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ReporterSalem schools are in the spotlight. On Wednesday, Governor Bob McDonnell cited the city's school system and its new program in his 2013 State of the Commonwealth speech. "That's why I'm proposing $15 million for school districts to reward their well-...
ReporterRepublican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan rallied Republicans, defended Mitt Romney and dismissed the third party presidential campaign of Virgil Goode during a visit to Danville Wednesday. WDBJ7 sat down with Ryan for the second time since the...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefThe Bedford Avenue Meat Shop caters to health-conscious consumers who want "all-natural" products. "Eating all-natural, organic food has a positive effect, on a long-term basis, to your general health," said butcher John Michael, who believes organic...
WDBJ7 ReporterRetirees call it a slap in the face. A Southern Virginia school district decided to pull its pension plan after asking dozens of people to retire. Monday night those retirees confronted the school board saying they feel betrayed. "The word of the board...
A group of soon-to-be social workers is speaking out against a bill that would require welfare recipients to be drug tested (HB-73). Graduate students in Radford's social work program took their protest to the students on Wednesday. They started a...
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Virginia government will spend millions more than Gov. Bob McDonnell proposed for community care of the disabled, bear a greater share of payments into the underfunded state pension system and provide moderate relief for local school districts. The...
Virginia residents are getting an opportunity to review and comment on Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposed two-year state budget. The House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees of the General Assembly will hold regional public hearings this week on the...
The Virginia Senate has passed legislation to require drug screening of welfare recipients. The Republican-backed bill passed 20-19 Tuesday and now goes to the House of Delegates, which has postponed its version of the measure until 2013. Sen. Steve...
News 7 ReporterGovernor Bob McDonnell says his plan to shore up the state's retirement system will require state employees to pay more. He outlined a proposal Thursday that will increase employee contributions by one percent over two years. McDonnell has already...
ReporterA bill that would require drug testing for recipients of some public assistance programs cleared a House committee on Tuesday. The legislation requires local departments of social services to screen participants in the VIEW (Virginia Initiative for...
Governor Bob McDonnell's prescription for the ailing Virginia Retirement System includes a 2.2 bilion dollar infusion of cash. McDonnell says historic contributions from the state and Virginia's local governments are needed to shore up the pension plan,...
AP Political WriterGov. Bob McDonnell's new budget ends hundreds of millions of dollars in inflation allowances for health care and non-classroom public school programs and dramatically scales back pre-kindergarten programs. The two-year spending blueprint he's presenting...
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