Tommie McNeil http://wvtf.org en Virginia 529 College Savings Plan http://wvtf.org/post/virginia-529-college-savings-plan <p></p><p>While parents look for more affordable ways to send their kids to college, many are seeking information about the Virginia 529 College Savings Plan. A&nbsp; new briefing by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission suggests that the state’s Plan may be one of the most viable and sustainable options.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:26:56 +0000 Tommie McNeil 24482 at http://wvtf.org Virginia 529 College Savings Plan SOL Innovation Committee Begins Work http://wvtf.org/post/sol-innovation-committee-begins-work <p>Governor McAuliffe's Standards of Learning Innovation Committee has held its inaugural meeting, and its members now have their marching orders.&nbsp;</p><p>One of their long-term goals is revise the school standards to be more interesting and far more inclusive.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:49:01 +0000 Tommie McNeil 24416 at http://wvtf.org SOL Innovation Committee Begins Work Pre-Trial Hearing for Former Governor & Wife http://wvtf.org/post/pre-trial-hearing-former-governor-wife <p></p><p>While they sat separately but alongside their defense teams, former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, seemed to have a much calmer demeanor than some of other court appearances associated with their upcoming federal corruption trial.&nbsp; Their defense has been dealt several blows, but their latest pretrial hearing sought to discredit the prosecution’s tactics and star witness.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:33:40 +0000 Tommie McNeil 24363 at http://wvtf.org Pre-Trial Hearing for Former Governor & Wife Virginia Residents, Businesses Split over Internet Sales Tax http://wvtf.org/post/virginia-residents-businesses-split-over-internet-sales-tax <div style="font-size: 13px; font-family: 'bookman old style', 'new york', times, serif; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><p>Another national debate is taking center stage in Virginia—this time over a potential Internet sales tax. One group that’s opposed to out-of-state e-commerce taxation and the federal Marketplace Fairness Act says they have overwhelming proof that Virginians don't want it.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:37:41 +0000 Tommie McNeil 24264 at http://wvtf.org Virginia Residents, Businesses Split over Internet Sales Tax Offshore Wind Energy Efforts Lagging in the Old Dominion http://wvtf.org/post/offshore-wind-energy-efforts-lagging-old-dominion <div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'bookman old style', 'new york', times, serif;"><span style="font-size: 18pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">When it comes to offshore wind energy development, some environmental organizations say Virginia leaders are on the right track, but they need to greatly pick up the pace. An alliance that includes Environment Virginia and the Virginia Conservation Network says other East Coast states are eyeing wind-turbine dominance. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:56:51 +0000 Tommie McNeil 24147 at http://wvtf.org Offshore Wind Energy Efforts Lagging in the Old Dominion