Governor Bob McDonnell has announced a package of legislation and administrative changes to ease the burden of state mandates on localities. Included are more time for localities to respond to Freedom of Information requests and reduced requirements on advertising for bids on public contracts.
Articles by Craig Carper
Hundreds of activists spent Martin Luther King Day at the state capitol lobbying for a host of different causes. Craig Carper reports.
Governor Bob McDonnell is sending the General Assembly a set of amendments to his proposed biennial budget that will give an additional 58 million dollars to public education. Craig Carper reports.
Virginia’s December revenue report says that collections are down 4.7 percent from last year. Craig Carper reports.
Governor McDonnell has unveiled the second part of his plan to reform the Virginia Retirement System, which he says will keep the program solvent for at least another two decades. Craig Carper reports.
The House of Delegates has given preliminary approval to a Congressional redistricting plan. Craig Carper reports.
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling excercised his tie-breaking vote to give fellow Republicans control of the evenly split Senate over the strong protest of Democratic members.
Gov. McDonnell outlined his program in his State of the Commonwealth address and Democrats responded with their differences.
The General Assembly will begin its 2012 session today with a strengthened Republican majority in the House of Delegates and an evenly divided Senate. WCVE State Capitol Correspondent Craig Carper reports.