Local Government http://wvtf.org en VaNews for 7.28.14 http://wvtf.org/post/vanews-72814 <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 18.88888931274414px; line-height: 28.000001907348633px;">A Virginia town is exploring its options for regulating fortune telling... and the state has come up with a new idea for moving more people into farming.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:14:38 +0000 Fred Echols 24948 at http://wvtf.org VaNews for 7.28.14 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 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 Many Unknowns When It Comes to State and Local Budgets http://wvtf.org/post/many-unknowns-when-it-comes-state-and-local-budgets <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Spring is the season when Virginia’s local governments put the finishing touches on their own budgets for the next fiscal year, which begins July </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; But they’re finding it difficult to craft their spending plans without knowing exactly how many dollars they will receive from the state-which is unknown due to the state budget impasse.&nbsp; They’re trying to get the job done, anyway, and in some cases, with consequences to local taxpayers.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:41:15 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 20661 at http://wvtf.org Many Unknowns When It Comes to State and Local Budgets What Does the Future Hold for the New River Valley? http://wvtf.org/post/what-does-future-hold-new-river-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What will it be like to live in the New River Valley over the next twenty years?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Well, that depends on what happens now that a 3 year study on livability in the </span>NRV<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is complete and ready to be acted upon. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:58:50 +0000 Robbie Harris 17448 at http://wvtf.org What Does the Future Hold for the New River Valley?