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Live Video app for Facebook by UstreamGov. Bob McDonnell's cautious revisions to Virginia's two-year budget target modest spending increases for indigent health care, conditional raises for teachers and a $128 million deposit into the state's rainy day...
WDBJ7 ReporterCongressman Robert Hurt believes the new congress will find more common ground to resolve national budget issues. Today the fifth district congressman visited businesses and honored the Danville Welcome Center's 10th anniversary. The newly sworn in...
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WDBJ7 ReporterTax breaks for everyone from Hollywood to Martinsville filled the so called fiscal cliff law. Many in Congress admit they didn't realize 74 billion dollars worth of new spending was in the bill first introduced to reduce the deficit. The new law...
WDBJ7 Senior ReporterSenator-elect Tim Kaine says he's confident Congress will work out a short-term deal to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. He said Thursday that he will work with Democrats and Republicans in the search for a long-term solution. Kaine says...
The so-called 'fiscal cliff' is only a couple weeks away. If Congress doesn't make a deal concerning the debt before January 1, you will see funding cuts in education, safety and other areas. Virginia's Governor isn't taking chances. His office recently...
WDBJ7 ReporterTax season starts next week, but you may not be able to start on some of those critical forms until mid-February. The Fiscal Cliff deal and the Affordable Care Act put the I-R-S in a bind. Accountants say that's trickling down, that tax filings almost...
reporter"Our message today to Congress, don't throw wind off the fiscal cliff," says Sarah Bucci, Environment Virginia. The clock is ticking and this group doesn't want to be caught under the buzzer. Explains Bucci, "Incentives are benefits in place to build...
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WDBJ7 ReporterYou've heard plenty about the fiscal cliff, but what does it all mean? The first thing that economists we spoke with said that "cliff" is a bad term. Slope would be the way to go. Everything that could happen as a result of a deal not being reached...
U.S. Senator Mark Warner announced today that he would not make a run for the governor's office ending speculation that he might run for another term in Richmond. He called his term as governor "the best job I ever had" but says he wants to be a...
Gov. Bob McDonnell says this year's state budget picture is even more uncertain than usual. The governor is putting together his proposed amendments to the two-year budget for the General Assembly to consider when the 2013 session convenes in January....
President Barack Obama says raising taxes on wealthiest Americans must be part of deficit reduction plan but says he is "open to compromise" and "new ideas." Obama says he will refuse to accept any approach that "isn't balanced." Obama says in his...
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ReutersBy David Lawder WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - Amid expressions of horror, grief and resolve over the devastating tornado that smashed into suburban Oklahoma City, many U.S. lawmakers expressed relief on Tuesday that they took action in January to bulk...
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