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McDonnell applauds vote backing oil bill

Gov. Bob McDonnell says he's pleased a U.S. House committee is backing legislation to open waters off Virginia to oil and energy exploration.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:46am EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell

Leaders talk seriously about new Potomac bridge

The governors of Maryland and Virginia have started talking about the possibility of a new bridge span over the Potomac River.

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 09:04am EST

Tags: Adam Tuss, Potomac River, bridge over Potomac River, Jamestown Island, Bob McDonnell, sprawl & crawl

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

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