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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-...
WDBJ7 ReporterWednesday night, Governor McDonnell laid out his plans for Virginia. His fourth State of the Commonwealth address touched on recurring themes, more jobs, better education, improved roads. Speaking to the General Assembly in Richmond, McDonnell also...
Gov. Bob McDonnell's plea for legislation to automatically restore the civil rights of nonviolent felons has been rejected by fellow Republicans in the House of Delegates. A GOP-dominated House subcommittee killed the legislation Monday, less than a...
Gov. Bob McDonnell plans to unveil his long-promised transportation funding reform package in Richmond less than a day before state lawmakers convene for their 2013 session. McDonnell has scheduled a Tuesday afternoon news conference to outline what...
Assignment ManagerGovernor Bob McDonnell asked Virginians to observe a moment of silence Friday morning to commemorate the victims of the Connecticut school shooting. McDonnell asked people to join him at 9:30 a.m. for a moment of reflection. Here is the complete...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefIf we want to see more business on Main Street, Virginia leaders think we need better grades in the classroom. To improve education, Governor Bob McDonnell is launching an effort called "All Students." Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling is traveling...
Tags: Politics, Students, Teaching and Learning, Teachers, Government
WDBJ7 Senior ReporterGovernor Bob McDonnell is proposing a major overhaul of transportation funding that would do away with the state’s gas tax, and increase the state sales tax by almost a penny. The Governor’s office says the plan would generate more than $3...
The revised budget Gov. Bob McDonnell presents to legislators next week will end the accelerated sales tax for all but about 200 Virginia retail merchants, freeing 98 percent of dealers from the 3 1/2-year-old budget-balancing scheme. The governor's...
Tags: Politics, Government, Bob McDonnell, Taxation, Executive Branch
Saying his state still has painful memories from the April 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech, the governor extended his sympathies to Connecticut following an elementary school massacre. Gov. Bob McDonnell said his thoughts and prayers are with the...
In the wake of Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut, Governor McDonnell has announced a state plan to review school safety in Virginia. The plan includes all schools and colleges across the state. According to a news release put out by...
Costs for travel and lodging through October for Gov. Bob McDonnell's State Police security detail totaled slightly more than $105,000. That's according to accounts first reported Monday by the Virginian-Pilot and the Richmond Times-Dispatch from open...
Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing 2 percent pay raises for public school teachers conditioned on more strenuous teacher assessment standards and a longer probationary period for new hires. McDonnell is asking the General Assembly to budget nearly $59...
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