Tag: governor tim kaine

Southern Environmental Law Center applauds governor on climate change

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order to establish a Virginia Climate Change Commission to proactively develop a comprehensive plan to protect Virginia’s communities from the impacts of climate change. Southern Environmental Law Center’s Cale Jaffe, director of the Virginia office, was selected to join the nonpartisan advisory group.

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announces first round of administration appointments

Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announced on Monday his choices for four key senior administration positions: Paul Reagan as Chief of Staff, Suzette Denslow as Deputy Chief of Staff, Secretary Ric Brown, who will stay on through at least the passage of the upcoming budget as Secretary of Finance, and Levar Stoney as Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Poverty task force presents report

   Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Gov. Tim Kaine today received the recommendations of Virginia’s Poverty Reduction Task Force, a collection of public- and private-sector partners tasked with making policy recommendations to combat poverty in the Commonwealth. The task force, co-chaired by Secretary of Health and Human Resources Marilyn B. Tavenner and Richmond attorney Robert […]

Sneak Preview: Kaine’s final State of the Commonwealth

   Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Gov. Timothy M. Kaine will deliver his final State of the Commonwealth Address to the Joint Assembly in Richmond tonight at 7 p.m. The address will be carried on local PBS stations, streaming video will be available on the House of Delegates’ website, and text of the entire address […]

To conserve and protect

Biscuit Run grant pushes state past Kaine’s 400K-acre conservation goal Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Gov. Timothy M. Kaine today announced that more than 400,000 acres has been conserved since the first fiscal year of his administration in 2006. Several major acquisitions in Albemarle, King and Queen and Rockbridge counties, along with end-of-the-year easement recordings, […]

Petersen: Car-tax cut not a ‘mistake’

Democrat critical of Kaine on car tax; will push gas-tax index to boost transportation dollars Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Remember how upset Fairfax Democrat Chap Petersen was right after Gov. Tim Kaine proposed last month to replace the car-tax relief program that dates back to the administration of Jim Gilmore with a 1 percent […]

McDonnell: Current state-budget system ‘needs to be reformed’

Gov.-elect will propose moving development of budget to odd-numbered years Statement by Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell www.bobmcdonnell.com On Friday, Dec. 18th, Gov. Tim Kaine proposed his biennial budget for Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012. The governor made his proposal with only 28 days left in his single four-year term, carrying out his obligation as determined by […]

Focus | No car tax, but yes, local income tax?

Kaine gets heat for controversial proposed switch Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Goodbye, No Car Tax. Hello, New Local Income Tax. Tim Kaine didn’t exactly say it that way, but that was the sum effect. “Let’s keep the promise. Let’s get rid of the car tax on personal vehicles completely, but do it the right […]

Traffic deaths in Virginia decline 13 percent in ’09

Kaine attributes increased safety to increased seat-belt usage Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Gov. Tim Kaine today noted that as of Nov. 30, 2009, preliminary data indicates there were 98 fewer traffic fatalities in Virginia compared to this same time period last year, a decline of 13 percent. The 821 traffic fatalities recorded for 2008 […]