Thursday, March 23, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed six pieces of legislation that would undermine support for Virginia’s public education system.
House Bill 1400
Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 1400, which would create a new executive branch agency known as the Virginia Virtual School. This entity, governed by an independent policy board, would facilitate the provision of full-time, online education programs for students throughout Virginia.
This bill is virtually identical to HB 8 (2016). The Office of the Attorney General advised that HB 8 was unconstitutional; consequently, I vetoed it.
In establishing the Virginia Virtual School outside of the jurisdiction of the Board of Education, and
Creigh Deeds Democratic candidate for governor finishes up his “Deeds Country” tour. The tour took him to all the small rural towns similar in size to his rural roots in Bath County. Ben Tribbet of Not Larry Sabato does protest too much at times and even he admitted that his insult of the people of rural western Virginia and/or Creigh Deeds went too far when he tweeted:
“Is the Deliverance Tour over yet? (I’m talking about the candidate, not the people of SW Virginia).”
Tribbet though did apologize for his tweet in response to Deeds tweet complaining about judging his campaigns political strategy with the “Deeds Country” tour.
Deeds will not loose much sleep over Tribbet’s tweet I wager as he moves on to the “Ladies of Annandale” on Monday.
PRESS RELEASE: DEEDS TO ANNOUNCE “WOMEN FOR DEEDS” – Candidate, Supporters to Draw Sharp Contrast on Choice, Women’s Health
ANNANDALE – Sen. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic nominee for governor, will join more than 100 women at the Northern Virginia Community College to announce the formation of “Women for Deeds,” a group of Virginia women backing the Democrat’s campaign for governor.
Sen. Deeds will speak to attendees about a range of issues including education, the economy and women’s health. The event will also include remarks by women leaders from Northern Virginia.
Deeds and supporters will highlight the significant differences with Bob McDonnell on the issues of choice and women’s health. They will also discuss key differences in plans to jump-start Virginia’s economy and to invest in Virginia’s public schools.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, election2009, governor