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.
Airbnb bill passes in Virginia, but won’t take effect until 2017
Airbnb bill passes in Virginia, but won’t take effect until 2017
Eric Boehm | March 11, 2016|   3
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.
Virginia Senate OKs a little school choice
John Bicknell | March 07, 2016|   3
The Virginia Senate approved a bill Monday that would allow parents of students with disabilities to use a portion of their share of school funding to pay for educational expenses at private schools, the Associated Press reported. The Senate passed the limited school choice bill 20-19 after amending it in committee. It now goes back to the House, […]
Virginia nonprofit hospitals doing well without Medicaid expansion
Virginia nonprofit hospitals doing well without Medicaid expansion
Jason Hart | March 03, 2016|   15
Uncompensated care costs haven't prevented Virginia's nonprofit hospitals from taking in revenue far in excess of their expenses.
Virtual school plan advances in Virginia
Amelia Hamilton | February 24, 2016|   4
A proposal by Del. Dickie Bell that would establish Virginia’s first statewide virtual school has passed the first hurdle, the House of Delegates. “While virtual education may not be the answer for every student, we need to provide this as an option,” the Staunton Republican said. “We have a responsibility to our children to provide […]
Rural Virginia suffers from medical facility licensing scheme
Rural Virginia suffers from medical facility licensing scheme
Eric Boehm | February 19, 2016|   27
Certificate of Need licensing restricts competition in healthcare markets by requiring providers obtain government permission slips before adding services.
Virginia House OKs school choice program for kids with disabilities
Amelia Hamilton | February 16, 2016|   3
In a 53-46 vote, Virginia’s Republican-led House of Delegates has approved education savings accounts for students with disabilities. This bill would allow parents to use some of the state funding allotted to their child for other educational expenses, including tuition at private schools. WCYB has the full story.      
Virginia hospitals cry poor in effort to keep anti-competitive regs
Virginia hospitals cry poor in effort to keep anti-competitive regs
Eric Boehm | February 14, 2016|   12
Some major Virginia hospital chains are campaigning hard to keep anti-competitive licensing laws on the books.