Government & Politics

The Bottom Line
5:19 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Buena Vista's Debt Dilemma Serves as a Lesson

A decision made a decade ago by the city of Buena Vista created a debt load that city leaders now call insurmountable. It's a situation that might well serve as an object lesson for other localities in Virginia. 

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Next Step In Corruption Conviction
4:48 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Former VA Governor Awaits Sentencing

September 2014, Richmond, VA

When he's sentenced tomorrow will a former Virginia Governor get a slap on the wrist with community service or a short time in prison for 11 corruption convictions—or will U.S. District Judge James Spencer sentence him to a lengthy stint behind bars?  

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Government & Politics
7:49 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Fixing Wallops Island

Photo by Steve Jurvetson
Credit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Although a private company runs it, Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore will get a fresh start in the New Year and a financial boost from the federal government after a failed launch months ago caused significant damage. October's explosion of a rocket caused an estimated $20-million in damage--and the repairs will be paid for by Congress. 

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Government & Politics
4:22 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

A Look Back at Governor McAuliffe's Political Year

It's been almost a year since former Democratic National Committee Chair Terry McAuliffe took office as Virginia Governor, and many agree is that he's hit the ground running. 

But while McAuliffe is proud of the work he's accomplished thus far, some say he's tripping over some obstacles-either of his own making or from a GOP-led legislature. 

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2014: A Dissapointment in Congress
7:24 am
Wed December 31, 2014

VA Lawmakers Hoping for a More Productive 2015

Credit Creative Commons

Virginia lawmakers are bemoaning the meager work accomplished in Washington in 2014. A look at how some lawmakers fear 2015 may once again bring stiff budget cuts that would hurt the state’s economy. 

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