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Va. governor to add signature to energy bills

Gov. Bob McDonnell is promoting legislation that he says will help Virginia become the "energy capital of the East Coast."

Tags: gas prices

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 06:39pm EDT

Delay is likely for portion of autism coverage

At least part of a new state law designed to mandate insurance coverage for children with autism is going to be delayed because it requires state licensing for certain providers who handle a significant and costly form of care.

Tags: Autism , insurance

Sunday - 12/04/2011, 12:06pm EST

NoVa roads that could benefit from proposed transportation plan

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has proposed an ambitious transportation spending plan, so which roads in our area will get spruced up?

Tags: Transportation , budget , HOV lanes , HOT lanes , Route 28 , Route 50 , Route 7 , I-66 , Metro , sales tax

Saturday - 01/15/2011, 02:09pm EST

Billions in projects to make Va. road smoother, not faster

The Virginia Department of Transportation has developed more than a billion dollars in roadway projects for next year, which should make state avenues and routes smoother, but not necessarily faster.

Tags: Jeff Caldwell , VDOT , Virginia Department of Transportation , Interstate 66 , Route 50 , audit , budget , Hank Silverberg , Paul D. Shinkman

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 10:26am EST

Virginia may lead way on the 'Repeal Amendment'

It was one of the reasons the civil war was fought. 150 years later, the cry of "state's rights" is again gaining traction in legislatures across the country. Virginia may be among the first to consider what's called the Repeal Amendment.

Tags: Repeal Amendment , Constitution , Bill Howell , Congress , Virginia Senate , Virginia House of Delegates , Dick Saslaw , states' rights

Sunday - 01/16/2011, 10:10am EST

Va. Gov wants to lure Northrop to NoVa

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell tells WTOP he is ready to offer perks to convince Northrop Grumman to relocate to Virginia.

Tags: Contracting , Northrop Grumman , Northern Virginia

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 05:49pm EDT

Virginia Governor calls BRAC an 'amazing mixture' of news

As the Commonwealth of Virginia makes the transition to a new governor, the state's outgoing chief executive, Tim Kaine, reflects on one of the biggest challenges of his soon-to-be-concluded term: BRAC, the Pentagon's Base Realignment and Closure process, which is forcing the relocation of several large military facilities out of the state. However, as Kaine told Federal News Radio exclusively, the state was able to successfully mitigate some of the effects of BRAC, especially in the Northern Virginia suburbs.

Tags: newsstand , Virginia , Tim Kaine , BRAC , DARPA , Arlington County , Andrea Morris

Wednesday - 11/25/2009, 07:09am EST

Extras still sought for 'Lincoln' film in Va

Extras are still being sought for Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," which will be filmed in Richmond and Petersburg.

Tags: Steven Spielberg , Daniel Day-Lewis , Sally Field , Abraham Lincoln , Mary Todd Lincoln , Doris Kearns Goodwin , Team of Rivals

Monday - 10/03/2011, 08:22am EDT

Gov. McDonnell wants DoD to postpone BRAC move

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell says his state won't have enough time to prepare for the move of 6,400 Defense Department employees to the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., as part of the Base Realignment and Closure. The deadline for the move is Sept. 1.

Tags: BRAC , DoD , Mark Center , WTOP , Ask the Governor , Jim Moran , Jolie Lee , Virginia

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 02:19pm EDT
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