Since Chesterfield County supervisors made it cheaper for developers to launch new projects they've been overwhelmed with applications, and as flooding gets worse in Hampton Roads there's a call for a new state cabinet position to manage response efforts. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.
According to the state, more than half of Virginia college students graduate in debt, half of whom owe more than $25,000. Democratic state lawmakers are now proposing the state step in directly: by getting into the student loan business.
Have you ever been curious about just exactly what happens at Virginia’s annual General Assembly meetings? Nick Gilmore gives us details about an organization that is trying to give members of the public a look into the state’s lawmaking process.