His campaign promise was “Bob’s for Jobs.” Now, 1300 economic development deals and 173-thousand net new jobs later, Governor McDonnell says economic issues were indeed his administration’s priority. But he also tackled homelessness and restored rights to more felons than any governor in state history.
In Part 2 of our retrospective series on the outgoing statewide officials, we take a brief look at McDonnell’s four years as the Commonwealth’s chief executive.
This wasn’t a pretty year in Washington and Virginia lawmakers are as upset about it as voters.
Ask any lawmaker and they understand why Congress hit new lows in public approval during 2013. But there’s bipartisan agreement on at least one thing in Washington. Virginia Republican Scott Rigell agrees it was a frustrating year.
He served as Virginia's Lieutenant Governor for eight years and as a state lawmaker for even longer—and now Bill Bolling is saying goodbye to public office. In Part 1 of our retrospective series on the statewide officeholders, Bolling discusses his preparation for life in the private sector and the legacy he leaves behind.
Bolling says he wanted to be Governor but does not regret his decision to NOT challenge Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for the GOP nomination. He WILL, however, miss the people, service, and working at the State Capitol.
More than 20-thousand vehicles in Virginia now bear the state’s “Don’t Tread on Me” specialty license plate....and thousands of children in the state have been exempted from the compulsory education law because of their parents’ religious beliefs.