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Economic Outlook
9:43 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Federal Budget Impact on Virginia

The spending bill signed into law by the president last week has a lot in it for Virginia.

Virginia possibly makes out better than any other state from the one point one trillion dollar spending bill. The state’s economy took a hit in two thousand thirteen. Many federal contractors and workers suffered through pay cuts as they were furloughed. Then there’s the government shutdown which ripped around twenty four billion dollars out of the U-S economy. Northern Virginia Democrat Jim Moran says this bill provides the certainly the state has needed.

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Virginia Public Access Project
9:29 am
Mon January 20, 2014

VaNews for 01.20.14

Governor McAuliffe's first week on the job finds him among the cubicles in the state payroll office and an Alexandria city council member thinks it time to clear some old laws off the books. 

Those stories have been among the most clicked over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org .

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Senate Approval
4:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Shared Work Program

The Virginia State Senate has passed legislation that uses unemployment benefits to help keep employees on the job in lieu of being laid off.

Nearly two dozen other states participate in what's called a "shared work" program. Senator Bill Stanley, the sponsor of the legislation, says it's an important step in Virginia to save jobs, especially when employers are anticipating a downturn in their business and must cut costs. 

Under this law, the employees won’t be laid off and won’t lose money altogether when their hours are reduced.

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Open Mic
11:52 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Make A Wish

A month into the new year, and Charlottesville author Deborah Prum is thinking about how people can make their wishes come true.
 

 

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Open Mic
11:37 am
Fri January 17, 2014

The Other Debbie

Many Virginians will resolve this new year to exercise more -- but Charlottesville author Deborah Prum has discovered limits to what working out can achieve.

 

Have you ever wanted to be someone you’re not?

So, one day I was at the gym exercising on the calf-stretching machine.  As you might imagine, calf-stretching is boring, so I looked to my left to see my friend, Debbie who sat inside this claw-like apparatus, pushing up and out against what looked like a heavy weight.

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