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Comments Off on BVU board hears about lawsuit, possible rate cut   |   General

BVU board hears about lawsuit, possible rate cut

BVU board hears about lawsuit, possible rate cut BRISTOL, Va. — The BVU Authority board spent about 50 minutes in closed session Friday, in part to receive an update on litigation recently filed against it by the city of Bristol, Virginia, but members had little to say afterward. The city’s July 31 complaint seeks $6.5 […]

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Senate committee kills paid sick leave bill by wide bipartisan margin

Senate committee kills paid sick leave bill by wide bipartisan margin Legislation to require some Virginia businesses to provide paid sick leave to employees during a public health emergency died in Senate committee on Wednesday by a wide, bipartisan vote that also reflected concerns over the limitations of a program Gov. Ralph Northam proposed to […]

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Appalachian Power backs bookkeeping used for rate increase request

Appalachian Power backs bookkeeping used for rate increase request Appalachian Power Co. is defending what critics call an improper accounting practice used to justify its request for a rate increase. The company “exercised its statutory rights in December 2019 pursuant to the plain and unambiguous text” of the law that was in effect at the […]

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SCC: Dominion overcharged customers by $502M in 2017-19

SCC: Dominion overcharged customers by $502M in 2017-19 Clean Virginia advocacy group calls for legislative reform Richmond-based Dominion Energy Inc. recorded more than $500 million above authorized earnings levels from 2017 to 2019, according to a State Corporation Commission report released Tuesday. The report, which was sent to Gov. Ralph Northam and the House and […]

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House Republican Leaders Highlight Priorities in Advance of Special Session

House Republican Leaders Highlight Priorities in Advance of Special Session Speaking at a virtual press conference earlier today, House Republican Leaders announced their priorities for tomorrow’s Special Session of the General Assembly. Find highlights of speakers’ remarks below, along with a broad overview of the topics and legislation Republicans will champion during the session. Republicans […]

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Rolls-Royce to close Prince George County factory, laying off nearly 300 workers

Rolls-Royce to close Prince George County factory, laying off nearly 300 workers The Rolls-Royce aircraft component factory in Prince George County will close and lay off hundreds of employees by the middle of 2021, a victim of the economic fallout and collapse in global travel resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The company plans to shutter […]

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Virginia House Democrats Announce Special Session Agenda

Virginia House Democrats Announce Special Session Agenda RICHMOND, VA—Today, the Virginia House Democratic Caucus revealed its list of legislative priorities ahead of the 2020 Special Session, which builds upon Democrats’ historic achievements during this year’s regular session. In this Special Session, House Democrats will take action to reassess and revise the biennial budget, prioritizing support for Virginia’s […]

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Legislators Call For Another Mountain Valley Pipeline Delay

Legislators Call For Another Mountain Valley Pipeline Delay A group of Virginia legislators has sent an open letter to Gov. Ralph Northam and state health officials requesting a further halt on construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, citing the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the project’s parent company, Equitrans Midstream Corporation, the 303-mile pipeline is 91% […]

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Virginia Sales Tax Holiday (August 7-9, 2020)

Virginia Sales Tax Holiday (August 7-9, 2020) During the sales tax holiday, you can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales and use tax. Under current law, the sales and use tax rate is generally 5.3 percent, comprised of a 4.3 percent […]

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Dominion Energy Names New Executive Leadership Team

Dominion Energy Names New Executive Leadership Team RICHMOND, Va., July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) today announced that Thomas F. Farrell, II, chairman, president and chief executive officer, will become the company’s executive chair, effective Oct. 1, 2020. In that role, Farrell will continue to serve as chair of the Board of Directors. Also, effective that date, Robert […]