State Government

Deadline for Health Insurance Options
4:46 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

State Employees See Insurance Changes

Tens of thousands of state employees will likely see an increase in the cost of their health insurance plans. 

They also face a deadline this week,  as the Commonwealth begins to implement significant changes in its health insurance plans. 

Open enrollment for revising health benefits, investing in flexible spending accounts, adding family members, and other options ends this Friday.

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Underway This Weekend
4:35 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Republican Convention in Richmond

More than 13,000 GOP convention delegates have converged on Richmond from all over the state to confirm Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as the party's gubernatorial nominee—and to nominate their candidates for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General on Saturday. 



 

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Quinnipiac University Poll
4:29 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Governor McDonnell's Job Approval Rating

A new Quinnipiac poll gauges where Virginia voters stand on Governor Bob McDonnell in light of the relationship between McDonnell and Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, who paid for wedding catering for the Governor’s daughter. 

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Former Chef to the Governor
11:01 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Date Set in Chef's Embezzlement Case

Todd Schneider

A Richmond judge has set a trial date for the felony embezzlement case of former Executive Mansion chef Todd Schneider, who is accused of stealing food from the residence. 

Schneider also catered the wedding of Governor McDonnell’s daughter, and his descriptions of the relationships between Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, the McDonnell family, and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli have prompted new investigations but no new charges. 

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Climate Change & Politics
3:02 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Scientist Makes Political Endorsement

Scientists don’t often get involved in political campaigns, but in Virginia one of the nation’s leading men of science has stepped up to endorse a candidate for attorney general.

Three years ago, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli demanded to see all of the e-mails and documents written by Professor Michael Mann during his years at the University of Virginia.  Mann and his colleagues had created a graphic showing how quickly the Earth was warming.  It looked like a hockey stick set on its side. 

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