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McDonnell unaware of reform chairman's past

Speaking on WTOP's Ask the Governor Tuesday, McDonnell defended his appointment of Fred Malek, founder and chairman of Thayer Capital Partners, to the head of the 31-member panel tasked with making recommendations on reforming the state government.

Tags: Virginia House of Delegates , Fred Malek , Republican National Committee , Scott Surovell , David Englin , Ask the Governor

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 10:23pm EDT

Delegates want controversial appointee to resign

Two Democrats in the Virginia House of Delegates are calling on Gov. Robert McDonnell to ask for the resignation of a political appointee, just two weeks after he was named to his position.

Tags: Virginia House of Delegates , Fred Malek , Republican National Committee , Scott Surovell , David Englin , politics program , Mark Plotkin , Nathan Hager

Friday - 05/21/2010, 05:15pm EDT

McDonnell talks trash after visiting Lorton plant

Currently, Covanta Energy's waste-to-energy facility handles a million tons of trash per year, producing enough electricity to power 80,000 homes. The energy created is the equivalent of about 500,000 barrels of oil per year.

Tags: Lorton , Covanta Energy , waste-to-energy , Dominion Power , Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 05:52pm EDT

Va. delegate says commission chair anti-Semitic

McDonnell's choice of Fred Malek to serve as the Chairman of Virginia's Government Reform Commission has raised some eyebrows after Malek served in a controversial role during President Richard Nixon's administration.

Tags: Fred Malek , Government Reform Commission , David Englin , Tucker Martin , Anti-Defimation League , Bill Howell , Mary Margaret Whipple , Robert Brink , Hank Silverberg

Monday - 05/10/2010, 07:57pm EDT

Northrop Grumman moving headquarters to Va.

It could be a shot in the arm for the region's economy now that Northrop Grumman has settled on a location for its headquarters.

Tags: Northrup Grumman , Washington Business Journal , Hank Silverberg

Monday - 04/26/2010, 06:48pm EDT

Nothing to get crabby about -- bay's crab population increases

Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population increased 60 percent in a year and is at its highest level since 1997, the governors of Maryland and Virginia say.

Tags: crabs , blue crabs , Chesapeake Bay , Martin O'Malley , Maryland Department of Natural Resources , DNR , Grasonville , Virginia Institute of Marine Science , VIMS , Rom Lipcius , Potomac River Fisheries Commission , John Griffin , Doug Domenech , crabbing , watermen , Colleen Kelleher

Wednesday - 04/14/2010, 06:24am EDT

HOV exemption extended for 'clean fuel' hybrids

Drivers with a "clean fuel" license plate are getting the green light to drive solo in some HOV lanes for an additional year.

Tags: Virginia , HOV lanes , Virginia Department of Transportation , Dulles Toll Road , I-66 , I-95 , I-395

Thursday - 03/18/2010, 09:09am EDT

Va. toughens DUI laws against underage drinkers

The General Assembly approved four bills aimed at underage drinkers this week.

Tags: Virginia , General Assembly , Washington Regional Alcohol Program , Kurt Erickson

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 05:45pm EST

McDonnell: Delegate's abortion comments 'wrong'

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says a state delegate made "poor, offensive and wrong comments" when he said disabled children are God's punishment to women who aborted their first pregnancy.

Tags: Virginia , Prince William County , Bob Marshall , abortion , Planned Parenthood

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 02:00pm EST
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