The Trump Winery hosts a public meeting tonight (Thursday) to discuss plans for an 18-hole golf course next to its vineyards, but opponents are lining up to give Donald and his son Eric a fight.
Donald Trump’s organization owns 14 golf courses, including Trump National in Loudon County, and son Eric - who oversees the Albemarle County winery acquired last year - says it’s the perfect site for 18 holes, but local environmentalists beg to differ. Rex Linville is with the Piedmont Environmental Council.
Virginia lawmakers split their votes last evening on the deal to open the government and avoid a potential default.
Even in the face of a potential default, Republican Congressman Morgan Griffith says he just couldn’t support the compromise.
“I campaigned on not voting to raise the debt ceiling unless there were some significant changes in the law that would help the United States of America, and particularly the 9th District of Virginia.”
But Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner says the gridlock on display the last couple weeks will have a lasting impact.
While energy providers are excited about the prospect of developing wind energy off Virginia's coast, many still believe that the state has a full complement of resources which are being underutilized or not used at all.
Democrats in Virginia are laying blame for the government shutdown at the feet of Virginia Republican Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader.
Most people on Capitol Hill don't even understand the arcane rules governing Congress. But an impassioned parliamentarian inquiry by Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen has now been clicked on by nearly two million people on YouTube. He says a rule change is what's keeping the government's lights off.
A packed room full of almost evenly divided speakers gave Virginia lawmakers an earful over how they should proceed with potentially expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. With more than 160 people signed up to speak at three minutes each, members of the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission will have much to consider before they make final recommendations.