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Senators Warner and Paul team up to curtail wasteful spending

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Senators Warner and Paul team up to curtail wasteful spending

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have teamed up on a bipartisan proposal to empower federal workers to identify and cut down on unnecessary federal spending. The Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2015, introduced today, would build on existing law by expanding a program that allows U.S. government inspectors […]

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Crystal Spring Elementary earns Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Governor Terry McAuliffe and the state Board of Education announced today that 252 schools and four school divisions earned 2015 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement. The VIP incentive program recognizes schools and divisions that exceed state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and […]

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BBB Alert: Comfort Bulldogs puppy website a scam

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Better Business Bureau of Western VA press alert today is warning consumers about a scam website named Comfort Bulldogs, which claims to sell bulldog puppies. “After being alerted by a consumer about a suspicious website, BBB investigated www.comfortbulldogs.com. BBB found multiple red flags including: Suspiciously low prices. The website advertises bulldog puppies for just $499. Bulldogs can […]

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@POTUS on Twitter @BillClinton has a question for him

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

@POTUS on Twitter @BillClinton has a question for him

President Obama finally gets permission for a Twitter account and former President Bill Clinton has something to say about that. @POTUS has 1.63 million followers already. He follows 65 including sports teams @FLOTUS and @VP and @GeorgeHWBush.   Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account. — President […]

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Governor McAuliffe ceremonially signs crowdfunding legislation at Grandin CoLab

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Governor McAuliffe ceremonially signs crowdfunding legislation at Grandin CoLab

Thursday afternoon Governor Terry McAuliffe stopped by Grandin CoLab to ceremonially sign Senator John Edwards crowdfunding bill. Scott Parsons. executive director at the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority said, “today is an amazing day … it is going to help entrepreneurs and people who want to invest in small businesses.” Parsons praised the governor’s commitment […]

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Virginia Supreme Court Judge wanted – apply here

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced the Commonwealth is now taking applications for candidates interested in seeking the seat being vacated by Virginia Supreme Court Justice  LeRoy F. Millette, Jr. As part of his process for the review of candidates for this position, the Governor is accepting expressions of interests from persons who are qualified […]

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Governor McAuliffe issues absolute pardon for Michael Kenneth McAlister

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today issued the following statement after granting an absolute pardon to Michael Kenneth McAlister. “Today I am issuing an absolute pardon for Michael Kenneth McAlister. My staff and I have carefully and thoroughly reviewed the documentation in this case and concluded that a pardon is appropriate in light of the […]

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Settlement reached with Sprint and Verizon over “cramming”

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Settlement reached with Sprint and Verizon over

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today in a press release announced that he-along with the attorneys general of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Communications Commission-reached settlements with Sprint and Verizon Wireless that include $158 million in payments to resolve allegations that Sprint and […]

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Virginia revenue up 10.2% for April

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Virginia revenue up 10.2% for April

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced today that April revenue collections increased 10.2 percent.  On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 7.5 percent, ahead of the revised annual forecast of 4.7 percent growth contained in the budget bill recently enacted in the 2015 Session of the General Assembly. Noting the growth in revenue, Governor […]

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Roanoke councilman rolls over to go along with tax increases

Monday, May 11, 2015

Roanoke councilman rolls over to go along with tax increases

In a 6-1 vote today Roanoke City Council increased the city’s real estate tax from $1.19 per $100 of assessed value to $1.22. Only Mayor David Bowers voted against it. The vehicle license tax increases from $20 annually to $28 annually. City Council voted to increase their pay by 10%. That decision was made in […]

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Roanoke City Downtown Parking fees and Library fees increase

Friday, May 8, 2015

Roanoke City Downtown Parking fees and Library fees increase

Monday, May 11, Roanoke City Council will adopt a budget that includes the below fee increases for downtown parking and library usage, late fees and/or damages. If you find the below charts of parking fees and library fees confusing you are not alone. It is no worse than the downtown sign parking restrictions that you […]

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U.S. Senators ask Pres. Obama to “Ban the Box” on federal job applications

Friday, May 8, 2015

Sixteen states including Virginia have already begun to implement “ban the Box” hiring practices to expand job opportunities and reduce recidivism WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined 24 of their Senate colleagues today in urging President Obama to expand job opportunities and reduce recidivism by taking executive action and requiring federal […]

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