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Comments Off on Governor Northam to Protect Virginia’s Environment, Fight Climate Change, and Grow the Clean Energy Economy   |   Environmental

Governor Northam to Protect Virginia’s Environment, Fight Climate Change, and Grow the Clean Energy Economy

Governor Northam to Protect Virginia’s Environment, Fight Climate Change, and Grow the Clean Energy Economy Proposed budget makes historic investments in Chesapeake Bay restoration, environmental quality and equity, clean energy, and offshore wind VIRGINIA BEACH—Governor Ralph Northam said his budget will include $733 million in new funding for the environment and clean energy—including a half-billion-dollar […]

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Minimum Wage Increase Bad for Workers

Minimum Wage Increase Bad for Workers By Hans Bader  |  Jefferson Policy Journal It doesn’t make sense to ban jobs that pay a living wage, just because an employer can’t afford to pay a still higher wage. But that is what a $15 minimum wage does in regions where living costs and wages are low. There […]

Comments Off on Northam discourages repeal of right-to-work law in remarks to revenue council   |   General, Legislative

Northam discourages repeal of right-to-work law in remarks to revenue council

Northam discourages repeal of right-to-work law in remarks to revenue council By  Michael Martz  |  Richmond Times-Dispatch RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam made clear to his revenue advisory council on Monday that he does not support repeal of Virginia’s right-to-work law that forbids compulsory union membership. With Democrats preparing to take complete control of the General […]

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Will this be the year Virginia imposes a plastic bag tax?

Will this be the year Virginia imposes a plastic bag tax? By Sarah Vogelsong  |  Virginia Mercury As localities all around the U.S. move to discourage the use of plastics, Virginia will once again mull taxing an item so common that most people encounter it every single day: the plastic bag. The debate isn’t new. This […]

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Personnel File: Local business people in the news

Personnel File: Local business people in the news The Virginia Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee awarded the its Industrial Strength Leadership Award to 59th House District Del. Matt Fariss, R-Campbell, and 65th House District Del. Lee Ware, R-Powhatan, in recognition of their exceptional support for a pro-manufacturing agenda as measured by the most recent legislative session voting record. Forty-six […]

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Press Release: WiM & VMA Announce Formation of Virginia Chapter

Press Release: WiM & VMA Announce Formation of Virginia Chapter Read Press Release>>

Comments Off on Greenway holdout Walker foundry ceases production, land up for sale, but lawsuit against Roanoke to continue   |   General

Greenway holdout Walker foundry ceases production, land up for sale, but lawsuit against Roanoke to continue

Greenway holdout Walker foundry ceases production, land up for sale, but lawsuit against Roanoke to continue By Matt Chittum  |  The Roanoke Times Walker Machine & Foundry has withdrawn its lawsuit in state court against Roanoke over using its land for a greenway, but intends to sue the city in federal court instead. Meanwhile, the company […]

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Northam unveils Virginia trade plan

Northam unveils Virginia trade plan VirginiaBusiness.com | November 13 | By Robert Powell Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration has adopted an international trade strategic plan aimed at boosting Virginia exports 50% during the next 15 years. In unveiling the plan at the 71st Virginia Conference on World Trade in Norfolk on Wednesday, the governor said his […]

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Comments Off on Va. Democrats choose Del. Eileen Filler-Corn of Fairfax as House speaker; first woman to lead House   |   Legislative

Va. Democrats choose Del. Eileen Filler-Corn of Fairfax as House speaker; first woman to lead House

Va. Democrats choose Del. Eileen Filler-Corn of Fairfax as House speaker; first woman to lead House Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, left a meeting room at The James Center building on Saturday, shortly after Democrats in the House of Delegates chose her to be the next House speaker. Behind her are (from left) Dels. Lamont Bagby, […]