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Comments Off on FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Increases Lending to Small Businesses in Need, Announces Changes to PPP to Further Promote Equitable Access to Relief   |   COVID19

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Increases Lending to Small Businesses in Need, Announces Changes to PPP to Further Promote Equitable Access to Relief

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Increases Lending to Small Businesses in Need, Announces Changes to PPP to Further Promote Equitable Access to Relief Small businesses account for 44 percent of U.S. GDP, create two-thirds of net new jobs, and employ nearly half of America’s workers. Now, millions of main street small businesses – especially Black- and Brown-owned small […]

Comments Off on Virginia’s Manufacturing Sector Urges Governor Northam to Lead the Way on Advanced Recycling Legislation   |   Environmental, Legislative

Virginia’s Manufacturing Sector Urges Governor Northam to Lead the Way on Advanced Recycling Legislation

Virginia’s Manufacturing Sector Urges Governor Northam to Lead the Way on Advanced Recycling Legislation RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Manufacturers Association issued the following statement regarding the Virginia House of Delegates passing advanced recycling bill SB 1164. The bill will now head to Governor Northam for his signature: “Virginia is poised to take a leading […]

Comments Off on Business groups ask Va. lawmakers for higher PPP tax deductions   |   COVID19, Legislative

Business groups ask Va. lawmakers for higher PPP tax deductions

Business groups ask Va. lawmakers for higher PPP tax deductions House of Delegates, state Senate bills differ on amounts Virginia’s two legislative bodies have not yet agreed on an amount that Virginia businesses can deduct from federal Paycheck Protection Program loans they received last year, and how much of the loans they’ll have to pay […]

Comments Off on Biden Administration Could Quickly Adopt Many Environmental Enforcement Policy Changes   |   Environmental

Biden Administration Could Quickly Adopt Many Environmental Enforcement Policy Changes

Biden Administration Could Quickly Adopt Many Environmental Enforcement Policy Changes By: Carrick C. Brooke-Davidson | Originally Published: Williams Mullen Federal environmental policies are likely to undergo significant changes at DOJ and EPA under the Biden administration, including alteration of many Trump administration enforcement policies.  Since many of these existing policies are not regulations, it likely will […]

Comments Off on Virginia Launches Central Pre-Registration Website for COVID-19 Vaccine   |   COVID19

Virginia Launches Central Pre-Registration Website for COVID-19 Vaccine

Virginia Launches Central Pre-Registration Website for COVID-19 Vaccine RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Health today launched a new, centralized website that allows Virginians to easily pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine. This ‘one-stop-shop’ website allows individuals to pre-register online, check that they are pre-registered, and access additional information on Virginia’s vaccination roll-out. Virginians who have previously […]

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Hazardous Waste Small Quantity Generator Re-Notification Required

Hazardous Waste Small Quantity Generator Re-Notification Required Are you a small quantity generator (SQG) of hazardous waste (i.e., a generator of between 100 and 1,000 kg — 220 and 2,200 lbs — of non-acute hazardous waste per month)? SQGs in Virginia are now required to re-notify of hazardous waste activity every four years. To remain […]

Comments Off on Subsidies for Electric Cars, Buses and Charging Will Accompany TCI’s Taxes and Rationing   |   Environmental

Subsidies for Electric Cars, Buses and Charging Will Accompany TCI’s Taxes and Rationing

Subsidies for Electric Cars, Buses and Charging Will Accompany TCI’s Taxes and Rationing by Stephen D. Haner (Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy) The ultimate goal of the Transportation and Climate Initiative with its tax and rationing scheme is to eliminate fossil fuels for transportation and get us into electric vehicles.  That is something advocates have admitted and critics have […]

Comments Off on Brett A. Vassey column: Advanced recycling bill will attract jobs, help create a more sustainable future   |   Environmental

Brett A. Vassey column: Advanced recycling bill will attract jobs, help create a more sustainable future

Brett A. Vassey column: Advanced recycling bill will attract jobs, help create a more sustainable future Our commonwealth is facing many important challenges these days, from fighting the COVID-19 pandemic to finding new ways to create a better world for future generations of Virginians. One of our most pressing environmental challenges is plastic waste in […]

Comments Off on VMA Announces Support for HB1984 (SCC Control of Electric Utility Rate of Return), HB2200 (SCC Control of Electric Utility Rate of Return), and HB2048 (100% Renewable Electricity Competition)   |   Environmental

VMA Announces Support for HB1984 (SCC Control of Electric Utility Rate of Return), HB2200 (SCC Control of Electric Utility Rate of Return), and HB2048 (100% Renewable Electricity Competition)

VMA Announces Support for HB1984 (SCC Control of Electric Utility Rate of Return), HB2200 (SCC Control of Electric Utility Rate of Return), and HB2048 (100% Renewable Electricity Competition) RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) announces its support for HB1984, HB2200, and HB2048 today. These bills ensure ratepayer protections by restoring the oversight capabilities […]

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Editorial: A full embrace of the G3 program

Editorial: A full embrace of the G3 program When COVID-19 first hit Virginia, the societal impact on education and the workforce was instant. And nearly one year into the pandemic, both spheres still are sorting out how to best move forward. As college campuses closed their doors, the idea of students staying closer to home […]