If you’re like me you put off doing your taxes. You know that in the spring it’s not always easy to find a weekend that both you and your spouse can clear the table, sit down with the calculator and all the receipts, and do the tabulations to get the Form 1040 and accompanying Schedules A, B…filled in. To be quite honest I dislike having to get it done. How about you?
The Senate Finance Committee has rejected the traditional Medicaid expansion in Governor McAuliffe’s proposed budget in favor of its own alternative, “Marketplace Virginia.” The Senate plan would use federal funds to provide private health insurance for residents who make under 139 percent of the poverty level, but GOP House leaders are not sold on the idea.
Last month, estimates of hundreds of thousands of people flocked to Austin,TX for the South by Southwest Festival. The music, film, and idea fest has helped cement Austin’s place in the new startup economy and now other cities around the nation are following their lead.
Official estimates say SXSW brought about 190 million dollars to Austin in 2012. But more importantly, SXSW has crowned Austin as the place to go for new art, music, and ideas.
Inmates in a Virginia jail will now be able to get their nicotine the high-tech way...and four student-athletes at William and Mary act fast and save a friend's home. Those stories have been among the most read over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.
Virginia Conversations is a weekly, live, listener-call in talk show produced by WVTF Public Radio. Airing on several Virginia Public Radio stations, this one-hour program features issue-oriented program focusing on timely topics of statewide interest.
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