Yesterday Governor Bob McDonnell announced that Virginia experienced a 311 million dollar surplus, though there could be some troubling economic news for the Commonwealth should the federal government default on its obligations.
Articles by Craig Carper
Governor Bob McDonnell says potential cuts in federal spending for highways should not significantly affect his 4-billion-dollar transportation plan. Craig Carper reports.
Gov. Bob McDonnell signed two bills and an executive order yesterday to begin the transition of state-owned vehicles to alternative fuels. Craig Carper reports.
The Executive Council of the Chesapeake Bay Program met at Maymont Park yesterday to discuss the latest restoration efforts and progress in the Chesapeake Bay cleanup initiative.
Youth and mental health advocates are asking Governor McDonnell to reinvest in mental health services for Virginia children. Craig Carper reports.
Governor Bob McDonnell signed a bill yesterday that will lay the framework for an additional 6,000 slots at Virginia’s public universities. Craig Carper reports.
The Commonwealth posted a 17.9 percent increase in revenue collections for the month of May, and Gov. McDonnell expects a surplus at the end of the fiscal year June 30, though much of any left-over funds will go to pay down some IOU's. Craig Carper reports.
At a ceremony at John B. Watkins Elementary School in Chesterfield yesterday, Governor Bob McDonnell formally signed several bills aimed at making Virginia students safer. Craig Carper reports.
Democratic Senator Mark Warner and Republican Congressman Frank Wolf are sponsoring legislation to create new manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Craig Carper reports.
The House of Delegates and State Senate have rejected each other’s congressional redistricting plans and assigned conferees to reach an agreement. Craig Carper reports.