Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones is continuing to solicit contractors to offer proposals for a new city jail on the site of the current jail on Fairfield Way, though one councilman wants further details on proposals for alternative sites. Craig Carper reports.
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Yesterday Governor Bob McDonnell met with the Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates in advance of the budget amendments he will propose in a few weeks. Craig Carper reports.
Governor Bob McDonnell’s office issued an interim report yesterday with initial recommendations for the state’s first cohesive housing policy. Craig Carper reports.
Yesterday was the fifth full meeting of the Governor’s Commission on Government Reform. Craig Carper reports.
Last night Governor Bob McDonnell spoke of the achievements the state has made in his first year in office and the challenges that lay ahead in his first State of the Commonwealth Address. Craig Carper reports.
On Friday, Tripp Pollard the Richmond Director of the Southern Environmental Law Center closed out the 13th season of the Eyes on Richmond speaker series, assessing the biggest current threats to the environment and what can be done about them. Craig Carper reports.
The Consumer Federation of America is partnering with Virginia banks and credit unions in cooperation with the Virginia Attorney General's office and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to educate consumers about check fraud scemes. Craig Carper reports.
A bill has been introduced that would increase the sales tax on cigarettes to the national average and allocate the revenue to Medicaid ... and one of the legislature’s most conservative delegates is calling for tighter regulations on abortion clinics.
The Virginia Crime Commission heard presentations on the benefits of familial DNA searches, a controversial process that could speed up police investigations and solve cases that have remained open for years. Craig Carper reports.
Governor Bob McDonnell wants Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads to keep a portion of their sales tax to use for local transportation projects, though some critics say that will hurt other core services ... and Delegate Bob Marshall wants Virginia to be prepared to produce its own currency, should the Federal Reserve collapse.