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Consumer Energy Alliance 2021 Annual Report

Consumer Energy Alliance 2021 Annual Report “As we continue our mission of demonstrating the complexities and impacts of energy policy on the daily lives of American consumers to policymakers, elected leaders, and the public, we will strongly advance one core principle – affordability. History has taught us that consumer choice drives innovation, lowers costs, and […]

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Governor Northam Announces Service Center Metals to Invest $101.7 Million in Prince George County, Creating 94 New Jobs

Governor Northam Announces Service Center Metals to Invest $101.7 Million in Prince George County, Creating 94 New Jobs Manufacturing company to construct two new facilities, increase production capacity RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Service Center Metals, a manufacturer of aluminum extrusions, will invest more than $100 million to expand in Prince George County. The […]

Comments Off on AFL-CIO president tells striking Mondelez workers in Henrico that it is ‘fed up with the way you have been treated’   |   General

AFL-CIO president tells striking Mondelez workers in Henrico that it is ‘fed up with the way you have been treated’

AFL-CIO president tells striking Mondelez workers in Henrico that it is ‘fed up with the way you have been treated’ American union workers are fed up with skyrocketing inequality and runaway corporate greed, and they are standing up for their rights, the new president of the AFL-CIO union federation said.   Liz Shuler told about […]

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MSI Announces Partnerships to Enhance Credentials Through Use of AR/VR

MSI Announces Partnerships to Enhance Credentials Through Use of AR/VR MT1 Credential enhances it online materials with Augmentedand Virtual Reality Capabilities provided by Lifeliqe and TRANSFR RICHMOND, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI), the workforce development affiliate of the Virginia Manufacturers Association, announced today that they have enhanced the Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) Credential […]

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Biggest cut of crisis relief money for unemployment trust

Biggest cut of crisis relief money for unemployment trust About 20% of Virginia’s funding from the latest federal coronavirus relief bill will help replenish the fund that pays unemployment benefits, staving off hefty tax increases for employers RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Like many state agencies across the country that administer jobless benefits, the Virginia Employment […]

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Virginia board hears differing opinions on proposed changes to the state’s COVID-19 workplace rules

Virginia board hears differing opinions on proposed changes to the state’s COVID-19 workplace rules Virginia’s rules requiring employers to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace technically still remain in place, though many businesses continue to urge a full repeal. And Gov. Ralph Northam has proposed that businesses in compliance with […]

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Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today. Secretariat of the Commonwealth Board Appointments Auctioneers Board Angela Smith-Mackey* of Fredericksburg, Lead Systems Architect Engineer Linda W. Terry, AARE, CAI, GRI* of Manakin Sabot, Auctioneer/Broker Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetlands Professionals, and Geologists Doug DeBerry* of Williamsburg, Professor, William & Mary […]

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Editorial: No discussion, no debate

Editorial: No discussion, no debate Maybe it’s the law of averages, but every blue moon or so a political party leader will make a valid point about governance in Virginia not (entirely) wrapped up in bald partisanship. In a notable instance, reported this week, House Minority Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, wondered about the upcoming special […]

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Governor Northam Announces Virginia to Reduce Water Pollution, Increase Access to Clean Water

Governor Northam Announces Virginia to Reduce Water Pollution, Increase Access to Clean Water $411.5 million investment in American Rescue Plan funds will improve aging water and sewer infrastructure, restore waterways RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia plans to allocate $411.5 million in federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to reduce water pollution and increase […]

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What, exactly, is going on with the Transportation and Climate Initiative?

What, exactly, is going on with the Transportation and Climate Initiative? Massachusetts needs other states to officially join in order to launch the effort to reduce vehicle emissions. And for now, that’s somewhat of a waiting game. by Nik DeCosta-Klipa | Boston.com [link] Over a year-and-a-half ago, Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration unveiled a “bold,” regional plan to […]