Government & Politics

A Retrospective - Part 3
9:00 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Ken Cuccinelli: Eleven Years of Public Service

He came within roughly two points of winning the Governor’s election, but Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will soon leave public service for the first time in 11 years.  While critics might disagree, he says he sought to defend state laws, fight for public safety and consumers, and push back against government overreach. 

In this final part of our retrospective series, a look at some of the initiatives that Cuccinelli believes will impact the Commonwealth long after he leaves office.
 

Cuccinelli says voter approval of limits to eminent domain was significant.

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A Retrospective - Part 2
6:15 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Bob McDonnell: Examining the Last Four Years

His campaign promise was “Bob’s for Jobs.” Now, 1300 economic development deals and 173-thousand net new jobs later, Governor McDonnell says economic issues were indeed his administration’s priority. But he also tackled homelessness and restored rights to more felons than any governor in state history.

In Part 2 of our retrospective series on the outgoing statewide officials, we take a brief look at McDonnell’s four years as the Commonwealth’s chief executive.

    

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A Retrospective - Part 1
7:50 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Bill Bolling: A Look Back at His Eight-Year Career

He served as Virginia's Lieutenant Governor for eight years and as a state lawmaker for even longer—and now Bill Bolling is saying goodbye to public office.  In Part 1 of our retrospective series on the statewide officeholders, Bolling discusses his preparation for life in the private sector and the legacy he leaves behind. 

Bolling says he wanted to be Governor but does not regret his decision to NOT challenge Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for the GOP nomination. He WILL, however, miss the people, service, and working at the State Capitol.

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Government & Politics
6:27 am
Mon December 30, 2013

VaNews for 12.30.13

More than 20-thousand vehicles in Virginia now bear the state’s “Don’t Tread on Me” specialty license plate....and thousands of children in the state have been exempted from the compulsory education law because of their parents’ religious beliefs.

Those stories are among the most clicked over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link.

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Government & Politics
7:38 am
Mon December 23, 2013

VaNews for 12.23.13

How uranium from dismantled Soviet warheads helped Virginians keep the lights on...and a new perspective on monitoring older drivers.

Those stories are among the most clicked over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link.

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