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mark warner

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on Senate election outcome, Ed Gillespie

Statement from U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on the final outcome in the 2014 Senate election and the concession in the race from his opponent, Republican Ed Gillespie.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes calls for renewed push to avert defense sequestration

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced today a renewed push to pass H.R. 733 and remove the Department of Defense from sequestration cuts.


president obama

Riding the wave: Pressure is on Republicans, not Obama

The pundits have declared President Obama a lame duck in light of the wave that swept Republicans into power in the U.S. Senate this week.


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New cooking classes at the Staunton YMCA

Starting November 4th, Chef Camille’s Cooking Academy will offer classes every Tuesday at 6:30pm at the Staunton YMCA.


healthcare

Progressives offer bipartisan plan for healthcare? Not quite

The Center for American Progress released a healthcare reform plan in Septebmer it claimed should draw bipartisan support because it includes Republican ideas. The first four words of an Associated Press article reporting on the plan were “Borrowing a Republican idea.”


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: What will history say?

For decades, we’ve been prepared. We’ve led. We’ve made innovative breakthroughs. We’ve made significant advances in trade, diplomacy, global trust, and modernization. We’ve protected the American way of life. But what will history say about our ability to take on the challenges of today?


terry mcauliffe

Governor McAuliffe announces actions on the FY2015 state budget

Today at a press conference in Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the savings actions he will execute to eliminate the revenue shortfall in the Virginia budget for Fiscal Year 2015.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: My thoughts on government dysfunction

According to a Gallup survey released last year, Americans were more likely to name dysfunctional government as the most important problem facing the nation – more than the economy, unemployment, the deficit, and healthcare.


university of virginia uva

Voice Of the People announces partnership with UVA for Citizen Cabinet initiative

Voice Of the People President Steven Kull today announced a partnership with the UVA Center for Survey Research for VOP’s launch of the Citizen Cabinet. CSR will be responsible for managing the recruitment of Citizen Cabinet members in Virginia as well as other parts of the country.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: Five big reasons to audit the Fed

To achieve real transparency, we need a full audit of the Fed – no exceptions. Just as, to achieve real accountability, we need a full audit of the Department of Defense – no exceptions. It’s common sense.


Friendship Industries celebrates 50 years of work

To mark 50 years of providing persons with disabilities employment opportunities in commercial businesses, Friendship Industries is having a week of special events featuring two events.


McAuliffe announces federal grants to help 6,000 students gain access to higher education

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia is one of just ten states awarded federal funds through the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


mark obenshain

Mark Obenshain: Why McAuliffe can’t expand Medicaid

Governor McAuliffe has been looking for a way to expand Medicaid over the objections of many in the General Assembly, and the legislature has stood firm in opposition.


tim kaine

Tim Kaine statement on Senate passage of interim spending bill

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate passed a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11, 2014 by a vote of 78-22.


virginia general assembly

House GOP leadership statement on Medicaid special session

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford), Majority Leader Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Caucus Chairman Timothy D. Hugo (R-Fairfax), Majority Whip Jackson H. Miller (R-Manassas), and Deputy Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) issued the following statement Thursday.


virginia general assembly

House passes budget agreement to close Virginia’s $2.4 billion revenue shortfall

The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday passed House Bill 5010, the bipartisan budget agreement that closes the remainder of Virginia’s $2.4 billion revenue shortfall for fiscal years 2015 and 2016.


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National survey shows youth drug use down 24% over past decade

The Obama administration released new health survey data showing a significant decline in drug use among our nation’s young people.


House Speaker Bill Howell on Medicaid Special Session

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Tuesday on the upcoming special session of the General Assembly.


terry mcauliffe

Governor McAuliffe statement on Medicaid Special Session

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today on this week’s special session of the General Assembly to consider proposals to expand access to healthcare for Virginians.


virginia general assembly

McAuliffe, Republican leaders announce Virginia budget gap deal

Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Speaker Bill Howell, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Chris Jones and Senate Finance Co-Chairman Chuck Colgan announced they had reached agreement on how to tackle Virginia’s budget shortfall.


revenues

State revenues up 1.7 percent in August, 7.7 percent for 2014

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that August General Fund revenue increased 1.7% from the previous year. On a fiscal-year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 7.7% compared with the same period last year.


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Dry Bridge Road in Ivy reopened today

Route 708 – Dry Bridge Road – in Albemarle County was reopened this morning following a yearlong project to replace the bridge that spans Buckingham Branch Railroad.


McAuliffe celebrates new initiative to support state parks

Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe hosted a strategic planning session Tuesday in Richmond for the Partnership for Parks campaign founded by the Virginia Association for Parks and the Garden Club of Virginia.


mark warner

Majority of Virginia sheriffs endorse Senator Mark Warner for re-election

Today, the re-election campaign of U.S. Sen. Mark Warner announced that a majority of sheriffs in Virginia have endorsed his re-election bid.


virginia general assembly

Planned Parenthood commends Gov. McAuliffe’s healthcare plan

This morning, Governor McAuliffe launched A Healthy Virginia, a 10-step plan to extend healthcare services to Virginians.