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The Senate Committee on Education & Health voted 9-6 on Thursday to defeat a so-called “Tebow bill” that would have effectively forced public school districts to allow home school students to participate in their athletics programs. The vote took place along party lines, with all Democrats opposing the bill.
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Tuesday urging him to maintain the full 11-aircraft carrier strike group as he crafts the FY15 defense budget.
Mark Herring, now calling himself attorney general-elect, is beginning the process of governing by announcing his transition committee co-chairs as well as his transition director.
Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Amtrak Virginia service continues to grow year and after year, delivering statewide benefits, providing vital transportation services, advancing the Commonwealth’s economy, and demonstrating the value and convenience of intercity passenger rail.
Staff Report News Tips: firstname.lastname@example.org Industrial employment in Virginia fell 7.1 percent over the past 12 months according to the 2010 Virginia Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by the Evanston, Ill.,-based Manufacturers’ News Inc. MNI reports Virginia lost 26,531 industrial jobs and 377 manufacturers between October 2008 and October 2009.
Video from Barack Obama’s campaign stop in Newport News on Saturday. Length: 36:41 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9PIN03qGjg]