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.
Former UVa climate scientist Michael Mann’s work at the university is again the subject of a court battle and Virginia is working on a database that’s making some privacy advocates uncomfortable. Those stories have been among the most clicked over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.
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.
The federal government shutdown provided fuel for the Democratic candidate for Attorney General to take shots at his Republican rival during their second debate.
But while GOP Senator Mark Obenshain did not distance himself from the group which Democratic Senator Mark Herring says is behind the shutdown, the Republican painted his opponent as a figurehead who lacks vision and understanding of the office of Attorney General.
The drive across Afton Mountain on Interstate-64 can be one of the most dangerous in Virginia when the weather turns nasty. But it may soon become a little less risky. And there’s been a dustup over chickens in Spotsylvania County. Stories about both were among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link.