PORTSMOUTH — Local governments aren’t likely to escape the pain when the General Assembly attempts to eliminate an estimated $3.5 billion hole in the next two-year budget.
The first test of a computer model designed to rank regional transportation projects put an expanded Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel in the top slot, validating the howls of Peninsula lawmakers and commuters who have long argued for upgrades at the region’s worst choke point.
Despite an overwhelming majority who oppose the plan, the Virginia Railway Express operations board is expected to vote Friday on a measure that would effectively end a policy of discounting youth fares.
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginians are taking home less pay, spending less in stores and still are getting hit on their investments, new state tax-collection statistics show.
The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on residential properties in Virginia stood at 7.7 percent at the end of the third quarter, up from 6.9 percent in the previous quarter, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
AOL said Thursday that it plans to reduce its workforce by a third over the next several months.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech is reporting record enrollment in its Graduate School.
ABINGDON — An assistant biology professor at Virginia Highlands Community College has been named Virginia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Prosecutors can retry an ex-sailor who received a conditional pardon from Virginia’s governor after spending 11 years in prison for the rape and murder of a fellow sailor’s wife, a federal judge has ruled.
Virginia health officials are crisscrossing the state to ensure that restaurants and bars are ready to go smoke-free Dec. 1.
This is a critical time in Richmond, as considerable political jockeying shapes up for control of the state Senate, which Democrats control by a razor-thin 21-19 margin over the GOP. Republicans firmly control the House of Delegates.
Sen. Mark Warner said he wants to see more cost containment in the Senate’s health care bill before he can support it.
HAMPTON — Congress will be asked to create a national park covering historic parts of Fort Monroe following a landmark vote by the body investigating the base’s use after the Army moves out in 2011.
Richmond’s budget woes extend beyond the national recession and are being compounded by permanent revenue losses from Henrico County’s decision to change some ZIP code addresses from Richmond to Henrico, the city’s top finance official said.
At 5:05 Wednesday evening, 17-year-old Tiffani Walker stood outside MacArthur Center waiting for her mother to pick her up.