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  • Friday December 18th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe unveiled a two-year spending plan Thursday that includes a billion dollar increase in education spending, small corporate and individual tax cuts, and a 2 percent raise for state employees. The Democratic governor is also renewing his long-shot push to convince the GOP-controlled General Assembly to approve an expansion of Medicaid. McAuliffe, who unveiled his $109 billion two-year budget proposal before ...
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  • Friday December 18th, 2015
    From Gazettejournal.net A local developer is in the process of establishing a wetlands mitigation bank in Mathews. The Gloucester-Mathews Gazette Journal reports that Port Haywood resident Joe Perdue, operating as Chesbay Conservation LLC, is in the process of purchasing nearly 100 acres of farmland along Route 14 between the VDOT maintenance shed and the Mathews Transfer Station in order to reestablish the forested wetlands that once ...
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  • Thursday December 17th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A highway guardrail system that critics call dangerous has passed most of the safety tests financed by the state of Virginia, according to reports obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday, but state officials still have concerns about the product and plan to remove it from state roadways. The chief engineer for Virginia’s Department of Transportation said in a memo to employees ...
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  • Thursday December 17th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is proposing a billion dollar increase in education spending, small tax cuts, and a 2 percent raise for state employees. The Democratic governor is also renewing his long-shot push to convince the GOP-controlled General Assembly to approve an expansion of Medicaid. McAuliffe unveiled his $109 billion two-year budget proposal Thursday at the Capitol. He says he took a ...
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  • Thursday December 17th, 2015
    The Save the Rappahannock Coalition has run up a legal bill of more than $50,000, and they are asking the Lancaster County Board of supervisors for help paying it. The fees are help to fund the Coalition’s legal battle with Dominion Power over Dominion’s proposed transmission towers across the Rappahannock River adjacent to Robert O. Norris Jr. Bridge. County supervisors in October authorized the county attorney ...
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  • Wednesday December 16th, 2015
    Virginia State Police have released more information regarding a fatal auto-pedestrian accident Tuesday night in Gloucester County. A 1992 Suzuki Sidekick was traveling northbound on Route 17, about 7:30 p.m. near Providence Road, when the driver struck a man running across the travel lane, said spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya. Patrick Danforth, the pedestrian, was killed on impact.  He had exited his car to push a disabled vehicle off the roadway, Anaya said. ...
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  • Wednesday December 16th, 2015
    Press Release from the Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe: RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced a series of budgetary proposals aimed at laying a foundation for a new Virginia economy by investing in higher education and strengthening workforce development. Speaking today at Reynolds Community College before an audience of higher education representatives, business leaders and elected officials, Governor McAuliffe said, “The biennial budget I will introduce this week will make significant investments in ...
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