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Topic - Timothy M. Kaine
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says that defense spending must be reined in if Congress is serious about getting the nation's fiscal house in order but opposes the $500 billion in automatic defense cuts under last year's debt deal, warning they would weaken national security, kill jobs and devastate his state's defense industry.
Jack Johnson sentenced today; Ehrlich on stump for book, Romney; Virginia panel hears pregnancy-center cases; D.C. Council undecided about Thomas; FAA chief on leaves after drunken driving arrest; Virginia assembly ambivalent on health exchange; Allen, Kaine to debate Wednesday; Democrats file suit over Bolling's authority.
A Virginia legislator is renewing his push to allow castration of sex offenders as an alternative to the increasing costs of detaining and treating them after they've served their prison sentence.
An audit released Thursday suggests former Gov. Timothy M. Kaine left the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in a state of financial disarray. Current Gov. Robert F. McDonnell had long sought a review of the agency's finances, but even he and Transportation Secretary Sean T. Connaughton were stunned to find that the department that once claimed it was out of money actually has enough cash on hand to fund $1.4 billion in new projects by 2011.
A man scheduled to be executed Tuesday for killing a Brunswick County convenience-store owner would be the first person put to death in the state since Gov. Timothy M. Kaine lifted a brief moratorium on executions last month.
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The group appointed by Virginia's governor to study the mass shootings at Virginia Tech last night asked for more time to complete its report, which originally was scheduled to be made public this week.
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine yesterday said he is ordering state agencies to cut 5 percent of their budgets and that he is considering siphoning money from the state's "rainy-day fund" to help cover a statewide shortfall that is projected to reach $641 million by next summer.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The group appointed by Virginia's governor to study the mass shootings at Virginia Tech met in a final session today to finish its report, which is scheduled to be made public this week.
RICHMOND (AP) — The report due out Friday on the Virginia Tech shootings must explain how a student so troubled that he terrified teachers and students slipped layers of institutional safeguards and killed 32 persons, the governor and families of the slain said.
Former Sen. George Allen has not ruled out another run for Virginia governor in 2009 but he will not run for the Senate again even if Sen. John W. Warner decides to retire.
A Circuit Court judge in Henrico County, Va., yesterday upheld the state"s new abuser fees against resident drivers as constitutional, handing lawmakers who have supported the program their first legal victory.
RICHMOND — College students are pushing for their schools to allow them to carry guns on campus, saying they should have the right to protect themselves in a situation like the one in which 32 Virginia Tech students and faculty were fatally shot.
RICHMOND — A Henrico County prosecutor yesterday argued that the state has the constitutional right to impose stiff "abuser fees" solely against Virginia drivers because those drivers are responsible for most of the wear and tear on local roads.
A U.S. Navy veteran with a clean driving record who faces a $1,050 civil remedial fee after he was cited for driving 20 mph over the speed limit in Arlington sued the state of Virginia yesterday over its "abuser fee" program.
Mr. Kaine issued a statement crediting his "tight-fisted project management" for saving state money "during the toughest economic downturn in a generation."