Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Governor Bob McDonnell
Virginia’s Governor Bob McDonnell announced that he has paid back loans from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams made to his wife and business.
“Being Governor of Virginia is the highest honor of my 37 years in public service,” said McDonnell.
“I am deeply sorry for the embarrassment certain member so my family and I brought upon my beloved Virginia and its citizens. I want you to know I broke no laws and I am committed to regaining your sacred trust and confidence. I hope that today’s action is another step to that end. Virgnia has never been stronger and I plan to focus on creating even more jobs and facilitating greater opportunity during the last five months of my term as your Governor. Our work together on education, transportation, pension reform, voting rights, and economic expansion has produced great results for Virginia,” said Governor McDonnell.
The repayments include $52,278.17 for a loan made to Mrs. McDonnell in 2011 and $71,837.00 for two additional loans made to the small real estate business owned jointly by the Governor and his sister in 2012. The payments include principal and interest.
All payments came from the Governor, his family business or his family.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: State Politics
Tags: corruption, governor, McDonnell, republican