Funding the Virginia Cooperative Extension Agency tops public hearing as does deer culling

Friday, April 29, 2011

Funding the Virginia Cooperative Extension Agency tops public hearing as does deer culling

Twenty-three speakers took to the podium at Roanoke City’s public hearing on the 2012 budget Thursday night. Eleven of the speakers praised the Virginia Cooperative Extension for its work in the valley and pressed for its continued funding. Council had asked for justification of the $32,000 earmarked for the VCE. There was some discrepancy as […]

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Roanoke Valley Democratic Women make fundraising an art

Friday, April 29, 2011

Roanoke Valley Democratic Women make fundraising an art

While the officials were hashing out redistricting in Richmond the Roanoke Valley Democratic Women were putting on a feast. It was the 13th year for their annual Wine and Cheese Democratic fundraising event at the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road. The event almost didn’t happen. In January the RVDW were fined $1500 for not registering […]

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Will Sentors Smith and Stanley duke it out in a primary?

Friday, April 29, 2011

Will Sentors Smith and Stanley duke it out in a primary?

With the Senate redistricting plan finalized Thursday night and the governor prepared to sign it Republican Senator Ralph Smith looks to be the odd man out. Not so fast says a source who adamantly declared that “it is primary time for Smith.” Speculation was that Smith would not go down without a fight. Some thought […]

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Keep it in the strike zone Delegate Habeeb!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Keep it in the strike zone Delegate Habeeb!

Habeeb is taking precautions this time. Ben Tribbett isn’t here to drive him around. Tribbett of NotLarrySabatoblog fame and expected candidate for Virginia’s 31st District Senate seat was one of Habeeb’s chauffeurs during this years General Assembly session. Habeeb broke his foot shortly after the 2011 session started in pick-up basketball. Lets just hope he […]

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Cuccinelli finds the actions of the Department of Education appalling

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cuccinelli finds the actions of the Department of Education appalling

RICHMOND (April 27, 2011) – Statement from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli: The tragic images of the mass shootings on the Virginia Tech campus on April 16th, 2007, are still vivid four years later. We continue to mourn, and we continue to learn from this unprecedented crime as we take new steps to make campuses across […]

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Governor disappointed in U.S. Supreme Court decision not to expedite health care lawsuit

Monday, April 25, 2011

Governor disappointed in U.S. Supreme Court decision not to expedite health care lawsuit

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement this morning following news that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to grant Virginia’s request for an expedited review of its constitutional challenge of the federal health care law. “I am disappointed by the Supreme Court’s refusal to expedite the appeals of the federal health care law. […]

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U.S. Supreme Court decides not to expedite health care lawsuit

Monday, April 25, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court decides not to expedite health care lawsuit

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in a press release statement: RICHMOND, VA (April 25, 2011) – Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli reacted today to the United States Supreme Court’s decision not to expedite Virginia’s lawsuit against the federal health care law and its mandate to force individuals to buy health insurance: “We asked the United States […]

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Kissito Healthcare can’t wait for city’s process

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Kissito Healthcare can't wait for city's process

Not that there is any surprise in this. The $400,000 plus annual payment on the loan continues as other city services suffer. The loan payment was the determining factor in closing the Countryside golf course along with the $1.2 million in repairs it needed.  Now the city will invest $1.5 million to spruce up part of what […]

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McDonnell announces more transportation projects – Valley View

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

McDonnell announces more transportation projects - Valley View

The I-581 Valley View Interchange completion is one of the 900 transportation projects in the draft six-year improvement program. A public hearing in Salem will be held on May 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Salem District Auditorium, 731 Harrison Avenue.   RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell announced today the completion of the Draft Fiscal Years […]

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Roanoke City budget priority allocations for fiscal year 2012

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Roanoke City budget priority allocations for fiscal year 2012

UPDATED: Fiscal year 2012 projected revenue will be two percent above that of fiscal year 2011 totaling $258.6 million – a $6 million increase. Revenue stability will alleviate some past painful budget decisions of the past. The slight uptick in revenue will not get your leaves picked up this fall or bulk and brush collection […]

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Cuccinelli defends his opinion on the state funding of charities

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cuccinelli defends his opinion on the state funding of charities

I have been asked by several media outlets about the recent articles regarding state agency funding to certain charities being suspended because of the attorney general’s January legal opinion that charities cannot be funded by direct appropriations from the state budget. This email is to clarify this issue. First, this office was asked for its […]

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Health Care lawsuit fast track hearing delayed

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

From Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s facebook page: The United States Supreme Court Justices met last Friday to discuss whether or not to grant Virginia’s request to expedite our healthcare case directly to the Supreme Court – thereby bypassing the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Virginia, along with many other states and companies, has been left […]

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