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Comments Off on In one day, Huntington Ingalls gets 2 defense contracts worth up to $907 million   |   General

In one day, Huntington Ingalls gets 2 defense contracts worth up to $907 million

In one day, Huntington Ingalls gets 2 defense contracts worth up to $907 million By Hugh Lessig  |  Daily Press The Pentagon made its usual mark on the Hampton Roads economy last month, awarding contracts ranging from construction projects to office chairs, but nothing topped Huntington Ingalls Industries’ one-day performance on Dec. 20. That’s when the […]

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CATLab Partners with Industry Leader in Test Equipment Engineering & Sales

CATLab Partners with Industry Leader in Test Equipment Engineering & Sales   TEquipment & CATLab will offer comprehensive products and services worldwide Williamsburg, VA – Tuesday January 7, 2020 CATLab – Accredited Calibration Laboratories is pleased to announce its definitive partnership with TEquipment, a leading web-based retail distributor of precision test equipment, to provide calibration […]

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JLARC recommends improvements to workers’ comp system

JLARC recommends improvements to workers’ comp system By Sydney Lake  |  Virginia Business Virginia should pursue improvements to its existing workers’ compensation system program before considering an alternative program, the Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission recommended in a study released Monday. In December 2018, JLARC directed its staff to conduct a review of Virginia’s worker’s […]

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]