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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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No medical licensing reform in Virginia this year

By   /  March 25, 2016  /  Delaware, Health Care, Issues, News, Regulations, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Despite mounting evidence that Virginia’s COPN licensing system increases costs, lawmakers decided to shelve reforms to state’s health care economy.

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Airbnb bill passes in Virginia, but won’t take effect until 2017

By   /  March 11, 2016  /  Economy, News, State Government, Taxes, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Lawmakers passed the Airbnb bill this week, after making a few final changes that will push-off some elements of the legislation for a year.

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