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Startup PPE manufacturer settles in Harrisonburg

Startup PPE manufacturer settles in Harrisonburg Valley Guard Supply to invest $1M, create 45 jobs Startup manufacturing company Valley Guard Supply LLC will invest $1 million to establish a personal protective equipment manufacturing facility in Harrisonburg, creating 45 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday. The service-disabled, veteran-owned company produces three-ply disposable masks and plans to […]

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After dying in the House, advanced recycling bill hangs on in the Senate

After dying in the House, advanced recycling bill hangs on in the Senate While a proposal to add language to state code classifying advanced recycling as a manufacturing rather than waste management activity died abruptly in House committee this week, the legislation is still alive in the Senate. “I’ve got to be honest, on the one hand […]

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Senate bill making PPE temporarily tax exempt passes Virginia Senate

Senate bill making PPE temporarily tax exempt passes Virginia Senate Personal protective equipment could soon be temporarily tax exempt in Virginia after the Senate of Virginia passed bipartisan legislation on Monday in Richmond. Senate Bill 1403 was sponsored by Senator Todd Pillion (R-SD40), and would make tax relief available to any business that has a […]

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Proposed new workplace requirements threaten recovering Virginia businesses

Proposed new workplace requirements threaten recovering Virginia businesses (The Center Square) – Members of the business community are worried about a number of bills advancing through the Virginia Legislature that would add more workplace requirements for businesses that are trying to cover from COVID-19 economic restrictions. Nine bills that have advanced through the House Labor […]

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The Jefferson Journal: A Win-Win for Virginia

The Jefferson Journal: A Win-Win for Virginia by Chris Braunlich 2/2/2021 — Candidates love to be on the side of the gods – and supporting reduced pollution and greater economic growth is a “win-win.” After all, if Virginia can use new technologies to reduce not only greenhouse gases but also what we send to landfills … […]

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COVID-19 pandemic: Virginia enacts long-term workplace standard

COVID-19 pandemic: Virginia enacts long-term workplace standard Richmond, VA — Virginia has become the first state to establish a long-term COVID-19 workplace standard. The standard went into effect Jan. 27, two weeks after the commonwealth’s Safety and Health Codes Board voted to adopt a more permanent standard and replace an emergency temporary standard that went into […]

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Industrial Escape from Green Energy Costs Blocked

Industrial Escape from Green Energy Costs Blocked by Steve Haner Virginia’s major energy-intensive industries will not get a requested path to avoid some of the coming cost shock from the 2020 Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA). The bill that sought them a lifeline was tied to an anvil and sunk in a House of Delegates subcommittee today. […]

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Biden Administration: Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety

Biden Administration: Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  Ensuring the health and safety of workers is a national priority and a moral imperative.  Healthcare workers and other essential […]

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Lawmakers are considering adding ‘advanced recycling’ to state code. So what exactly is it?

Lawmakers are considering adding ‘advanced recycling’ to state code. So what exactly is it? Recycling, once seen as a key environmental priority, has seen its star fall in recent years, with many localities eliminating or scaling back programs after the foreign countries that once accepted much of their plastic, paper and aluminum waste began to refuse or […]

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Business community worried about permanent COVID-19 safety regulations adopted by Virginia board

Business community worried about permanent COVID-19 safety regulations adopted by Virginia board (The Center Square) – COVID-19-related safety restrictions on Virginia businesses will be in place indefinitely, a state regulatory board decided. Despite efforts from the business community and some of the board members to include an expiration date, the Virginia Department of Labor and […]