Tim Kaine votes for balanced package of cuts and revenue

Thursday, February 28, 2013

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the sequester votes in the Senate today: “Today, the Senate acted on two bills related to the harmful sequestration cuts scheduled to take effect tomorrow. I voted to support consideration of a bill that offered a balanced, specific and accountable approach to replace these cuts entirely. […]

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Lt. Governor Bill Bolling comes closer to an independent run for governor

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lt. Governor Bill Bolling comes closer to an independent run for governor

It is looking more and more likely that Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling will run as an independent Republican. He has previously stated he would announce his decision March 14. With this query to Virginians asking for advice and an immediate response he could be making his decision much sooner. (See Bolling’s entire communication below.) A […]

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Where to park as Bullitt Avenue closes

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Where to park as Bullitt Avenue closes

New On-Street Parking Added in Anticipation of Bullitt Avenue Closure  As the Elmwood Park Renovation Project moves forward, the City of Roanoke is keeping downtown businesses apprised of changes due to park construction. Melinda Mayo the city’s Public Information Officer informed Downtown Roanoke Inc. that construction will close Bullitt Avenue on the morning of March […]

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Cuccinelli Won’t Oppose Sequestration

Monday, February 25, 2013

Cuccinelli Won't Oppose Sequestration

Richmond, VA – As the nation hurdles toward devastating sequester cuts that could result in as many as 200,000 Virginia job losses, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli isn’t just refusing to actively campaign against the cuts, he’s actually indifferent as to whether or not they should be averted.  In an interview with The Hill newspaper Cuccinelli was happy to […]

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City Council give Huff Lane neighbors a park now

Monday, February 25, 2013

City Council give Huff Lane neighbors a park now

The vote is in and there goes the neighborhood said Amy Cosner resident and secretary of the Dorchester Court Neighborhood Watch Association in her op-ed. The Dorchester and Grandview Court neighbors feel betrayed and deceived. They were sold a bill of goods in March of 2011 when three council members visited the Dorchester Court neighborhood […]

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Op-ed: The Emperor Has No Clothes

Monday, February 25, 2013

Op-ed: The Emperor Has No Clothes

… and “There Goes the Neighborhood” From my observations on February 19th seven Council Members listened and three people actually heard and understood what the people asked. A few of the Council Members were under the impression that this was a tough decision. So obeying what the people want is a “tough decision?” How is it […]

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Roanoke Regional Airport on list to take sequestration hit

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Roanoke Regional Airport is on the list for possible overnight closure of part of its air traffic control operations said spokesperson Sherry Wallace. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released a list of air traffic control towers across the state that may close or may have reduced hours. Although sequestration is expected to go into effect on March […]

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Norfolk & Western Class J 611 restoration and excursion

Friday, February 22, 2013

Norfolk & Western Class J 611 restoration and excursion

February 22, 2013 – ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – The Virginia Museum of Transportation announced today that it is studying the feasibility of returning the iconic Norfolk & Western Class J 611 Steam locomotive to operating condition.  “The Class J 611 locomotive embodies both beauty and power,” says Beverly T. Fitzpatrick, Jr., executive director of the Virginia […]

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Democratic support pushes transportation bill passage

Friday, February 22, 2013

Without House Democrats supporting the compromise transportation bill it would have failed. Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe praised the House of Delegates passage of the bipartisan transportation compromise while Senator Mark Obenshain Republican candidate for attorney general says he’ll vote against it because it raises taxes. See their statements below. TODAY: The House of Delegates […]

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Magistrate Assault Bill passes in Virginia General Assembly

Friday, February 22, 2013

RICHMOND (February 22, 2013) – Virginia Magistrates Association (VMA) is praising the Virginia General Assembly for its passage of the Magistrate Assault Bill, SB-853, which amends Virginia Code §18.2-57(C) by adding magistrates to the list of public servants an assault upon whom would constitute a felony. The bill, sponsored by Senator Chap Petersen (D-VA) of Fairfax, and Senator […]

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OP-ED: Shame if GOP caves on Democrats’ transportation

Friday, February 22, 2013

FREDERICKSBURG — Democrats want Gov. Bob McDonnell to expand Medicaid and veto photo-ID at the polls. In exchange, they might vote for a transportation bill before the General Assembly concludes its business Saturday. While the governor  desperately wants his roads package to pass – even in its heavily amended form – taxpayers should be wary of Democrats bearing legislative gifts behind closed […]

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Cuccinelli does not support compromise transportation plan

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cuccinelli does not support compromise transportation plan

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been making the rounds promoting his book and appearing on radio and TV. He was on Fox News with Greta Van Susteren Wednesday predicting a train wreck as 2014 Affordable Care Act approaches implementation. For this reason he hasn’t had time to completely read the transportation plan. BOLD emphasis added. […]

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