Sequestration en Risking a Government Shutdown <p>Republicans in Virginia are willing to risk a government shutdown in order to defund so-called Obamacare, while others say the strategy will backfire.</p><p></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:14:52 +0000 Matt Laslo 10893 at Risking a Government Shutdown Congress Gets Busy <p>As Congress resumes this week after its month long break there are a lot of pressing issues facing lawmakers that have a big impact on the economy in Virginia.</p><p>A handful of Virginia lawmakers were some of the loudest voices calling for Congress to fore go its August break and get serious negotiations underway on budget issues.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Matt Laslo 10238 at Congress Gets Busy 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 State Revenues Still a Concern for Lawmakers <p>State revenues improved a little last month following a dismal drop of 6.1%&nbsp; in March.&nbsp; The news reassured members of the House Appropriations Committee, who worry that federal sequestration cuts could have a negative impact on both Virginia’s economy and the state's coffers.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 10:14:28 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 4707 at State Revenues Still a Concern for Lawmakers