Virginia unemployment lowest since 2008 – Roanoke MSA gains 900 jobs

Friday, April 21, 2017

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in March to 3.8 percent, the third consecutive monthly decline, and was down 0.2 percentage point from last March. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.8 percent is the lowest rate since the May 2008 rate of 3.8 percent. The labor force expanded for the […]

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Virginia Hospitals recognized for progress in enhancing patient safety and quality of health care

Thursday, April 13, 2017

RICHMOND, VA – This month, two nationally renowned health care quality organizations recognized dozens of Virginia hospitals for exceptional patient safety performance. An announcement this week revealed that 35 Virginia hospitals earned “A” grades in the Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grade scores from the Leapfrog Group, a national health care patient safety ranking organization. And […]

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Salem Red Sox and Haley Toyota announce multiyear partnership

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Salem Red Sox and Haley Toyota announce multiyear partnership

SALEM, VA (March 30, 2017) – The Salem Red Sox and Haley Toyota announced a new partnership Thursday to rename the team’s playing field to Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark. The multi-year deal between the team and Haley Toyota reaffirms the strong commitment by Haley to baseball in the market and strengthens the […]

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U.S. Congress accelerates release of $1 billion from Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation Fund

Monday, March 27, 2017

The below press release was forward by Congressman Morgan Griffith’s office and from U.S. Congress titled “RECLAIM Act of 2017 Introduced for 115 th Congress.” WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2017) – Today, Congressional leaders united across the aisle and the Capitol Dome to reintroduce the bipartisan RECLAIM Act. The legislation aims to accelerate $1 billion […]

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Unemployment in Virginia lowest since 2008 – Roanoke MSA loses jobs in February

Friday, March 24, 2017

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in February to 3.9 percent, the second consecutive monthly decline, and was also down 0.1 percentage point from last February. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.9 percent is the lowest rate since the June 2008 rate of 3.9 percent. Virginia has the second-lowest unemployment […]

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Gov. McAuliffe proposes amendments to coal ash bill

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Gov. McAuliffe proposes amendments to coal ash bill

Governor Terry McAuliffe released a statement today regarding his proposed amendments to Senate Bill 1398. Sen. Scott Surovell was chief sponsor of the bill which would place a temporary pause on the state permitting process for coal ash impoundment projects to allow for additional assessment regarding their impact on Virginia’s water quality and environment Gov. McAuliffe […]

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BBB Advisory: F-rated Danville gun dealer Rev-Arms closes – customers lose thousands

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Roanoke, VA (March 14, 2017) – Rev-Arms, a Danville gun dealer also known as Revolution Arms, has closed up shop, allegedly leaving paying customers out thousands of dollars. According to the Danville Police Department and the Danville Chamber of Commerce, the business is no longer operating in the area. The website, www.rev-arms.com is no longer […]

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Gov. McAuliffe announces Virginia revenue collections are up 3.6%

Monday, March 13, 2017

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced today that general fund revenue collections for February increased 3.6 percent. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 4.5 percent, ahead of the annual forecast of 2.9 percent growth. “Even though February is not a significant month for state revenue collections, continued growth is a great sign that […]

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Roanoke MSA increases jobs for January – Virginia unemployment down

Monday, March 13, 2017

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in January to 4.0 percent, after holding steady at 4.1 percent the previous six months, and was the same rate as January 2016. “This report shows that Virginia is overcoming economic headwinds to create jobs and opportunity for people in every corner of the Commonwealth,” […]

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Virginia hospitals fear that states that refused Medicaid expansion may see increase in uninsured

Monday, March 13, 2017

Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association  (VHHA) President and CEO Sean T. Connaughton appeared as a guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show today for a panel discussion on AHCA. You can listen online to the March 13 segment here. Throughout the vigorous debate regarding federal health care policy in recent years, Virginia’s community hospitals and health […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes costly and ineffective coal tax credits

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 2264, which would reinstate the coal employment and production incentive tax credit and extend the allowance of the coalfield employment enhancement tax credit without meaningful reform. “Pursuant to Article V, Section 6, of the Constitution of Virginia, I veto House Bill 2198, which would reinstate the coal employment […]

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Data shows economic impact and critical need for immigration reform

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Data shows economic impact and critical need for immigration reform

RICHMOND, VA – New research has been released on the contributions of immigrants in Virginia’s 6th Congressional district and highlight the critical need for immigration reform. Spearheaded by New American Economy (NAE), the event marks the launch of Map the Impact-a campaign to highlight the power of immigrants in communities across the country. This effort […]

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