Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wasted little time in exercising his new right to add members to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's board of directors, announcing appointments less than a week after federal legislation creating the positions was signed.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday laid the groundwork for state budget cuts — and perhaps even layoffs — after huddling with a brain trust of legislators and business leaders forecasting the national and state economic picture in coming years.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is wrapping up a two-week trade mission to Israel and India with promises of luring Asian investments back to Virginia and the United States.
Democrats in Virginia's Senate said Monday that they will file a lawsuit to determine whether the state's Republican lieutenant governor has the privilege of casting tiebreaking votes on organizational matters — an authority crucial to GOP plans to exercise a majority in the evenly split chamber next year.
The much-ballyhooed filming of Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln epic starring Daniel Day-Lewis has been underway in Richmond for some time. For those in and around Capitol Square, it's hard not to notice, what with all the actors milling around in 19th-century garb.
State officials on Tuesday sounded a cautionary tone as Virginia prepares for a lean budget season and the potential of cuts from Capitol Hill next week — cuts that could stanch economic recovery in a region heavily reliant on federal spending.
The Supreme Court said Monday it will take up challenges to President Obama's health care law next year, setting the stage for a ruling on the president's trademark achievement amidst his bid for reelection.
Saslaw: Shermanesque? Last week was pretty good for Virginia Republicans. The GOP picked up seven seats in the state House and two in the state Senate in the Nov. 8 elections, and on Wednesday Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling declared that he fully intended to use his tie-breaking vote in the Senate so that Republicans would govern as an effective majority.
Despite boasting an unemployment rate well below the 9 percent national rate, Virginia's economy remains on shaky footing heading into retreats next week by the General Assembly's money committees.