Cuccinelli congratulates Florida AG on health care ruling

Monday, January 31, 2011

RICHMOND (January 31, 2011) – Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli made the following statement today regarding the victory in Florida in the multi-state lawsuit against the federal health care law: “I am heartened by the fact that another federal judge has found that the individual mandate forcing citizens to buy private health insurance is unconstitutional. The […]

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VA State Board of Elections “toothless tiger” issues recommendations

Monday, January 31, 2011

VA State Board of Elections

The recommendations are telling in a first ever final report from an outgoing Virginia State Board of Elections.  Governor McDonnell appointed Donald Palmer as the new Secretary replacing James Alcorn. Charles E. Judd of Chesterfield, Marketing and Communications Consultant and Kimberly T. Bowers of Richmond, Major Gift Officer-Law for the University of Richmond will replace two members […]

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VA State Board of Elections calls for AG investigation in Montgomery County

Monday, January 31, 2011

VA State Board of Elections calls for AG investigation in Montgomery County

From the twitter account @VirginiaSBE from bottom to top (first being the most recent in the timeline of tweets – the board adjourned at 3:24 p.m.) Sec. Rodrigues moves under 24.2-104 to have AG’s office conduct full investigation. This was a unanimous vote. #vaelections  Sec. Rodrigues “this is an action we don’t take lightly” “or […]

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A peak at Countryside property master plan

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A peak at Countryside property master plan

On September 20, 2010 the Planning Commission was tasked by Roanoke City Council to complete a master plan for the now defunct Countryside Golf Course. It hasn’t been easy. The Planning Commission first walked the property in October after initially seeing it on paper. Some had never seen the property before. Roanoke City Planning Administrator Chris […]

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Cuccinelli undecided on going directly to U.S. Supreme Court

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cuccinelli undecided on going directly to U.S. Supreme Court

RICHMOND (January 26, 2011) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today granted a joint motion from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the federal government to expedite the hearing of Virginia’s suit against the federal health care law. The case is tentatively scheduled for hearing sometime between May 10 and 13. This […]

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Late Chief Judge Roll’s death causes judicial emergency in Arizona

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Late Chief Judge Roll’s death causes judicial emergency in Arizona

The chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona has declared a judicial emergency that temporarily suspends a time limit set by federal law for bringing criminal defendants to trial. “The need to suspend the time limit is of great urgency due to a heavy caseload, a lack of adequate resources, […]

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Griffith on State of the Union – Houdini accounting

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Griffith on State of the Union - Houdini accounting

WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address this evening: “Americans want results, not just empty rhetoric. I hope that the President is serious about streamlining government and eliminating job-crushing regulations, but the proof is in the pudding. By cutting the number of […]

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Congressman Griffith’s statement on State of the Union address

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Congressman Griffith’s statement on State of the Union address

WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement prior to President Obama’s State of the Union address this evening: “Americans want results. Tonight’s speech will prove whether or not President Obama is listening to the American people. Unkept promises and excessive government spending is not what they want. “Jobs continue to be the […]

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Allen asks to be hired to the U.S.Senate (video)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Allen asks to be hired to the U.S.Senate (video)

Statement: “As Susan and I have traveled throughout Virginia during the last several years, we’ve talked to people anxious about losing their jobs and their homes. Many parents worry that the rising national debt will rob our children of future opportunities. And people are frustrated that Washington continues to ignore their views and values. The […]

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Congressman Morgan Griffith on repeal and replace of health care

Friday, January 21, 2011

Virginia Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-9) sent the following letter outlining his plans for an alternative to the Affordable Healthcare Act: Health care took center stage in Washington this past week. There was a great deal of debate on the House floor. While our health care system needs reform, ObamaCare is not the answer. According to […]

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Bill requires 65 percent spending on classroom instruction

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bill requires 65 percent spending on classroom instruction

UPDATE 11:30: The bill passed the House 48-46. It is in the hands of the Senate to amend it or dump it. Speculation is the Senate will do just that. UPDATED: Delegate Mark Keam (D-Fairfax) would vote for HB1416 with only Part A and no 65% floor (actually what would the point be of 65% […]

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Reining in payday and car title loans go down in flames

Friday, January 21, 2011

Reining in payday and car title loans go down in flames

Who let these leaches in the door anyway? The bloodsuckers preying off of society’s desperate. It was Governor Mark Warner who signed into law the Payday Loan Act in 2002. According to a 2008 Washington Post article Kevin Hall, a Warner spokesman, said. “Governor Warner is pleased to see the legislature moving forward on additional […]

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