Military and Defense Industry en Military Furloughs in VA <p>Officials in Virginia are looking at just how sequestration cuts are impacting military operations in the Commonwealth.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:46:09 +0000 Tommie McNeil 8251 at Military Furloughs in VA Economic Fallout of Sequestration <p></p><p>A renowned economist is relaxing her predictions somewhat about the effects of federal sequestration on Virginia and now sees a reason for some optimism.&nbsp; Chris Chmura says although the impact of the cuts will still hurt the Commonwealth more than most states, she expects there will&nbsp; be some modest job growth.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:38:49 +0000 Tommie McNeil 6553 at Economic Fallout of Sequestration Digitizing History <p>Sixty-five years ago, ‘The Marshall Plan’ for reviving Europe’s economy after World War II, changed the course of history. As Secretary of State after the war, General George Marshall conceived the plan in the wake of the devastation of World War Two. The plan resides here in Virginia and is still studied by leaders and scholars from all over the world.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Robbie Harris 5255 at Digitizing History Bracing for Cutbacks <p>While other states with a high military presence brace for the effects of sequestration, Virginia leaders are preparing for a double whammy with the possibility of another Base Realignment and Closure of key facilities.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:05:04 +0000 Tommie McNeil 3612 at Bracing for Cutbacks Sen. Tim Kaine Takes the Floor <p>Virginia’s newest U-S senator, Tim Kaine, delivered his maiden speech on the Senate floor this week. His first address to his colleagues came much earlier than expected.</p><p>The Senate floor is viewed by many as a sacred space. That’s why most freshmen lawmakers wait months before addressing their peers in the austere chamber. But with billions of dollars in budget cuts slated to rip through his state on Friday, Senator Kaine broke unwritten Senate protocol and spoke on the floor before even finishing his second month in office.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:38:26 +0000 Matt Laslo 934 at Sen. Tim Kaine Takes the Floor