EPA carbon plan will kill 38,000 Virginia jobs, report says

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Plan will boost Virginia’s electric rates 25 percent and eliminate 38,000 jobs in the state, a new study predicts.

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McAuliffe: Making contracts with outside law firms public, accountable would ‘impose harmful restrictions’

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Virginia  /  No Comments

COME ON DOWN: Gov. Terry McAuliffe boasts about bringing new business to Virginia, but the state’s workforce participation numbers have been declining steadily since May.

Virginia taxpayers may never know why the Virginia Retirement System needed $322,000 worth of outside legal aid last year for investments alone. Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have made all legal contracts the state makes with outside special counsel available online for the public.

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Can privatization clean up Chesterfield schools?

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Accountability, Local Government, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

TIGHTER REINS: Chesterfield Supervisor Dan Gecker says third-party supervision of public school construction projects could control spending.

After allegedly “sandbagging the budget,” a Richmond area school district is under pressure to hire a private overseer for future construction projects.

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VA governor caves to law enforcement on privacy bill

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

DIGGING IT: Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced his support for a trans-Virginia gas pipeline on Tuesday.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is all but gutting a bill that would have seriously restricted police surveillance powers, caving to the wishes of the law enforcement community and angering civil libertarians and privacy advocates.

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McAuliffe veto opens polls for Hillary Clinton ‘ghost voters’

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Virginia  /  No Comments

LUV YA, MAN: Hillary Clinton's political aspirations got a boost in Virginia when Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed an election-reform bill last week.

Plowing the ground for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed an election-reform bill that leaves a gaping hole for absentee-ballot abuse in Virginia.

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Conservative efforts draw applause at Criminal Justice Reform Summit

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Kentucky, National, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Democratic leaders at a summit of unique sponsors for criminal justice reform praised the work Republicans are doing on the issue.

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