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House Democrats throw shade at GOP jobs plan

Virginia House Republicans introduced their plan to create jobs in Virginia in 2016. House Democrats see some flaws in their plan.


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Robert Hurt: House Republicans set pro-growth agenda

Earlier this month, Republicans in the House of Representatives met to establish our priorities for the coming year.


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Sens. Warner and Kaine introduce bipartisan Startup Act

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today led a bipartisan group of six Senate colleagues in introducing The Startup Act to jumpstart investment and job creation by new businesses.


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Mark Obenshain: The governor is at it again

Last night, both chambers of the General Assembly convened with other government leaders to hear the Governor deliver the annual “State of the Commonwealth” address.


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Robert Hurt bill to encourage small public company growth passes House

Congressman Robert Hurt released a statement after the House passage of H.R. 37, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act, which removes unnecessary federal regulations hindering job growth.


Remarks by House Speaker Bill Howell on the 2015 General Assembly Session

Text of remarks from House Speaker Bill Howell on the opening of the 2015 Virginia General Assembly session.


Virginia Tech ‘s Melanie Kiechle examines the foul side of history

Unusual odors have been strong indicators throughout history that something is not quite right. One year ago, the smell of licorice permeated the air in Elk River, West Virginia, alerting citizens to a chemical spill of coal-washing foam.


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Governor McAuliffe announces equal opportunity legislative agenda

Governor McAuliffe announced on Monday a series of legislative proposals aimed at ensuring that every Virginian has equal opportunity to succeed and contribute to the Commonwealth’s economic growth.


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Robert Hurt: Advancing solutions for a stronger America

It is my hope that our colleagues in the Senate will take up the good bills coming out of the House and join us in advancing policies to build a stronger America for our children and grandchildren.


Delegate Rush proposes affordable flat-fee degree for high-demand fields

Delegate Nick Rush (R-Montgomery) introduced legislation Monday to make college more affordable for students pursuing degrees in high-demand fields.


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Virginia government revenues up sharply in December

Governor McAuliffe announced today that December revenue collections for Virginia state government posted strong gains.


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Virginia Tech research shows how stock ownership levels can influence executives’ pursuit of risky strategies abroad

Compensation for senior corporate executives typically includes shares of the company’s stock in addition to base salary, bonuses, and various benefits and perks.


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History-rich craft ciders are in demand

Apples are delicious for snacks, pies, applesauce and, once again, for drinking. While alcoholic cider production is still a niche market, the rise in U.S. sales has been tremendous.


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Revenge of the bacteria?

The development and widespread adoption of so-called “antibiotics”—drugs that kill bacteria and thereby reduce infection—has helped billions of people live longer, healthier lives. But all this tinkering with nature hasn’t come without a cost.


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Canon Virginia to expand printer cartridge manufacturing, toner production operation

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., will invest $100 million to expand its operation in the City of Newport News.


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VICAP open enrollment breaks record

VICAP staff and volunteers at Valley Program for Aging Services broke a record for the number of individuals served and contacts recorded during Medicare’s Open Enrollment Oct. 15-Dec. 7.


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Robert Hurt: A sensible domestic energy policy will make life easier for Virginia families

As I travel across the Fifth District, I consistently hear about the numerous negative impacts high fuel costs create. High gas prices hurt families trying to pay their bills, making it more expensive to fill their tanks and increasing the price of groceries and other goods.


Coperion Corporation to expand Wythe County manufacturing operation, create 22 new jobs

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Coperion Corporation, in collaboration with local real estate developer WYCO, LLC (William Ellenbogen Managing Member), will invest a total of more than $3 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Wythe County.


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Robert Hurt: A New Year, a new Congress

As this year comes to a close, so too does the 113th Congress. I believe that we as a country have much to look forward to as a new year and a new 114th Congress begin.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Redskins (4-11) host the Dallas Cowboys (11-4) on Sunday.


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Randy Forbes: Three lessons for the new Congress

In the New Year, a new Congress will be sworn in to the 114th Congress. Five hundred thirty-five members will stand with their right hands raised, as mandated by Article VI of the Constitution, to pledge by oath to uphold our Constitution.


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Governor McAuliffe announces $1 million investment in Carroll County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that Thomas Automation Management, LLC (TAM), an automation firm that solves industrial IT problems for companies around the world, will invest $1 million to expand its operation in Carroll County, creating 15 new jobs.


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Gas prices drop to five year low: A holiday gift for motorists

Rising disposable income, an extended holiday period, and lower gas prices are boosting this year’s year-end holiday travel, said Martha Mitchell Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.


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Waynesboro Public Schools Foundation seeks to raise $1 million

The Waynesboro Public Schools Foundation has a goal to raise $1 million to benefit students and the educational experiences they receive through the Waynesboro Public School (WPS) system.


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VEDP is No. 2 in Top 10 state economic development organization ranking for 2014

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) received the No. 2 spot in The American Economic Development Institute and Pollina Corporate Real Estate’s Top 10 State Economic Development Organizations ranking for 2014.


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Robert Hurt: Ensuring an open and transparent legislative process

Congress failed, once again, to follow an open and transparent legislative process and, instead, waited until the last minute to cobble together a massive 1600-page $1.1 trillion spending omnibus for the U.S. government.


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K2M Group Holdings to expand global headquarters, R&D operation in Loudoun

K2M Group Holdings, Inc., a global medical device company, will relocate its global headquarters and research and development operations to a new 146,000-square-foot facility in Loudoun County.


A brief history of agricultural time

Agricultural methods over the past 12,000 years have been responsible for two-thirds of our excess greenhouse gases, essentially mining soil carbon and converting it to carbon dioxide and methane, beginning a slow stable warming that now accelerates with burning of fossil fuel.


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Charlottesville wins competitive award to help with sustainable land use audit

Charlottesville’s work to make downtown a more walkable, attractive destination has helped us win a national competitive award.


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Air Force Office of Scientific Research funds Virginia Tech research into advanced materials

Giti Khodaparast, a professor at Virginia Tech, has been awarded $1,199,998 by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to probe “Nonlinear and Terahertz Studies of Electro-Optic and Magneto-Electric Materials.”


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House passes Water for the World Act

WaterAid today celebrates U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2013, H.R. 2901.


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Robert Hurt: Reform the tax code to stimulate growth

Our nation’s outdated and complicated tax code is a perfect example of the federal government standing in the way of strengthening our economy for our nation’s families and small businesses.


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McAuliffe announces new work readiness modules offered through SkillsOnline

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the public launch of the new work readiness modules offered through SkillsOnline at a meeting hosted by the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development.


Ken Plum: Taxes

Governor Terry McAuliffe will address the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on December 17 in a statutorily required report on the state’s finances.


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In quest for greener pastures, don’t plant invasive species, Virginia Tech researchers say

Few agribusinesses or governments regulate the types of plants that farmers use in their pastures to feed their livestock, according to an international team of researchers.


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Virginia leaders applaud Governor McAuliffe’s economic strategic plan

Virginia elected officials, business leaders and advocates from across the Commonwealth released statements today following Governor Terry McAuliffe unveiling his New Virginia Economic Strategic Plan.


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Governor McAuliffe announces jobs, economic development agenda

Governor Terry McAuliffe released his New Virginia Economic Strategic Plan and a series of legislative proposals aimed at accomplishing the plan’s mission of growing and diversifying the Virginia economy.


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Governor McAuliffe announces the Commonwealth’s first Business Plan Competition

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia will host a world class business plan competition during the spring and summer of 2015.


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Governor McAuliffe announces new Virginia Bioscience Initiative

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a Virginia Bioscience Initiative, kicking off the effort with a roundtable discussion on the commercialization of university bioscience research at the State Capitol.


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McAuliffe: Agriculture, forestry essential to ‘the new Virginia economy’

Fog delayed his arrival, but Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was perfectly clear about his vision for agriculture’s and forestry’s role in Virginia’s economy.