Thursday, April 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in the murder-for-hire of Stephanie Yvonne Sipe in July 2001. He was scheduled to be executed on April 25.
Announcing his decision at the Virginia State Capitol today, Governor McAuliffe delivered the following statement (as prepared):
Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. I am joined today by my Secretary of Public Safety, Brian Moran, and my Counsel, Carlos Hopkins, both of whom have devoted countles
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Councilman Court Rosen is unyielding in his desire to dip into the Budget Stabilization Fund for $7 million dollars to help out the schools with their budget crisis. A noble gesture but clearer heads on Council seem to realize this number is an impossibility.
As the City Manager, Darlene Burcham, pointed out $3 million will be very difficult and $7 million would be impossible without cutting severely into public safety.
Based on 36.42% of local taxes the schools will get less funds from the city to the tune of $2,0087,558.
Adding back the promise of the additional $500,000 yearly increase to the schools and the shortfall from the city comes to $1,587,558. The consensus seems to be to almost double the shortfall. In a real sense the $3 million would result in less than $500,000 more dollars then the previous year.
Schools comprise 27% of the City’s budget with Public Safety close behind at 24%. The question that Burcham put to Council was “do you want to cut into Public Safety?” There is already incentives for police officers and fire EMS personnel to take early retirement. However, according to a police officer few will take the minimal incentive. One thing is clear there is much more work to do and Council members need to be flexible as they see some of their once favored funding items go by the wayside. A good example of this was when Mayor Bowers bemoaned cutting the subsidy to the law library at the budget work session – its gone.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Roanoke City Politics
Tags: city_council, Court Rosen