Virginia state revenue rises 7.4 percent in January

Monday, February 13, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that January General Fund revenues rose 7.4 percent from the previous January. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 4.6 percent through January, ahead of the revised annual forecast of 2.9 percent growth. “Although we are slightly ahead of the forecast in payroll withholding collections, about 43 percent […]

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will vote against Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury.

Monday, February 13, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will vote against Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury.

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will vote against Steven Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury. “I will vote against the nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury. After closely following his confirmation hearings, I am not confident Mr. Mnuchin will be an advocate for working families and their financial security. His complicity in […]

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Sen. Warner will oppose confirmation of Pres. Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Treasury

Monday, January 30, 2017

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today released the below statement in opposition to confirming Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of the Treasury. The Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a markup on the nomination this evening. “As the President’s principal economic adviser, the position of Treasury Secretary […]

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Sen. Warner questions President’s nominee for Office of Management and Budget on Federal employee hiring and wage freeze

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sen. Warner questions President's nominee for Office of Management and Budget on Federal employee hiring and wage freeze

WASHINGTON – At a Senate Budget Committee hearing today for President Trump’s nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) pressed the nominee on the Trump Administration’s federal hiring freeze announced Monday. Sen. Warner pressed Mulvaney on the Administration’s plans to […]

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Virginia Hospitals ask Richmond legislators to “Do No Harm” and stand with hospitals on COPN

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Virginia Hospitals ask Richmond legislators to “Do No Harm” and stand with hospitals on COPN

Virginia hospitals brought a message to policymakers in Richmond Wednesday. “Please be mindful of the impact decisions have on patients access to health care and health care providers – health care is not a free market.” Toni R. Ardabell, Chief Executive Officer at Bon Secours Virginia Health System reiterated the message to policymakers to “do […]

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Check your mailbox to find if your real estate assessment changes for fiscal year 2018

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Check your mailbox to find if your real estate assessment changes for fiscal year 2018

Today or no later than the end of the week, as the USPS mail goes, Roanoke City citizens will receive their new residential real estate assessment. That is if it changed at all. If you don’t receive one your assessment is the same as last year whether you liked it or not. Owners of residential […]

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Virginia November unemployment steady, labor force increases, Roanoke MSA has slight loss

Friday, December 16, 2016

Virginia November unemployment steady, labor force increases, Roanoke MSA has slight loss

RICHMOND—Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was up 0.1 percentage point in November to 4.2 percent from October’s revised rate of 4.1 percent. Compared to a year ago, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged. The labor force expanded for the fourth consecutive month to 4,261,091, a record high. The labor force increased by 13,797 in […]

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Financial challenges for Virginia hospitals – What’s next in federal health care policy?

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Financial challenges for Virginia hospitals - What's next in federal health care policy?

RICHMOND, VA – Newly released figures from Virginia Health Information (VHI), the agency that gathers and reports health care data in the Commonwealth, yet again confirm the fact that many local hospitals across the state continue to struggle financially. The numbers show that 27 percent of Virginia’s acute care, critical access, and children’s hospitals, and […]

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U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s bill allows victims of Wells Fargo’s fraud to seek their day in court

Friday, December 2, 2016

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner's bill allows victims of Wells Fargo’s fraud to seek their day in court

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, introduced legislation to give Wells Fargo customers who were victims of a fraudulent account scheme their day in court. The bank was involved in a scandal this year after it was revealed that Wells Fargo employees secretly opened roughly 1.5 million bank […]

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Gov. McAuliffe requests federal disaster declaration following Hurricane Matthew

Friday, October 21, 2016

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today asked President Barack Obama for a federal disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia to address the damage sustained from Hurricane Matthew. The Governor requested Individual Assistance Programs and Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans for the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach, […]

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Lt. Gov. Northam and Ed Gillespie neck and neck on fundraising for 2017 gubernatorial election

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lt. Gov. Northam and Ed Gillespie neck and neck on fundraising for 2017 gubernatorial election

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, Democratic candidate and nominee for Virginia governor, raised over $1 million in its first financial report in 2016. Northam has over $1.4 million cash on hand as of the June 30th reporting deadline. Northam was barred from all fundraising for 60 days during the legislative session.  The Northam campaign raised an […]

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Lowest Virginia unemployment rate since May 2008 at 3.8 percent

Friday, June 17, 2016

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percent in May and is now at 3.8 percent—the lowest rate since the May 2008 rate of 3.8 percent. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains below the national rate, which fell 0.3 percentage points in May to 4.7 percent. In May, Virginia’s seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment was […]

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