Governor proposes elimination of two agencies combining others

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Governor McDonnell Announces Government Reform Initiatives for 2012 Legislative Session Will Eliminate 2 State Agencies and 19 Boards and Commissions; Merge 7 Agencies and 23 Boards and Commissions Into Others Initial estimates will save at least $2 million a year   RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell announced today his government reform initiatives that are contained […]

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Republican presidential primary candidates to face cross-examination by Cuccinelli on Fox News

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Republican presidential primary candidates to face cross-examination by Cuccinelli on Fox News

Virginia’s attorney general Ken Cuccinelli along with two other attorneys general will cross-examine five of eight Republican presidential primary candidates Saturday, December 3. On Fox News Governor Mike Huckabee will have a 90-minute question and answer forum with the candidates beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST. Governor Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Texas […]

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It’s not a roundabout but the traffic flows smoothly at new intersection

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It’s not a roundabout but the traffic flows smoothly at new intersection

It took seven years of negotiations with city councils, administrators, the airport commission, VDOT, city engineers, and local merchants. Finally there is relief for motorists navigating oddly constructed access roads out of Town Square Shopping Center and into Roanoke Regional Airport. It took less then a year for Roanoke’s Branch and Associates to complete the […]

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City properties have firm renovation commitments

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

City properties have firm renovation commitments

The 56-year-old YMCA located at Church and 5th Street came back on the Market after Anthony Smith failed to close the deal on renovations by the January 31, 2011 deadline. According to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) B-MAT Homes, Inc. operates as 425 Church Avenue LLC and Church and Campbell LLC. Ricky Scott is […]

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State Senator John Edwards on Senate reorganization and congressional redistricting

Monday, November 21, 2011

State Senator John Edwards on Senate reorganization and congressional redistricting

Submitted by Sen. John Edwards (D-21) Roanoke: Given the recent elections resulting in a 20-20 split between the parties in the Senate of Virginia, some Republicans have suggested that they have the upper hand in drawing the rules, assigning chairmanships and controlling committees because the Lieutenant Governor, who presides over the Senate and breaks tie […]

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Rep. Griffith disappointed in results of balanced budget vote

Friday, November 18, 2011

Congressman Morgan Griffith WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement regarding the disappointing outcome of today’s vote on the Balanced Budget Amendment (H.J. Res 2) in the House. The Amendment failed to garner the 290 votes needed for passage. “I came to Washington to change the way our government works. A Balanced […]

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Goodlatte’s Balanced Budget Amendment fails in the House – VA Rep. Bobby Scott video

Friday, November 18, 2011

Goodlatte's Balanced Budget Amendment fails in the House - VA Rep. Bobby Scott video

In Roanoke September 30 Roanoke Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte held a press conference on his Balanced Budget Amendment. A vote on a balanced budget amendment was guaranteed this past summer as part of the debt ceiling negotiations. Goodlatte introduced House Joint Resolution No. 1 that requires a super majority (2/3 of House and Senate) to […]

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Richmond homebuilder to buy city-owned YMCA

Friday, November 18, 2011

The 56 year old YMCA located at Church and 5th Street came back on the Market after Anthony Smith failed to close the deal on renovations by the January 31, 2011 deadline. Ricky Scott of B-MAT Homes, Inc. a Richmond Va. based builder will pay the city $225,000 after doing 160 days of due diligence […]

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Technology program for inmates at regional jail

Friday, November 18, 2011

U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy Timothy J. Heaphy, United States Attorney, Western District of Virginia, representing the United States Department of Justice will be at the Western Virginia Regional Jail Friday. Second Chance Act funding of a project with WVRJ in partnership with Virginia Western Community College and Virginia CARES, will begin offering an innovative inmate training […]

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Delegate Habeeb speculates on 2012 session with divided senate

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Delegate Habeeb speculates on 2012 session with divided senate

Lt. Governor Bill Bolling was quick to issue a statement as soon as the mid-term elections confirmed the senate would divide evenly between Republicans and Democrats. “With the chamber equally divided at 20-20, it will fall on me to cast the deciding vote on many important issues in the months to come. I assure you […]

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Goodlatte’s balanced budget amendment vote this week – video

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Goodlatte's balanced budget amendment vote this week - video

House Republicans held a press conference today highlighting their 20 bipartisan jobs bills that Speaker Boehner says are being held up in the U.S. Senate. “This week the House will take up the three percent withholding penalty for those who do business with the government … and the veterans hiring bill.” These explained Speaker Boehner […]

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Gov. McDonnell on Supreme Court’s decision to hear healthcare arguments

Monday, November 14, 2011

Governor Bob McDonnell TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court of the United States decision to hear arguments on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “Across the country, courts continue to rule on cases challenging the constitutionality of the federal […]

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