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Republicans ignoring signs of some economic gains

...touted a gain of 100,000 jobs in his state in the last year and an unemployment rate below the national average. Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell told fellow Republicans that over the last two years, "with Republicans and Democrats working together...
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Court gives former soldiers choice of rehab over jail

...anybody charged with a crime," Murphy said. "We have seen a complete erosion of the rehab programs available to the average citizen." Web links For more, go to Department of Veterans Affairs:
State governments: Canaries in the depths of the economic mine

...increased federal matching funds that they then convert to general aid and use for health care or not, as they please. Virginia Gov. James Gilmore wants to use such a scheme to help cover the cost of his car-tax repeal. The rip-offs have cost...
Outside editorial: Head Start renewal: Program works for vulnerable children

...programs is extraordinarily expensive, and it's crucial that local jurisdictions make wise use of limited resources. Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, D, campaigned on universal pre-K, but the state's tight finances caused him to wisely recalibrate...
Macaulay competes with pride, purpose

...Olympics-style competition for disabled veterans. Web links For more on the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, check out and for the AlaskaDisabled Veteran Sports Program, check out
Gov. Sean Parnell ending 1st state-sponsored trip overseas that included stops in Europe, Israel

...invitation of the Israeli government, which also has reached out to other state and federal leaders from the U.S. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell also attended the meeting with Peres, as did the wives of the two governors.It was the latest in...
Fact: Civil War was all about slavery

...Confederates without any controversy." It was an astute observation, the truth of which was deftly illustrated recently by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Seems he issued a proclamation declaring April Confederate History Month in the commonwealth. Said...
Downsizing defense

...them in southeastern Virginia." Gates' proposal got the attention of Sen. James Webb, a Virginia Democrat, and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican. Closing a national security facility would cost jobs and Virginia, which recently...
Bloggers can't fill gaps left by shrinking press corps corps gets, the more you see personality stories rather than pieces about what is at stake for people," says Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine. "Smoking in restaurants is always going to get covered, but now, when we make big changes in mental...
Letter sent to governor's office possibly rigged to ignite

...letters were intercepted in offices in Virginia and West Virginia. The letter that arrived in Richmond never threatened Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner, said Bill Leighty, the governor's chief of staff. The letter, addressed to "executive chambers...


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