Tag: the economy

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Randy Forbes: Reflections on what a Republican majority means for 2015

As we look to a new year and a new Congress, we have before us a unique opportunity with a Republican majority in both Houses.


business

Report: Economy grew 5 percent in third quarter

The economy grew at a heated 5.0 percent rate in the third quarter of 2014, according to a report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis released on Tuesday.


Ken Plum: On the agenda for the Virginia General Assembly

One of the most frequently asked questions of me this time of year is, “What will the General Assembly be doing when it meets?”


robert hurt

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Our nation’s outdated and complicated tax code is a perfect example of the federal government standing in the way of strengthening our economy for our nation’s families and small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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UVA special collections exhibit explores the Civil War in many voices

Battles in the U.S. Civil War ravaged the landscape, political maneuvers transformed the economy and profound regional tensions resulted in the creation of West Virginia.


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Sen. Tim Kaine suggests improvements to proposed EPA rules

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine submitted a letter to the EPA in response to the agency’s request for input on its proposed Clean Power Plan.


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The Dark Side of Political Life: Five ways to promote civil discourse

Do we have to continue with “I’m okay and you’re an idiot” in our political life? The short answer is no, but getting there will not be easy.


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Planned Parenthood congratulates Mark Warner on Senate victory

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia publicly congratulated Senator Mark Warner on his victory over Ed Gillespie in Tuesday’s election.


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Bob Goodlatte: A real economic recovery

Job creators in the Sixth District and throughout the nation have the drive and innovative ideas to grow the economy. They deserve a real economic recovery.


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City of Waynesboro honored for economic development brochure

The City of Waynesboro Virginia received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2014 project in the category of Special Purpose Print Brochure.


Ken Plum: Energy plan moves Virginia in the right direction

Governor Terry McAuliffe had two interesting supporters speak at his press conference on Virginia’s latest Energy Plan–the heads of the state Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.


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.”


Republican Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms endorses Sen. Mark Warner

Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms, a Republican, announced on Tuesday his endorsement of Senator Mark Warner for re-election.


terry mcauliffe

Governor McAuliffe formally unveils 2014 Virginia Energy Plan

Governor Terry McAuliffe today formally unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan at an event co-sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.


The force is not with us: We identify with our fantasy heroes, why not emulate them?

The the destructive force that has arisen on the right is only one side of America’s present national crisis. The other side is the weakness of the response from Liberal America to this profound threat to our nation’s well-being.


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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.


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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.


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How apples shaped the Valley: A talk by author Scott Jost

Author Scott Jost will describe the history of the apple industry in the Valley through oral histories and photographs in an October 2, program sponsored by the Augusta County Historical Society.


This Is What You Should Be Making This Election About, Mr. President

Hey, Mr. President. Why aren’t you out there on the hustings talking to the American people? There’s an election coming up, and the American political system is more dysfunctional than it’s been in generations, maybe ever.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt: The House continues to fight for jobs

Throughout the 113th Congress, the House of Representatives has maintained a laser focus on the policies that will create the conditions needed for more robust job growth.


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.


robert hurt

House passes Robert Hurt small business bill

The House voted Thursday to pass the Jobs for America Act from Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.), which combines the text of 15 bipartisan bills to improve conditions necessary for economic growth and job creation.


virginia

McAuliffe signs SB362 allowing Secretary of Commerce and Trade to bring entrepreneurs into state government

Today at New Richmond Ventures, Governor McAuliffe signed SB362 which allows the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to coordinate with the private sector on issues related to entrepreneurship, and to solicit input on creative solutions to ongoing government issues.


USDA provides $328 million to conserve wetlands and farmland, boost economy

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $328 million in funding is being invested to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation.


Virginia Tech football legend Bruce Smith endorses Mark Warner in new TV ad

Hampton Roads native, NFL Hall of Famer, and Virginia Tech legend Bruce Smith endorsed Senator Mark Warner today in a new television ad that will be broadcast during Virginia Tech’s game against Ohio State on Saturday.


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Chapter closing for Staunton Creative Community Fund first loan client

Charlie Cubbage became the newly formed Staunton Creative Community Fund’s first loan client in June of 2008. He was looking to expand Charlie’s Tool Repair which had grown slowly over the years even before becoming a stand-alone business in 1994.


Senator Mark Warner continues Fair Shot For All Virginians Tour

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner continues the Fair Shot for All Virginians Tour, highlighting his efforts to boost entrepreneurship, tourism and sound economic policies across the Commonwealth.


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McAuliffe announces second year of VEDP Going Global Defense Initiative

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) has received grant funding for a second year of its Going Global Defense Initiative (GGDI).


Enjoy online shopping discounts with coupons

If you love shopping there is no reason to give up on your favorite past time. One of the best ways to enjoy online shopping discounts is through the use of online coupons.


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President Obama on economy, international situations, more at Dem event

Remarks at a Democratic Senate Campaign Committee event in Tisbury, Mass., from President Barack Obama on the economy, international situations and more.


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McAuliffe announces grand opening of Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the grand opening of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA-Tenn. The Smithsonian Institution-affiliated museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the 1927 Bristol Sessions and their lasting influence on American popular music.


Sen. Mark Warner announces Fair Shot for All Virginians Tour

Today U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner will kick off his Fair Shot for All Virginians Tour, highlighting his efforts to boost entrepreneurship, tourism and sound economic policies across the Commonwealth.


Kaine, Warner introduce bill to re-authorize Export-Import Bank

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, which is set to expire on September 30, 2014.


EPA’s carbon pollution rules: Good for business, good for the economy

Some national business organizations have hammered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proposing new rules on carbon pollution from existing power plants, cutting carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 levels as a baseline. What planet are they on?


McAuliffe announces Virginia oyster harvests continue to climb

Harvest from public oyster grounds grew from 150,534 bushels in 2012 to 213,152 bushels last year, and the harvest from privately leased growing areas continued six years of sustained growth, rising from 258,496 bushels in 2012 to 408,912 bushels last year.


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Dave Brat raises $400K for congressional campaign

Seventh District Republican congressional candidate Dave Brat announced today that his campaign has raised nearly $400,000 in the 40 days ended June 30th, with the bulk of those dollars coming from 4673 individual donors.


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Remarks by President Obama on jobs, economy

Remarks by President Obama on jobs and the economy today at an event at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, McLean, Virginia.


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President Obama on the latest jobs report

We just got a jobs report today showing that we’ve now seen the fastest job growth in the United States in the first half of the year since 1999.


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President Obama on the state of the U.S. economy

We know from our history our economy doesn’t grow from the top down; it grows from the middle out. We do better when you’ve got some construction workers on the job. They then go to a restaurant and they buy a new car. That means the workers there start doing better.


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Look at insurance, benefits when making jobs choices

As the economy improves, many Americans are voluntarily changing jobs, often motivated by a desire to improve their financial situation.