process’ in reopening RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — A group of 29 business trade associations in the state are petitioning Gov. Ralph Northam to include more “transparency and democratic processes” in his decisions to reopen the state in phases. The state is in the process […]

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Virginia Businesses Petition for Democratic Process

Virginia Businesses Petition for Democratic Process RICHMOND, VA – A diverse group of 29 business trade associations have petitioned Governor Northam to require greater transparency and democratic processes for local government decisions pertaining to COVID-19 phase progression.   The coalition letter states that: Virginia’s businesses have committed to the most stringent public health and safety […]

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Richmond startup awarded $354 million federal contract to make ingredients for COVID-19 drugs

Richmond startup awarded $354 million federal contract to make ingredients for COVID-19 drugs A new Richmond-based pharmaceutical manufacturing company has received a $354 million federal contract to help build a strategic, national reserve of essential medications and to make active ingredients for more than a dozen medicines used to treat patients with COVID-19. And the […]

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How to Reopen Your Business as Safely as Possible During COVID-19

How to Reopen Your Business as Safely as Possible During COVID-19 By David Pong, M.D., for PartnerMD As we reach the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, most businesses are planning for how to reopen safely during COVID-19. Even as we start to see a decline in new cases, it will be important to wait several weeks […]

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Virginia brewers, distillers, and distributors band together in hand sanitizer effort

Virginia brewers, distillers, and distributors band together in hand sanitizer effort RICHMOND, Va. — Alcohol producers and distributors from across the Commonwealth are banding together in a unified effort to produce and distribute hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Virginia Distillers Association, Virginia Craft Brewers Guild, Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association, Virginia Association of Cider […]

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VMA & Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Virginia Announce Inaugural Virtual Golf Tournament

VMA & Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Virginia Announce Inaugural Virtual Golf Tournament RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) and Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Virginia are hosting an inaugural WiM-Virginia Virtual Golf Tournament during the month of May. This tournament is a fun way for manufacturers, suppliers, and WiM supporters to stay connected and […]

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Facing Economic Turmoil, Virginia Businesses Ask Lawmakers to Approve Delay in Costly Mandates

Facing Economic Turmoil, Virginia Businesses Ask Lawmakers to Approve Delay in Costly Mandates As the General Assembly prepares to reconvene in session next Wednesday, a group of 29 Virginia business organizations called the Coalition for a Strong Virginia Economy, sent a letter to lawmakers asking they approve the Governor’s recent amendments to eight bills. Those […]

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McClung Companies and Virginia Manufacturers Association Partner to Create PPE Sourcing Center

McClung Companies and Virginia Manufacturers Association Partner to Create PPE Sourcing Center RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) and McClung Companies announced today the creation of a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Sourcing Center. This partnership arrives as a direct response to shortages in the PPE supply-chain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we […]

Comments Off on General Assembly poised to delay minimum wage increase during reconvened session   |   COVID19, Legislative

General Assembly poised to delay minimum wage increase during reconvened session

General Assembly poised to delay minimum wage increase during reconvened session Landmark legislation to boost the state’s minimum wage — long out of reach for Democratic lawmakers when Republicans controlled the legislature — faces further delay Wednesday. This time, it’s at the hands of Democrats grappling with the economic ramifications of COVID-19. “I’m disappointed. I’m […]