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ReporterA state prison that sits empty in Grayson County could be closer to receiving its first inmate. Amendments to the state budget approved Sunday authorize the Governor to open the 100-million dollar facility under the right conditions. Budget cuts...
Tags: Grayson County, Justice System, Prisons, Elections, Government
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefSeveral major storms have caused Danville to blow through most of it's snow removal budget. According to a news release from the city, Danville Public Works has spent 42 percent of it's budget for snow and ice removal this winter. Public Works...
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WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterElmo and the Cookie Monster are broadcast into hundreds of thousands of homes in this part of Virginia. Sesame Street is part of Blue Ridge PBS programming, but a recent proposal by Governor Bob McDonnell would halt all state funding of PBS. News 7...
McDonnell urges lawmakers to trim government RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Gov. Bob McDonnell is urging legislators to make some tough choices to cut spending and restructure state government. McDonnell said Wednesday night in his State of the Commonwealth...
ReporterThe House of Delegates and the State Senate passed competing budget amendments Thursday, as Democrats and Republicans sparred over transportation funding. The Senate worked quickly, approving its spending plan on a vote of 37 to three. The House took...
ReporterWill teachers pay into their retirement? The Roanoke County School Board had a special work session this morning to discuss the possibility as well as other budget issues. Nothing was finalized but one board member said he's not going to think about...
ReporterRising state revenues will help the General Assembly restore some funding to core services, and avoid more cuts. Sunday, House and Senate committees said they have also found more money for state employees who are slated to begin paying toward their...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia legislative budget writers have $152 million more to plow into the rival budget plans House and Senate money committees will finalize on Sunday. Gov. Bob McDonnell told House and Senate leaders Friday that the projected...
ReporterIt now appears likely the General Assembly session will head into overtime. House and Senate negotiators say they are making progress on the state budget, but have not completed an agreement. The fatigue is showing in Richmond, where state lawmakers...
ReporterIt took them an extra 24 hours, but state lawmakers approved amendments to the two-year, 80-billion dollar budget Sunday night. They also delivered a surprising conclusion to the 2011 regular session of the General Assembly. After days of delay and...
Reporter"Get it done on time and do it right." Governor Bob McDonnell summed up his message to budget negotiators as he prepared to meet with them Tuesday morning. Republicans have weighed in with "a tale of two budgets." "And I can sort of boil it down for...
Assignment ManagerLast summer's statewide computer failure was caused by both a hardware failure and human error. That is the finding of an external audit of the event released Tuesday by the governor's office. The outage crippled computer systems 26 state agencies, most...
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