Tag: public safety

Virginia kicks off Drive to Save Lives

The Drive to Save Lives campaign is a united effort by state police and highway patrol leaders, police chiefs and sheriffs to reduce highway crashes and fatalities.


mark herring

Governor signs trio of attorney general’s public safety bills

A trio of bills from Attorney General Mark Herring to protect the public and hold criminals accountable were ceremonially signed today by Governor Terry McAuliffe in front of advocates and sponsors.


Governor McAuliffe announces Railroad Safety and Security Taskforce

Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the creation of the Commonwealth’s Railroad Safety and Security Taskforce. The announcement follows the April 30 derailment of a CSX train carrying crude oil shipped from the Midwest to Yorktown.


Virginia’s new state forester begins work

Bettina K. Ring began work this week as only the seventh State Forester of Virginia in the 100-year-history of the Virginia Department of Forestry. She was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe just four weeks ago.


Ken Plum: Virginia General Assembly leaves unanswered questions

Last Wednesday the 2014 session of the General Assembly adjourned sine die at the end of the Reconvened Session that is called at the conclusion of each regular session to consider amendments to legislation proposed by the Governor and vetoes he made of any bills.


Lt. Gov. Northam battles for Virginia’s National Guard

In preparation for today’s congressional hearing on proposed reductions to the National Guard, Lt. Gov. Ralph Norham sent a letter, in partnership with other lieutenant governors from throughout the country.


dickie bell

Dickie Bell: Majority oppose expansion of Medicaid

I have listened to the people that I represent, and though they may not all be shouting at a town hall meeting, the majority of folks who have emailed and called my office over the last few months have been against the expansion of Medicaid.


mark herring

Attorney General Mark Herring hits 100-day mark

Today marks 100 days since Mark R. Herring was sworn in as Virginia’s 48th Attorney General.


You pay taxes: Why doesn’t General Electric?

You pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do too. It’s the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security in retirement. Why shouldn’t some of America’s largest corporations pay their fair share too?


terry mcauliffe

Terry McAuliffe: Get the budget done

As the body responsible for negotiating a budget, the General Assembly has failed to deliver on one of the primary duties they were elected to fulfill.


mark herring

Attorney General Mark Herring concludes statewide tour in Waynesboro

Attorney General Mark Herring concluded a statewide public safety tour today with a regional meeting with representatives from Waynesboro, Staunton, and Augusta County.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt: Working together with our local leaders to enhance our communities

Over the past week, I had the opportunity to meet with local elected officials throughout Central and Southside Virginia who join me in representing the two cities, 21 counties, and 39 towns that make up Virginia’s Fifth District.


mark herring

Attorney General Mark Herring launches public safety tour

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has launched a two week public safety tour of Virginia in which he will hold 22 regional meetings to hear from local public safety and law enforcement leaders and local elected officials about challenges in their area and ways that he can help protect our communities.


mark herring

Trio of attorney general’s public safety bills go to governor

A trio of bills from Attorney General Mark Herring to protect the public and hold criminals accountable now await the Governor’s signature after successfully passing both houses of the General Assembly.


virginia department of forestry

No burning before 4 p.m. until April 30

The Commonwealth’s 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect Feb. 15th – the start of spring fire season in Virginia. The law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day until April 30th if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials.


Gov. McAuliffe weighs in on Bob McDonnell indictment

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe released a statement today in response to the news that Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen are in receipt of federal indictments.


police

Virginia State Police emphasize New Year’s Eve holiday safety

Virginia State Police will be stepping up patrols New Year’s Eve in an effort to detect and deter impaired drivers on Virginia’s highways. Since Thanksgiving, troopers have been participating in the annual Checkpoint Strikeforce anti-DUI enforcement campaign and the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday crackdown.


bob mcdonnell

McDonnell’s budget to provide $55 million in funding for public safety

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced on Friday that his biennial budget will provide $55.3 million in targeted funding to support public safety around Virginia. The governor’s budget proposals include $22.2 million for sheriffs, Commonwealth’s Attorneys, and Circuit Court Clerk Deputies.


business

Holly Sklar: Minimum wage back to 1950 level on 75th anniversary

The minimum wage has put a floor under workers’ wages since taking effect 75 years ago on October 24, 1938. But at $7.25 an hour, today’s federal minimum wage is the same as it was in 1950, after adjusting for inflation.


Cuccinelli pushes new TV attack ad

The Cuccinelli for Governor campaign today released a new television advertisement to push its message that frontrunner Terry McAuliffe’s plans would raise taxes on Virginia families.


virginia general assembly

McAuliffe counters Cuccinelli push on tax, budget costs

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s campaign today released a new report, “Cuccinelli’s $8 Billion Tax Plan,” describing how Ken Cuccinelli’s budget gimmicks and support for eliminating the corporate income tax could cost the Commonwealth at least $8 billion over four years and deplete necessary funding streams from localities for education, transportation, and other critical investments that will keep Virginia competitive in the 21st century.


McAuliffe launches public safety platform

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Thursday released his platform to strengthen public safety in the Commonwealth. McAuliffe’s plan, “Safer Communities, Safer Families,” includes cracking down on drunk driving, domestic violence, and other threats to Virginians, as well as fiscally responsible measures to support Virginia’s first responders and public safety officials.


Task force offers ideas to governor

Proposals for dealing with nonviolent offenders using alternative punishments Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Gov. Tim Kaine today received recommendations on ways the Commonwealth can most effectively and efficiently utilize its public-safety resources from the Alternatives for Non-Violent Offenders Task Force. The Task Force has provided more than a dozen recommendations to protect public safety […]