Farming freely: An RNC interview with Liberty Farms’ Martha Boneta
Farming freely: An RNC interview with Liberty Farms’ Martha Boneta
Heather Kays | July 18, 2016|   34
The Republican National Convention in Cleveland is not Martha Boneta’s first time in the spotlight, but she still marvels that she can’t just spend her days quietly on the family farm. “I just wanted a farm and to be left alone,” she said in an interview with Watchdog.org. “The American dream.” Things didn’t quite work […]
Assistant AG says Virginia broadband sale OK, but issues still lurk
Assistant AG says Virginia broadband sale OK, but issues still lurk
Johnny Kampis | July 11, 2016|   2
The deadline for the BYU-Sunset Digital deal has been pushed back to Aug. 5. The tobacco commission now wants about $28 million of its grant funding to OptiNet returned if the deal is completed.
Virginia survey determining statewide broadband access
Virginia survey determining statewide broadband access
Johnny Kampis | July 05, 2016|   5
“Some of our cable providers have expressed a strong desire to see the results and see how they can help meet that demand,” she said.
Regulations create wide-ranging costs for coal-ash cleanups
Regulations create wide-ranging costs for coal-ash cleanups
Bruce Parker | June 29, 2016|   18
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.
Municipal broadband network sale to private provider will aid rural expansion
Municipal broadband network sale to private provider will aid rural expansion
Johnny Kampis | June 13, 2016|   7
“People are basically raising their hands and saying, ‘Here I am,’’ he said. “They’re pretty ecstatic.”
Country roads and red tape: Lawsuit challenges West Virginia’s anti-competitive regulations for movers
Country roads and red tape: Lawsuit challenges West Virginia’s anti-competitive regulations for movers
Eric Boehm | May 19, 2016|   81
A lawsuit filed filed Thursday in federal court challenges the constitutionality of West Virginia’s anti-competitive licensing laws for moving companies.
McAuliffe moves to make high school more relevant to the working world
Amelia Hamilton | May 13, 2016|   6
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 […]
Virginia Beach plans municipal broadband network expansion
Virginia Beach plans municipal broadband network expansion
Johnny Kampis | April 29, 2016|   1
“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
New fantasy sports regulations offer protection for FanDuel, Draft Kings
New fantasy sports regulations offer protection for FanDuel, Draft Kings
Eric Boehm | April 01, 2016|   13
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.
No medical licensing reform in Virginia this year
No medical licensing reform in Virginia this year
Eric Boehm | March 25, 2016|   8
Despite mounting evidence that Virginia’s COPN licensing system increases costs, lawmakers decided to shelve reforms to state’s health care economy.