- Storm Cleanup
- The McDonnell Administration
RICHMOND — State agencies might need to cut up to $2.9 billion more from core services, such as education, law enforcement and health care, by mid-2012 to accommodate Virginia’s financial crisis.
- Virginia budget outlook poor; shortfall could grow | The Richmond Times-Dispatch
- Revenue picture sours in Virginia | The Washington Examiner
- Lawmakers talk about further cuts as state budget shortfall nears $3 billion | The Roanoke Times
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine announced Tuesday that the Virginia Education Department has launched a study of minority students’ low participation in gifted education programs statewide.
RICHMOND, Va. — Possibly as remarkable as the political pairing in support of a tax-code change to renovate old schools is the range of good it would do, former Gov. and U.S. Sen. George Allen told the Richmond Crusade for Voters last night.
Lynbrook Elementary School, which serves one of the poorest communities in Fairfax County, seems to be a model for reform. Three years ago, the Springfield school failed to meet state testing goals in English. Since then it has charted double-digit gains for every one of its closely monitored racial and ethnic groups of students.
RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Timothy M. Kaine says the number of children in pre-kindergarten classes has grown by nearly 40 percent during his term but that he wanted to do “so much more than that.”
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The University of Virginia is likely both to raise tuition and ask alumni to dig deeper into their pockets as the university seeks to find a more sustainable funding model in an era of dwindling state support.
A lot has been made in pop culture about what’s going to happen in 2012, Richmond School Superintendent Yvonne W. Brandon said yesterday to an auditorium packed with school officials, community business partners and students.
A plus sign could make all the difference for Beach students competing to get in colleges and universities across the nation.
Yes, the event has a not-so-illuminating name: TEDx NASA.
Montgomery County’s interim superintendent recommends that no disciplinary action be taken against the former principal at Eastern Montgomery High School, according to an internal investigation into Standards of Learning irregularities at the school between 2006 and 2008.
The enrollment drop in the Lynchburg City Schools may have slowed for now.
City and school administrators say their ongoing consolidation effort has already generated some minor savings and bigger-ticket ideas are under development.
There is a renewed push to find a new way across the Potomac River.
The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to test the High Rise Bridge on Thursday morning.
ROCKY MOUNT — Franklin County has joined Roanoke County in a request to restrict trucks on a portion of Virginia 116.
Anyone checking the federal government Web site that tracks stimulus money will find that Virginia’s 12th Congressional District got more than $2 million.
VIRGINIA BEACH — A major national food-distribution company plans to close its Virginia Beach warehouse and offices as part of its plan to consolidate operations.
The local housing market is still in trouble as many homeowners continue to face foreclosure — a problem exacerbated by persistent job losses and the expectation of more unsound mortgages coming due.
Virginia Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner are pressing federal officials to release disaster aid in the wake of last week’s powerful nor’easter that rocked Hampton Roads.
Crews have freed the huge barge that was stuck on the beach near a fishing pier in Sandbridge.
The McDonnell Administration
Sheila Johnson, the Democratic businesswoman who endorsed Republican Bob McDonnell in the governor’s race this year will serve as one his inaugural co-chairs, the campaign announced yesterday.
A $134 billion spending bill approved by the U.S. Senate includes $476.1 million for military construction projects in Virginia
With little hesitation, the Albemarle County Planning Commission sent a formal recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that called for wind turbines to be allowed in the county.
JAMES CITY – Supervisor John McGlennon is a firm believer that local governments, if given the proper legislative arsenal and funding, are in the perfect position to implement programs that would help curb climate change.
Virginia’s State Board of Elections will take up a recommendation by David Allen, Campaign Finance Manager and either confirm or dismiss the allegation at the November 23 meeting of the Board.
Former City Manager Jerry Gwaltney violated City Code, policies and procedures when he au-thorized an extra $465,000 for Coleman MarketPlace without City Council approval, City Attorney W. Clarke Whitfield reported to City Council during its Tuesday night work session.
A newspaper that wants to publish legal notices does not need a court order, a Norfolk Circuit Court ruled today in In Re: Dow Jones & Co.
This year’s budget shortfall was unprecedented, and next year’s could be worse.
Local artisans are helping to prolong the existence of a tulip poplar tree that once stood beside Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
YORK — York County’s Board of Supervisors shot down a proposal Tuesday night that would have brought parasailing to the York River waterfront.