News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. ESTPosted: Updated:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia. The natural gas pipeline's parent company said in recent corporate filings with the SEC that it has been informed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia of a criminal investigation. EQM Midstream Partners says in filings that the pipeline joint venture had received a grand jury subpoena for documents on Monday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia lawmakers have approved legislation to require the state's largest electric utility to excavate and clean up unlined coal ash pits. The General Assembly approved legislation Friday to require Dominion Energy to recycle or store in lined landfills millions of cubic yards of coal ash currently located at sites around the state. Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to sign the legislation.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation that will lower and simplify state tax bills. Northam signed tax-overhaul legislation into law Friday. The legislation will give taxpayers refunds this year to compensate for higher state taxes on 2018 income. The rebate will be up to $110 for individual filers and $220 for joint filers. In future years, the law raises the amount taxpayers can take on their standard deductions.
(AP) - Amazon's breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentines to the online giant. Officials in Newark, New Jersey, sent a giant heart that read, "NJ & Newark Still Love U, Amazon!" Chicago and suburban Maryland are also still interested in a relationship with Amazon. The love notes have come even though Amazon says it's not looking for another site now that it has canceled its project to build a big new headquarters in New York City.
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