In the first in a series of 2011 General Assembly previews, Democratic Delegate Joe Morrissey of Henrico is submitting several bills on controversial topics for the upcoming session. Craig Carper reports.
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Governor Bob McDonnell is proposing more new spending initiatives than cuts to the state budget for the first time since the start of the recession. Craig Carper reports.
Gov. Mcdonnell says the state will buy the VCU parking lot and turn it over to the City of Richmond for preservation.
Governor McDonnell is asking state workers to begin contributing to the state’s strained retirement system for the first time in 27 years. Craig Carper reports.
Yesterday Governor Bob McDonnell and Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling announced the second phase of their Jobs and Opportunity economic development agenda.
Governor Bob McDonnell is again calling for the complete elimination of funding for public broadcasting in the Commonwealth. Craig Carper reports.
A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled the mandate to purchase health insurance found in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. Craig Carper reports.
The Virginia Education Association or VEA is asking the General Assembly for a three percent pay raise for public school employees during the next legislative session. Craig Carper reports.
House and Senate Republicans are introducing legislation this session that would ask Congress to give a super-majority of state legislatures the authority to repeal a federal law. Craig Carper reports.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he believes support is growing nationwide for his suit and other suits like it against the federal health care reform package. Craig Carper reports.