Federal Government http://wvtf.org en VA Lawmakers Debate Border Crisis Situation http://wvtf.org/post/va-lawmakers-debate-border-crisis-situation <p>Lawmakers in the region are divided over how to deal with the president's request for emergency money to deal with the flood of unaccompanied minors.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The new Republican proposal calls for deploying the National Guard to the border, while also funding more immigration judges to quickly process the unaccompanied children.&nbsp;The proposal still faces an uphill battle - even in the GOP. Here’s Virginia Republican Congressman Randy Forbes who has been calling for more border security.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:22:43 +0000 Matt Laslo 24789 at http://wvtf.org VA Lawmakers Debate Border Crisis Situation VA Lawmakers Propose Two New Veteran Care Centers http://wvtf.org/post/va-lawmakers-propose-two-new-veteran-care-centers <p>State money originally earmarked to renovate the state capitol in Richmond, may be used for funding of two new veteran care centers.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Earlier this summer, Governor Terry McAuliffe cancelled a planned $300 million dollar Capitol complex renovation, citing more pressing needs in the state.</p><p>Now, Republicans in the house would like to use that money to fund the state’s share of two new veteran nursing homes, one in Hampton another in Northern Virginia.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:20:40 +0000 Lisa Fenderson 24661 at http://wvtf.org VA Lawmakers Propose Two New Veteran Care Centers IRS Phone Scam Spreading Across the State http://wvtf.org/post/irs-phone-scam-spreading-across-state <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A nationwide scam has made its way to Virginia and state officials are sending out a warning.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The latest phone scam to hit the state involves fake IRS agents asking for money, and threatening arrests if you “don’t pay up”. The criminals will claim that you have an outstanding IRS debt and will strongly request that you “settle up” using a credit card.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:36:09 +0000 Lisa Fenderson 24443 at http://wvtf.org IRS Phone Scam Spreading Across the State Hobby Lobby Case Sparks Legislation http://wvtf.org/post/hobby-lobby-case-sparks-legislation <p>Most Virginia Democrats are pushing legislation to overturn last week's Supreme Court decision allowing some companies to deny contraception to&nbsp;employees.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:04:32 +0000 Matt Laslo 24272 at http://wvtf.org Hobby Lobby Case Sparks Legislation The VA General Assembly's Revolving Door http://wvtf.org/post/va-general-assemblys-revolving-door <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 21.111112594604492px; line-height: 22.82666778564453px;">In June, four state lawmakers unexpectedly resigned their seats in the General Assembly.</span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 21.111112594604492px; line-height: 22.82666778564453px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 21.111112594604492px; line-height: 22.82666778564453px;">While legislative retirements are not unusual, four Democrats in one month calling it quits before their terms expire is not the Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:05:21 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 23974 at http://wvtf.org The VA General Assembly's Revolving Door