Robert F. McDonnell

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  • Rep. Nathan Deal, Georgia Republican (AP Photo/Gainsville Times, Tom Reed)

    EDITORIAL: Nobody wants toll lanes

    It takes a certain kind of genius to come up with the most unpopular idea in all of politics. A few years ago, Virginia's then-Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, developed a scheme to lease part of Interstate 95 to an Australian company so it could impose a tax on the commonwealth's drivers for the next 75 years. Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, a Republican, is prepared to give final approval to this misguided high-occupancy toll (HOT) lane proposal. Before he does so, he ought to talk to his Georgia counterpart.

  • Illustration: Pillow talk by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    MCNAMARA: Attack of the ugly throw pillow

    This week, Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announced his plan to eliminate state regulations governing three occupations, including hair braiding and interior design. A reasonable person can have only one reaction to this news: surprise and shock that the Virginia state government was regulating hair braiders and interior designers in the first place. But Virginia does regulate these occupations, and it is hardly alone: Nationwide, we are in the midst of an unprecedented sea of occupational-licensing requirements. In the 1950s, only about 1 in 20 Americans needed to get special permission from the government to do his job. Today that number is about 1 in 3.

  • Illustration: State balance by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    DONATELLI: Republican states balancing their budgets

    At a time when Washington continues to struggle to trim deficits that approach $1.5 trillion annually, Republican-led states, along with a few Democratic officials, continue to take the tough steps necessary to balance their state

  • Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell shakes hands with Delegate Vivian E. Watts, Annandale Democrat, after signing sex trafficking legislation into law on Tuesday. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    McDonnell signs law to fight human trafficking

    Sex traffickers in Virginia can now be prosecuted even if their victims dont testify against them under a new law signed by Gov. Robert F. McDonnell on Tuesday.

  • After FEMA snub, McDonnell offers surplus to Va. tornado victims

    Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell is putting an anticipated $600,000 year-end surplus toward disaster relief in areas of the state hurt by severe weather and tornadoes last month.

  • German national Jens Soering was convicted in Bedford County, Va., of killing his girlfriend's parents in 1985. (Associated Press)

    McDonnell rejects latest appeal from Soering

    Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has turned down Jens Soering yet again — this time denying the convicted killer's request that he be recommended for parole.

  • **FILE** Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (Associated Press)

    Tight-lipped McDonnell set to unveil 'major economic development'

    Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell is scheduled to make what his office describes as a "major economic development announcement" in Staunton, Va., on Monday, adding to what has been a series of positive business developments in the state this month.

  • Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell used a line-item veto Tuesday  to cut 25 percent of the state's  funding to public broadcasting. (Associated Press)

    McDonnell line-item veto cuts PBS funds

    Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has used a powerful executive tool to further his goal of phasing out state funding for public broadcasting.

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