Federal Government

Virginia Republicans
8:19 am
Fri October 11, 2013

VA Republicans at Odds with Party Leaders

While House Republican leaders are working to avoid defaulting on U-S debt, they’re still not offering legislation to reopen the entire federal government. Some Virginia Republicans disagree with the tactics of their party leaders.

There’s still no end in sight to the impasse keeping the government closed. Some Virginia Republicans, like Scott Rigell, are breaking ranks with party leaders over the strategy to reopen just slivers of the government.

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The Blame Game
5:13 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Government Shutdown

As thousands of federal workers in Virginia are locked out of their offices, lawmakers in the commonwealth are pointing fingers across the aisle.

Federal workers and contractors across Virginia are angry. Many already had to endure furloughs this summer and now the government shutdown is causing even more to lose income - and most workers report they actually want to be on the job.

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Business & Industry
4:43 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Businesses & the Affordable Care Act

Although the federal health insurance Marketplace for small businesses has been delayed until next month, employers still have some obligations that they must meet this week under the Affordable Care Act. 

That includes telling employees about the  launch of the individual Marketplace, where employees MAY find coverage options through the approved plans. 

All employers must distribute a U.S. Labor document that informs employees of the Marketplace and options. 

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Government & Politics
11:14 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Risking a Government Shutdown

Republicans in Virginia are willing to risk a government shutdown in order to defund so-called Obamacare, while others say the strategy will backfire.

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Budget Negotiations under Deadline
4:00 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Congress Gets Busy

As Congress resumes this week after its month long break there are a lot of pressing issues facing lawmakers that have a big impact on the economy in Virginia.

A handful of Virginia lawmakers were some of the loudest voices calling for Congress to fore go its August break and get serious negotiations underway on budget issues.

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