Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau

Regulations create wide-ranging costs for coal-ash cleanups

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Georgia, News, North Carolina, Regulations, Virginia  /  No Comments

THE SPILL LIVES ON: Some 40 homes were destroyed by a 1.1 billion-gallon spill of coal ash into the Emory River in Tennessee in 2008. Since then, the EPA and some states have enacted strict coal ash regulations that will cost power customers billions of dollars.

Power companies and their customers are spending billions to meet state and federal coal ash cleanup standards. But as ratepayers will soon find out, some coal regulations are more costly than others.

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Municipal broadband network sale to private provider will aid rural expansion

By   /  June 13, 2016  /  News, Technology, Virginia  /  No Comments

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“People are basically raising their hands and saying, ‘Here I am,’’ he said. “They’re pretty ecstatic.”

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Country roads and red tape: Lawsuit challenges West Virginia’s anti-competitive regulations for movers

By   /  May 19, 2016  /  Accountability, Issues, Judiciary, News, Power Abuse, Regulations, State Government, Virginia, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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A lawsuit filed filed Thursday in federal court challenges the constitutionality of West Virginia’s anti-competitive licensing laws for moving companies.

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McAuliffe moves to make high school more relevant to the working world

By   /  May 13, 2016  /  Education Blog, Virginia  /  No Comments

CASH AND CLINTON: Terry McAuliffe says Virginia's economy is his top priority. Republicans say Job One for the governor is getting Hillary Clinton elected president.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed legislation Thursday that will change the state’s graduation requirements with the aim of making them more relevant to the working world, beginning with students entering high school in the fall of 2018. In a move to get more career and technical teachers into schools, McAuliffe, a Democrat, also signed a bill […]

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Virginia Beach plans municipal broadband network expansion

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  News, Technology, Virginia  /  No Comments

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“Certainly, when you’re competing against the government that has an unknown amount of money with borrowing and taxing power it’s concerning for companies,” he told Watchdog.org

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New fantasy sports regulations offer protection for FanDuel, Draft Kings

By   /  April 1, 2016  /  Indiana, Issues, News, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Two companies control 90 percent of the marketplace for daily fantasy sports games, and new regulations approved by two states will help protect that duopoly.

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