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Va. governor offers modest spending hike in budget

Gov. Bob McDonnell offered cautious revisions Monday to Virginia's two-year budget, targeting modest spending increases for indigent health care, conditional raises for teachers and a hefty $128 million deposit into the state's rainy day reserves, and emphatically rejecting an expansion of Medicaid for the state.

Monday - 12/17/2012, 03:47pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, budget, amendment

Va. public safety memorial to honor 765 workers

More than 700 names will be engraved on a Virginia memorial honoring public safety workers killed in the line of the duty.

Monday - 12/17/2012, 11:13am EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, Sherri Anne Green

Va. gov invokes Tech slayings, offers his prayers

Virginia's governor is extending his sympathies to Connecticut following a horrific elementary school massacre, saying the state still has "painful memories" from the April 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 02:06pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, Virginia Tech

McDonnell proposes 2 percent teacher pay raise

Gov. Bob McDonnell is seeking 2 percent pay raises for public school teachers _ their first in five years _ provided Virginia lawmakers next month also make it easier for administrators to fire teachers deemed incompetent based on poor performance appraisals.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 04:03pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, teacher pay raise

Governor announces military credentialing website

A new online tool is available for military members who want to make the transition to Virginia's civilian healthcare work force.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 12:17pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, military members

Va. Guard units celebrate holidays with loved ones

For the first time in more than ten years, the Virginia National Guard units will celebrate the holidays stateside.

Saturday - 12/08/2012, 03:01pm EST

Tags: Virginia National Guard, military life, deployments, Sept. 11, Bob McDonnell

McDonnell to program some cuts into revised budget

Even if Congress reaches a deficit-reduction agreement to avert the end-of-year "fiscal cliff," Gov. Bob McDonnell said Thursday his amended budget will include some of the $130 million in cuts state agency chiefs recommended a week ago.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 07:41pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell

Va. launches farm conservation initiative

Virginia is launching an initiative to help farmers keep livestock out of waterways and manage grazing on pastureland.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 12:29pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, Virginia Enhanced Conservation Initiative

Reports: Gov's security travel costs $160,000

Costs for travel and lodging through October for Gov. Bob McDonnell's State Police security detail totaled slightly more than $105,000.

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 07:06pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell

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