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Northern Virginia Technology Council selected to fix V-A scheduling system

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) announced that the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) has been selected to examine and propose improvements to the scheduling processes and systems at Department of Veteran’s Affairs (V-A) medical facilities, at no cost to taxpayers. Recent legislation to reform the V-A included Sen. Warner’s initiative directing the V-A to […]

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Attorney General Mark Herring sues banks for $1.15 billion

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Attorney General Mark Herring sues banks for $1.15 billion

RICHMOND (September 16, 2014)–Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced a historic lawsuit against some of the largest commercial banks in the world for fraud committed against Virginia taxpayers during the height of the real estate bubble. A lawsuit unsealed today in Richmond Circuit Court seeks $1.15 billion in damages against thirteen banks that are […]

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Virginia revenue shortfall hits higher education, state agencies, and localities

Monday, September 15, 2014

Higher Education takes a hit in offsetting the Commonwealth’s budget shortfall. In addition localities across the state will have to pitch in – by helping balance the state budgets by sending $30 million a year for the next two-year budget cycle back to the state. This “donation” back to the state is oddly called Aid […]

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Virginia revenue improves for August as Roanoke waits

Friday, September 12, 2014

Virginia revenue improves for August as Roanoke waits

State revenue numbers are out as Roanoke City still waits for FY2014 budget results that ended June 30, 2014. Accordng to an inquiry of the city’s new director of finance, Barbara Dameron: “The first presentation is scheduled for the October 6, 2014 Council meeting and will report the financial results for fiscal year ended June 30, 2014. […]

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McAuliffe takes action to expand healthcare services

Monday, September 8, 2014

McAuliffe takes action to expand healthcare services

Lt. Governor Ralph Northam said, ” it is clear that these new initiatives are no substitute for a full expansion of Medicaid in the Commonwealth.” Today though Governor McAuliffe launched A Healthy Virginia, a 10-step plan to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians. The plan was the result of a directive to Secretary of […]

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In Roanoke AG Herring lays out plans to combat overdoses

Monday, September 8, 2014

In Roanoke AG Herring lays out plans to combat overdoses

Today at the conference of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police in Roanoke Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a series of initiatives to combat a recent rise in fatal overdoses of heroin and prescription opiates. Legislative, prosecutorial, and educational efforts will complement and build on the efforts of other state, local, and federal agencies […]

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Senator Warner at VWCC highlights student debt

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Today at 11:15 a.m., U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner will join Virginia Western Community College students to discuss his efforts to work across the aisle to make a college degree more affordable by finding bipartisan solutions to tackle the student debt crisis. Student borrowing is steadily on the rise, with student debt surpassing credit card […]

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The Roanoke City Clerk’s ethics breach

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Roanoke City Clerk's ethics breach

The cat is out of the bag about the breach of ethics on the part of Roanoke City Clerk, Stephanie Moon-Reynolds. See The Roanoke Times reporter Matt Chittum’s article on the city clerk. Let me say that my documents sent to The Roanoke Time’s reporter, Jordan Fifer, have been relayed without my consent to Matt Chittum. Fifer […]

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Libertarian Robert Sarvis says Obama’s “come to Congress” not good enough

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Obama needs to do more than “come to Congress” with ISIS plan September 3, 2014 – Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis critical of Warner’s vague statement on ISIL threat and the proposed American responses in regard to the Islamic State militant terrorists in Iraq and Syria. “The United States has a responsibility to defend the […]

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Senator Warner calls on President Obama for ISIL strategy

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) called on the Obama Administration to articulate a political and military strategy to eliminate the threats posed by ISIL terrorists operating in Iraq and Syria. Sen. Warner stated: “We are repulsed yet again by the barbaric tactics of the terrorist group ISIL, and our thoughts today are with the […]

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Shell game at city hall obscures source of magic petition

Friday, August 29, 2014

Shell game at city hall obscures source of magic petition

NEEDED $5000 to get an answer from city hall. Read on about this continuing saga … Alcohol had city council members a bit wobbly as they hashed out the pros and cons of adding Preston Park to the list of parks where beer and wine could to be consumed. The parks where alcohol permits can […]

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Virginia U.S. Senate candidates should stop playing debate games and include Sarvis

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Virginia U.S. Senate candidates should stop playing debate games and include Sarvis

Candidates should stop playing games and include Libertarian Robert Sarvis in at least a few debates. August 26, 2014 – Today, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Robert Sarvis announced he has accepted an invitation to a Senate candidate debate at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. The proposed debate is co-sponsored by the UMW Student […]

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