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‘One-Stop’ Licensing for New Businesses

Lizi Arbogast February 21, 2011 0

New businesses would have an easier time getting licenses and completing other paperwork under a proposed law

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Proposal to outlaw sweepstakes cafes submitted

Michael Schwartz January 10, 2011 1

A bill introduced last week in the General Assembly could signal that Internet sweepstakes businesses are running out of luck

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Lawmakers target car title loans

Al Harris June 29, 2009 5

Now that newly passed regulations have severely hampered the payday loan industry in Virginia, lawmakers are setting their sights on car title lenders. A legislative study committee held its first meeting today at the

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Tougher runoff standards would slow growth

Greg Pearson June 18, 2009 4

The state is seeking to reduce the amount of phosphorous runoff allowed by new developments, a measure that could limit the scope of new construction projects if it becomes law.

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Distracted delegates exposed

Al Harris April 13, 2009 3

And you think you have a productivity problem. A video by a Virginia Commonwealth University journalism student Tracy Kennedy shows how state delegates make use of official time—they check Facebook and shop online using

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Car-title lenders dodge regulations

Sara Griffith March 10, 2009 1

The General Assembly continued to tighten the reins on payday lenders this session, while car-title lenders eluded all legislative efforts to regulate their industry

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Digital media tax passes General Assembly

Al Harris February 19, 2009 0

Yesterday the General Assembly approved a 10 percent tax on hotel room media purchases to fund the attraction of film production projects to the state. The House of Delegates passed the bill with a

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Eye on the General Assembly: House budget bill tunes out public broadcasting

Tracy C. Kennedy February 17, 2009 1

The House Appropriations Committee has recommended eliminating the state’s contribution to public broadcasting stations, and the PBS organization in Richmond is seeking viewers’ help to save its funding

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Smoking bills advance in Senate

Richmond BizSense February 3, 2009 0

Smoking is a hot topic in this year’s General Assembly. Several bills were introduced in the Senate that either ban or regulate smoking in Virginia. The Senate Education and Health Committee voted last week

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