If Governor McAuliffe signs the legislation, people will have more incentive to settle down in the Commonwealth. The Virginia Senate has just passed a House bill that allows those who are interested in purchasing a house for the first time to establish an interest-earning, home-buying savings account.
The infrastructure in this country is a source of concern, as many aging roads and bridges need repair. A construction specialist at Virginia Tech is studying a seven hundred year old road in South America to see what modern engineers can learn about building roads that last.
The Inca Road runs from Ecuador to Chile; through rainforests, deserts, and over mountains. In some places it’s just a path through the woods, like you might see on the Appalachian Trail. In other places, feats of Inca engineering stand as testaments to their knowledge of construction.
Virginia's House of Delegates has approved a Senate bill that may not become law, but has the makings of a legal battle if it does. The bill affirms the First Amendment rights of students to religious expression in the public schools. It also requires each school division to adopt a policy that allows students to express a religious viewpoint at any event in which a student is allowed to speak publicly.