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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Virginia General Assembly
Virginia is planning its first official commemoration of K-9 Veterans Day.
The Virginia General Assembly on Tuesday presented a resolution honoring the life of the late U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr. to members of his family, but most of the state's black lawmakers declined to participate.
The Virginia General Assembly is as paralyzed as Congress. Democrats run the state Senate and Republicans the House of Delegates, encouraging disagreements similar to those shutting down the works on Capitol Hill. Richmond's inability to act is a good thing, since it's an obstacle in the way of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's costly scheme to expand Virginia's participation in Medicaid.
The race for the U.S. Senate in Virginia looks like a barnburner. In one corner stands Mark R. Warner, the incumbent, former telecommunications entrepreneur, one-term governor, former state Democratic chairman and the newest member of the Senate Finance Committee. In the other, Ed Gillespie, former chairman of both the Republican National Committee and the party in Virginia, political adviser to presidents and a successful businessman who has never held elective office.
New textbooks for Virginia's students could note that the Sea of Japan is also known as the East Sea.
The Virginia legislature years ago banned governors from donating excess inauguration funds to political causes, but that hasn't stopped Gov. Terry McAuliffe from finding a way to route $211,000 from his inaugural fund back to his election campaign and the Virginia Democratic Party, disclosure records show.
A Virginia state senator whose mentally ill adult son attacked him before killing himself said Monday the stigma attached to mental health issues has resulted in a lack of awareness and support that leaves the mentally ill to "struggle in silence."
The descendants of the man dubbed the "father of the University of Missouri" are working to atone for their relative's slave-holding past.
Republicans in the Virginia General Assembly are considering whether to take a page from the Boy Scout Handbook: Be prepared. Virginia's new governor and attorney general, highly skilled partisan Democrats, signal they aren't likely to play nice.
The Virginia Outdoors Foundation says it conserved 56,700 acres in 2013, the fourth-best year in its 48-year history.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Justices of the Supreme Court, members of the General Assembly, and my fellow Virginians:
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell could give lessons in economics to Willie Sutton, the famous bank robber who, when a psychologist asked him why he robbed banks, famously replied, “Because that’s where the money is.”
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell could give lessons in economics to Willie Sutton, the famous bank robber who, when a psychologist asked him why he robbed banks, famously replied, "Because that's where the money is." But bank robbery is work; the easy money is in the pockets of taxpayers. After pretending to target only millionaires and "the rich" for new taxes, politicians such as Mr. McDonnell are going after the middle class.
The surest and quickest way for a Republican officeholder to kill his future is to dream up a tax increase. Once a rising star in the Grand Old Party, a shortlist contender as Mitt Romney's running mate and a twinkle in the eye of the Great Mentioner for 2016, Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia has disappeared from the speakers' lists at key conservative events, such as the Conservative Political Action Conference, which begins Thursday in Washington.
A conservative Virginia-based political action committee is taking out its frustrations with Bob McDonnell and the transportation plan he brokered by airing ads in Iowa and New Hampshire blasting the Republican governor, who is expected to make a 2016 presidential run.