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APCo to provide rebates to customers, has approved profit reduced

The State Corporation Commission ruled that Appalachian Power had overearned during 2012 and 2013 and ordered $5.825 million in rebates to customers.

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VDOT expands use of flashing yellow arrow signals in southwest and southside Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation is beginning a $1.6-million project to change traffic signals at 91 intersections throughout southwest and southside Virginia.

Lawmaker Dispatches

Featuring: Randy Forbes, Tom Perriello, Robert Hurt, Kaye Kory Randy Forbes: National Dialogue www.forbes.house.gov Ask a teacher, and they will most likely tell you that one of the quickest ways to kill classroom discussion is for one strong-willed student to monopolize the conversation. A long-winded or uncomfortably impassioned monologue inevitably polarizes viewpoints. Conversation shuts down, […]

Democrats: Where do you go from here?

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net You talk to one Democrat, and the party definitely, no question, needs to restrategize toward the middle. The blowback from voters in Massachusetts is an obvious clear signal. The nation isn’t comfortable with the direction things had been headed on health care and the stimulus. Time to pull things […]

McKelvey: Rage against the machines

Candidate for GOP nomination pushes power to the people Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net That the political winds are shifting, as evidenced by the upset win in Massachusetts by Republican Scott Brown in the race for the late liberal scion Teddy Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat, is not a surprise to Jim McKelvey. “The problems are […]

The value of service

   Column by Tom Perriello www.perriello.house.gov Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” In […]

Constituent service

   Column by Tom Perriello www.perriello.house.gov One of the most important parts of my job is to assist constituents with any issues or problems they are facing when dealing with federal government agencies. The caseworkers in my offices in Charlottesville, Danville, Farmville, and Martinsville helped nearly 800 Fifth District residents in 2009 cut through government […]

Focus | Morton: A ‘principled conservative’

Fifth District GOP candidate builds support toward run for party nod Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The Fifth District is a living laboratory to Fluvanna County biology teacher Feda Morton, a veteran Republican Party activist seeking the GOP nomination to run for Congress in the Fifth. All Morton has to do over the course of […]

Fifth District Report

  Column by Tom Perriello www.perriello.house.gov As we close out 2009, here is a summary of all that we have accomplished during my first year in office. When I was sworn in almost a year ago, our economy was on the brink of collapse. While we still have a long way to go toward complete […]

Focus | McPadden: ‘(C)hange the party from the inside out’

Congressional candidate pushes back-to-basics GOP campaign Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The tea-party protests of the summer motivated many on the right. It was another protest half a world away that motivated Mike McPadden to run for Congress. “Those kids were out there in the streets fighting for their liberties. That was a watershed moment […]

Fifth District Report

   Column by Tom Perriello www.perriello.house.gov As this year winds to a close, I continue to focus on economic recovery and the fiscal discipline to bring our deficit under control. First, I have once again signed on as co-sponsor of a measure to block members of Congress from receiving automatic pay increases, this time for […]

Fifth District Report

   Column by Tom Perriello www.perriello.house.gov Last week, I held a conference call with Chambers of Commerce and other business leaders from across the Fifth District to gain their ideas on job creation and how to create new competitive advantage in Central and Southern Virginia. Supporting small businesses is one of the best ways we […]

Focus | Perriello: Baptism by fire

  Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net With AFP Audio Tom Perriello picked a great time to be a freshman congressman, what with the country in January on the verge of the next Great Depression and with so much unresolved in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the push from the electorate in the ’08 […]

Fifth District Report

  Column by Tom Perriello www.perriello.house.gov My top priority is jobs for Main Street and rebuilding America’s competitive edge in the world. Recently, I was selected for two congressional roles to advance the ball on economic development for Central and Southern Virginia. I was appointed to a Congressional Task Force on Job Creation and was […]

AFP Focus | Perriello still ‘undecided’ on health-care reform

Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello has moved from “no” to “undecided” on the proposed health-care reform making its way around Capitol Hill. “I think we’re moving in the right direction, but I’m not committed yet,” the Democrat told reporters on a conference call Friday morning in which he discussed the 1,900-page bill that is expected […]