Tag: state government

Chris Graham: Anti-government zealots on the public dole

Ken Cuccinelli loves quoting Ronald Reagan. Well, Ken, Ronald Reagan would say that you’re part of the problem, because you’re from the government, and you’re here to help.


McAuliffe releases plan to improve government efficiency

It’s the impossible dream – making government more efficient. Against a backdrop of the high-profile failed rollout of the $394 million-and-counting HealthCare.gov website, Terry McAuliffe released his plan to make state government more efficient.


McDonnell announces appointments to Opportunity Educational Institution board

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced his appointments to the Opportunity Educational Institution Board. The board will begin immediately to oversee the OEI.


The AFP Show: Tuesday, March 30

Hosted by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Today’s AFP Show features an interview with AFP editor Chris Graham and economist David Shreve. Shreve joins the show to talk about a report released Tuesday by United for a Fair Economy and the Virginia Organizing Project looking at what states should do in terms of fiscal policy to […]


The Rant | Style, and substance

    Video Essay by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Chris Graham wears his glasses today. They make him look more distinguished, and also allow him to employ dramatic effect when he, you know, takes them off, dramatically, to make some apparently important point. That’s what the news business has become these days. Style over substance. Or maybe […]


Collision course on health care for state employees

Column by Mark Obenshain Here’s a sobering statistic: In the last decade, the cost of providing health care to state employees has risen an astonishing 135 percent, and now costs $770 million a year. If that weren’t startling enough, consider this: a further $325 million cost increase is anticipated for the 2010-’12 biennium, and it […]