Corinthian Colleges’ students can now apply for debt forgiveness

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that more than 5,000 Virginia students formerly enrolled in schools operated by Corinthian Colleges, Inc.-including Everest Institute, Everest College, Everest University, Heald College, and Wyotech-may be eligible for loan forgiveness following a finding by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) that Corinthian College and its subsidiaries published misleading […]

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Del. Sam Rasoul seeks third term in the General Assembly

Monday, December 5, 2016

Del. Sam Rasoul seeks third term in the General Assembly

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) announced today that he will run for reelection in Virginia’s Eleventh District in the House of Delegates. Rasoul will seek the Democratic party’s nomination early next year. Rasoul recently made headlines in Virginia for leaving his House Democratic Caucus post as Secretary following the Presidential election loss. Rasoul was frustrated […]

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New CEO takes the reigns of troubled Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Monday, November 28, 2016

New CEO takes the reigns of troubled Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the selection of Stephen Moret as President and CEO of Virginia Economic Development Partnership selected by the VEDP Board of Directors. “I congratulate and welcome Stephen Moret as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. I commend the VEDP Board of Directors for selecting […]

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Del. Sam Rasoul resigns as Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus

Friday, November 18, 2016

Del. Sam Rasoul resigns as Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus

In a press release Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) said that he has resigned from his leadership post as Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus in Virginia’s House of Delegates.  Rasoul said he notified House Democratic Leader David Toscano and House Democratic Caucus Chair Charniele Herring this morning.  He had been elected to the position by […]

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JLARC gives scathing review of Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority

Monday, November 14, 2016

In 2016 the General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 7, which directed JLARC staff to review various aspects of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority (VEDP). The Roanoke Times reported that Gov. Terry McAuliffe awarded a state grant of $1.4 million to Chinese nationals on the basis of contents on a website. The JLARC produced […]

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Gov. McAuliffe statement on President-Elect Donald Trump

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Gov. McAuliffe statement on President-Elect Donald Trump

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today following the conclusion of the 2016 elections: “I congratulate President-Elect Donald Trump on his victory and I look forward to working with him, both as the Governor of Virginia and the Chairman of the National Governors Association, to create jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure and […]

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RPV chair John Whitbeck disputes FBI in letter to Director James Comey

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Late yesterday Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck wrote to FBI Director James Comey, asking that the agency review Deputy Director McCabe’s involvement in the campaign, if for no other reason than to maintain the public’s trust in the agency. In a statement to give to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI said that […]

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Virginia Board of Health rolls back regulations on healthcare facilites providing abortions

Monday, October 24, 2016

On an 11-4 vote the Virginia Board of Health voted to repealed regulations requiring facilities that provide five or more abortions a month to meet hospital standards. The premise for the regulations passed by the General Assembly in 2011 was it keep women safe. The United States Supreme Court had already struck down similar restrictions […]

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Virginia GOP adds another level of embarrassment to WSJ debunked conspiracy report

Monday, October 24, 2016

Virginia GOP adds another level of embarrassment to WSJ debunked conspiracy report

In another grasp at straws to gin up a depressed GOP base, the Virginia GOP is filing a Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) for all email communications between Governor Terry McAuliffe and Dr. Gill McCabe’s 2015 campaign for state senate. Democrat Dr. McCabe ran unsuccessfully against incumbent Republican Sen. Dick Black in 2015 and is […]

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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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House Democratic Leaders propose new law extending voter registration in emergencies

Thursday, October 20, 2016

House Democratic Leaders propose new law extending voter registration in emergencies

With Monday, October 17th. tje last day to register to vote in the November 8th presidential elections the on voter registration systems collapsed under the load of last-minute attempts to register. It took a federal judge to validate and force a 5-day extension to midnight Friday. State law closes registration 21 days in advance of election […]

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OneVirginia2021 hopes National Democratic Redistricting Committee fixes gerrymandering

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

OneVirginia2021 hopes National Democratic Redistricting Committee fixes gerrymandering

RICHMOND – Yesterday morning Politico reported that former US Attorney General Eric Holder, with the support of President Barack Obama, is building the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.  One of the states they propose to operate in is Virginia in the 2017 election. Speaking about the Politico report, Brian Cannon, executive director of OneVirginia2021, said: “We […]

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