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Comments Off on Virginia Business Comments: Proposed Emergency Regulation to Prevent Infectious Disease in the Workplace Highly Flawed   |   COVID19, Legislative

Virginia Business Comments: Proposed Emergency Regulation to Prevent Infectious Disease in the Workplace Highly Flawed

Proposed Emergency Regulation to Prevent Infectious Disease in Workplace Highly Flawed Rushed approval questioned–similar regulation already rejected by Federal Court RICHMOND (June 23, 2020) – At a meeting of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Health Codes Board on Wednesday emergency regulations on workplace safety will be considered in a hurried process that lacks […]

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AECOM launches virtual public consultation tool

AECOM launches virtual public consultation tool [x] The globally available tool allows clients to continue driving public engagement with their projects during the coronavirus pandemic LOS ANGELES (Apr. 6, 2020) — AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure firm, today launched an interactive web-based tool that allows clients to engage and consult stakeholders from their computer or […]

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U.S. Supreme Court overturns 4th Circuit ruling that would have blocked pipeline crossing

U.S. Supreme Court overturns 4th Circuit ruling that would have blocked pipeline crossing The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down an appeals court ruling that would have blocked construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline beneath the Appalachian Trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The court voted 7-2 to overturn the ruling by the 4th U.S […]

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Governor Northam Appoints Jehmal Hudson to State Corporation Commission

Governor Northam Appoints Jehmal Hudson to State Corporation Commission RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced the appointment of Jehmal T. Hudson to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC). The SCC serves as an independent branch of state government and oversees the Commonwealth’s utility regulation, insurance, and state-charged financial institutions. Hudson has served in a variety of […]

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U.S. Department of Commerce awards $876,000 to support manufacturing in Martinsville

U.S. Department of Commerce awards $876,000 to support manufacturing in Martinsville MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WSET) — The U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded $876,000 to Genedge Alliance of Martinsville. This is to support Virginia-based U.S. small- and medium-sized manufacturers, including rural manufacturers, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Congressman Morgan Griffith […]

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US to Temporarily Relax Hand Sanitizer Purity Rules

US to Temporarily Relax Hand Sanitizer Purity Rules FDA said they would allow more impurities in alcohol-based hand sanitizer. In a statement from the Food and Drug Administration, the federal government announced it would relax regulations on impurities in alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The move, announced today by FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., is intended […]

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First on WTOP: Lawsuits claim Northam’s COVID-19 orders unconstitutional

First on WTOP: Lawsuits claim Northam’s COVID-19 orders unconstitutional A pair of lawsuits filed Tuesday are asking Virginia and federal courts to find unconstitutional Gov. Ralph Northam’s ongoing COVID-19 executive orders restricting businesses in the commonwealth. The suits were filed by lawyer and Virginia state Sen. J. Chapman “Chap” Petersen, D-Fairfax, on behalf of his […]

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29 business trade associations ask Gov. Northam for more transparency, ‘democratic process’ in reopening

29 business trade associations ask Gov. Northam for more transparency, ‘democratic process’ in reopening RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — A group of 29 business trade associations in the state are petitioning Gov. Ralph Northam to include more “transparency and democratic processes” in his decisions to reopen the state in phases. The state is in the process […]

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Virginia Businesses Petition for Democratic Process

Virginia Businesses Petition for Democratic Process RICHMOND, VA – A diverse group of 29 business trade associations have petitioned Governor Northam to require greater transparency and democratic processes for local government decisions pertaining to COVID-19 phase progression.   The coalition letter states that: Virginia’s businesses have committed to the most stringent public health and safety […]

Comments Off on Richmond startup awarded $354 million federal contract to make ingredients for COVID-19 drugs   |   COVID19, Workforce Development

Richmond startup awarded $354 million federal contract to make ingredients for COVID-19 drugs

Richmond startup awarded $354 million federal contract to make ingredients for COVID-19 drugs A new Richmond-based pharmaceutical manufacturing company has received a $354 million federal contract to help build a strategic, national reserve of essential medications and to make active ingredients for more than a dozen medicines used to treat patients with COVID-19. And the […]