The immigration crisis, now subject to election-year political posturing, is inspiring members of the private sector to act where government is failing.Read More →
North Carolina State University officials denied two requests for public records about work performed by professors, claiming state law allows them to withhold the documents because the employees’ work was conducted in their roles as private consultants.Read More →
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has yet to respond to any questions as to how he’ll address the border crisis that’s affecting Virginia. He has too many things on his plate.Read More →
Virginia’s unemployment rate increased for the second month in a row in June, but while the numbers may be cause for concern, one economist says there’s more to the story.
Virginia’s jobless rate stood at 5.3 percent in June, the Virginia Employment Commission reported last week, up from 5.1 percent in May. Virginia is one of only 14 states in which unemployment rose in June, while the rate declined in 22 others. It stayed the same in the remaining 14 states.
But Keith Hall, a senior research fellow at George Mason’s Mercatus Center in Fairfax, said the numbers reported by the Virginia Employment Commission reported are not a good indicator of the real economic situation. That’s because there’s such a high margin of error in the state rate — one percent, versus one-fifth of one percent for national unemployment numbers, Hall said.Read More →
Big-spending Democratic donors take the gold, silver and bronze when it comes to contributions to super PACs so far this election cycle.Read More →
A Commonwealth Court ruling on Tuesday paves the way for charter schools outside Philadelphia to expand their operations and take on more students.Read More →