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Alcohol could get more expensive in Md. and Va.

If you enjoy alcoholic drinks, this news will go over like stale beer or a watered-down cocktail.

Tags: alcohol tax ,

Saturday - 09/04/2010, 01:17pm EDT

McDonnell discusses immigration laws at luncheon

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says his reasoning for asking state police to work with federal agencies is to ultimately help enforce immigration laws.

Tags: Immigration and Customs Enforcement , immigration law , Hispanic Chamber of Commerce , Department of Homeland Security , Andrew Mollenbeck

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 07:52pm EDT

Proposed Pentagon cuts make strange bedfellows

Five days after proposing controversial cuts in Pentagon spending, much of official Washington still is reeling. Defense Secretary Gates called for $100 billion in spending reductions over the next five years. Some of the proposals to achieve those savings are finding mixed reaction among officials on Capitol Hill and in industry.

Tags: management , DoD , Robert Gates , Roscoe Bartlett , J. Randy Forbes , Gerry Connolly , Jeff Sorenson , Army , Al Mink , SRA , budget cuts , INPUT , Max Cacas

Friday - 08/13/2010, 06:26am EDT

Virginia looks for affordable housing ideas

A state committee is looking for ideas on how to provide affordable housing, promote sustainable communities and address the needs of the homeless.

Tags: affordable housing , Housing Policy Advisory Committee

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 07:07am EDT

McDonnell looks to liquor to improve Va. roads

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said the state is currently robbing itself of money set aside for road construction by controlling the sales of alcohol and other private sectors.

Tags: Ask the Governor , HOT lanes , Beltway , traffic congestion , liquor sales , cell phone ban

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 07:08pm EDT

Sizable capital investments could come from European trip

Gov. Bob McDonnell visited Britain, Germany and the Netherlands, touting Virginia's business prospects.


Friday - 07/23/2010, 12:01pm EDT

Fairfax County livid over lack of road maintenance

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is extremely mad at VDOT and leaders in Richmond, saying both have failed to keep pace with road maintenance in the county.

Tags: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors , VDOT , Sharon Bulova , Va. General Assembly

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 09:15pm EDT

Metro approves Va. funding for new rail cars

The agreement comes after Virginia had been holding back an annual contribution of $50 million when Governor Bob McDonnell's administration expressed concerns about Metro management and safety.

Tags: Metro , Dulles Rail Corridor , rail cars , WMATA , Sprawl and Crawl

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 08:13pm EDT

McDonnell to travel to Ireland with family

Gov. Bob McDonnell and more than 20 family members are visiting the land of his ancestors in Ireland.

Tags: Ireland , vacation

Saturday - 06/26/2010, 12:19pm EDT

Webb wants IRS to investigate veterans charity

Jim Webb has asked for an investigation into the U.S. Navy Veterans Association. The Virginia senator says the charity has given little evidence of providing for veterans, despite the group's tax returns claiming they helped 2.2 million Virginia veterans in 2009.

Tags: Jim Webb , U.S. Navy Veterans Association , Internal Revenue Service , IRS , campaign contributions , Ken Cuccinelli

Monday - 05/31/2010, 12:03am EDT
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