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  • State board approves Gloucester Health Sciences Academy

    The state Board of Education has approved a Governor's Health Sciences Academy for students in Gloucester and Mathews. Up to 100 students will be enrolled in classes offered at the two counties' high schools, said a spokesman for Gov. Bob McDonnell. The...
  • Among a series of specific transpo initiatives, McDonnell's ports proposal is vague

    In the ambitious transportation agenda Gov. Bob McDonnell laid out today (Tuesday), he said only a few words about the ports. But opponents and supporters of a privatization of Virginia's ports may see meaning in them. From a governor's office press...
  • Port reorganization creates storm at VIT

    Port reorganization creates storm at VIT
    Three board directors of the Virginia Port Authority's nonprofit operating company stepped down in protest ahead of a corporate restructuring plan that would strip them of their authority. The resignations, which happened at a Virginia International...
  • If crisis persists, ODU predicts dramatic job loss

    If crisis persists, ODU predicts dramatic job loss
    Budget analysts and politicians generally agree: Although budget cuts under sequestration began Saturday, the public will not feel the full effect right away. President Obama characterized the fallout as "a tumble downward" as opposed to a sudden drop...
  • In need of adult supervision?

    The New Year brings with it enormous challenges for Virginia lawmakers who are returning to the General Assembly. Most of us would like to think that the bread and butter issues that impact the lives of the people would be high on the list of things...
  • What does Gov. McDonnell think about Medicaid expansion? Read his letter

    What does Gov. McDonnell think about  Medicaid expansion? Read his letter
    Virginia's Gov. Bob McDonnell spells out his position on Medicaid and whether Virginia should adopt expansion. The Affordable Care Act, aka 'Obamacare,' offers the opportunity to expand Medicaid to between 250,000 and 400,000 Virginians at federal expense...
  • Education organizations weigh in on arming teachers

    A suggestion earlier this week by Gov. Bob McDonnell that it's time to discuss the possibility of allowing school officials to carry firearms in Virginia schools as a deterrent to events like last week's shooting in Newtown, Conn., is drawing opposition...
  • Gov. McDonnell proposes school safety legislation

    Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing eight pieces of legislation to improve school and campus safety. The legislation was proposed on Friday. Here's the legislation, according to a press release from the governor's office: 1) Immunity from civil...
  • Teel Time: Gov. McDonnell has reservations about Virginia Beach's arena funding request

    Gov. Bob McDonnell is an avowed sports fan but has reservations about committing $150 million in state money to a proposed arena designed to lure the NBA’s Sacramento Kings to Virginia Beach. McDonnell attended and help create Saturday’s...
  • Virginia House GOP open to Medicaid expansion deal

    Virginia  House GOP open to Medicaid expansion deal
    RICHMOND — Republican leaders in the House of Delegates said Monday they believe a deal can be reached with the Senate allowing for Medicaid expansion in the commonwealth under provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act. When the House and...
  • Amtrak event marks start of Norfolk service

    Amtrak event marks start of Norfolk service
    Amtrak's first Norfolk train should be preparing to leave the Washington D.C. station soon. Officially service starts Wednesday, but Tuesday's train is carrying dignitaries and transportation agency officials bound for and an afternoon event at the...
  • Gov. Bob McDonnell proposes 2 percent teacher raises

    Gov. Bob McDonnell announced on Thursday proposed initiatives that include 2 percent salary increases for all public school teachers in Virginia. The governor's proposal is the first time teachers would be in line for state-supported salary increases...