Charles Fishburne talks with the state’s newly appointed Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, farmer and delegate, Matt Lohr.
The Obama administration’s plans to overhaul the No Child Left Behind law that went to Congress yesterday promises to “set a high bar – but provide flexibility to reach it. But as Charles Fishburne reports, it may not be flexible enough for Virginia educators.
Virginia’s Public School districts are reacting to the House and Senate’s proposed amendments to the 2010-2012 biennial budget.
A bill that would add sexual orientation to the state’s existing non-discrimination policy will go before a house sub committee today, state Republican leaders are once again calling on Congress and the President to start over on health care reform and a pro choice license plate has again been approved by the House, with a significant change.
Members of Virginia’s faith community came out in full force along with other concerned citizens to counter demonstrate against an anti-gay and anti-Semitic group from Kansas yesterday.
Congressman Tom Perriello, who represents Mecklenburg County as part of the 5th Congressional District, released a statement after voting in favor of historic health care reform legislation last night.
The House and Senate budget conferee’s are working frantically to reach a compromise by Saturday, but time is running out and there are many issues they have yet to address.
Yesterday both the House and Senate finally debated their respective budgets before their full chambers.
The state’s most recent 4.3 billion dollar shortfall is putting the brakes on improvements to some programs that legislators say are desperately needed and the Governor and his staff as well as the House and Senate took to the basketball court last night to raise money for cancer research.
Governor McDonnell’s Charter School proposals are well on their way to passage but Virginia won’t be getting any of the Federal incentive dollars he has been pushing for any time soon, and a Senate sub committee has effectively killed several bills that would have expanded the rights of gun owners.