A week after a Quinnipiac poll had Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a seven-point lead over his Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor's race, the poll now says McAuliffe's lead has dwindled by three points.
Some other polls suggest that the Democrat still has a significant lead over the Republican-with additional surveys saying that his lead is growing. But one veteran political expert says the variation has a lot to do with who comes out to vote on election day.
Since his trial in 1990, former UVA honors student Jens Soering has maintained he did not kill his girlfriend’s parents – a prominent couple from Bedford County, though initially he did confess to the crimes.
But after he was convicted, new information came out, and the German government asked Virginia to send Soering – a German citizen – home.
Virginia’s colleges and universities may not get all—if any—of the funds they are requesting for news construction projects.
But the State Council for Higher Education is recommending that lawmakers make maintenance a major priority in the new biennial budget. The Council is also recommending continued funding of "Top Jobs 21"—a major education initiative started by Governor McDonnell.