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Correction: XGR-Schools-Labor Day story

In a Jan. 30 story about legislation to allow local school districts the option to set their own dates for starting the school year, The Associated Press overstated the tourism industry's estimates of revenues and job losses if the bill becomes law. The projected loss is expected be $369 million, and the number of jobs lost is uncertain.

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 08:16am EST

Tags: Kings Dominion law, school start, Bob McDonnell

McDonnell: No gas tax during recession

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is a guest on WTOP's "Ask the Governor" program.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 04:26pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, transportation


McDonnell proposes selling naming rights to roads, bridges

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has proposed selling the naming rights to highways, interchanges, bridges and other infrastructure for an annual fee to raise money for the Commonwealth's transportation fund.

Sunday - 01/22/2012, 08:33am EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, Commonwealth Transportation Board

Va. Senate narrowly passes U.S. House remapping bill

A Republican-backed congressional redistricting plan cleared the Virginia Senate on a party-line vote Friday over Democratic objections that it's unconstitutional and illegally weakens black voting strength.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 01:56pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, Virginia General Assembly, redistricting, Mark Obenshain

McDonnell endorses Romney

Virginia's governor is backing Mitt Romney.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 08:45am EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, mitt romney

D.C.-area airports board shuffle fails in House

A measure to reshuffle the governing board of the multi-state authority that oversees Washington's Dulles and Reagan National airports failed to achieve the four-fifths majority it needed to pass Virginia's House as emergency legislation.

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 02:11pm EST

Tags: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board, Dulles International Airport, Reagan National Airport, Virginia General Assembly, Bob McDonnell

Mental health groups fear Md. will slash funding

It's budget-slashing time and among the most fearful of budget cuts in Maryland are groups that look after the mentally ill.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 11:11am EST

Tags: mental health, Bob McDonnell, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Katherine Slye-Griffin, nami

GOP's Bolling, Cuccinelli get jump on '13 guv race

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, rivals for the 2013 Republican gubernatorial nomination, took in about $1 million each in campaign contributions last year.

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 01:55pm EST

Tags: Bill Bolling, Ken Cuccinelli, Bob McDonnell, public schools

Va. OKs $1.2 million for farmland preservation

More than $1.2 million in farmland preservation grants is heading to 13 Virginia localities.

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 12:52pm EST

Tags: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bob McDonnell

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