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BREAKING THE LAW

Daily News Record

Unhappily, the bill in Virginia’s Senate to deny in-state college tuition to illegal aliens was defeated this week. Granting this privilege is unwise, but the striking thing about the debate was the typical invective from Gov. Terry, McAuliffe, Attorney General Mark Herring and the usual suspects on the left. Mr. McAuliffe had promised to veto the bill, of course, meaning the entire affair was nothing if not predictable.

VaNews January 24, 2015


U-VA. MOVES FORWARD WITH NEW FRATERNITY RULES THAT CAN IMPROVE STUDENT SAFETY

Washington Post

AFTER THE account of a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia was discredited, the campus could have tried to revert to the status quo. That it chose not to go back to business as usual is a credit to university officials and to students, who realized more needed to be done to improve safety. The result has been the implementation of sensible rules to crack down on the excessive drinking and other partying abuses that too often underlie sexual assaults.

VaNews January 24, 2015


WILL THEY REALLY DO IT?

Roanoke Times

...Is this for real?? A state Senate committee this week passed not one, not two, but three pieces of legislation that set Virginia on the path toward doing away with gerrymandering, the insidious process whereby legislators draw crazy-quilt districts to protect their own hides and basically rig elections before they even happen.

VaNews January 24, 2015


EMMETT HANGER'S TRIPLE PLAY

News Leader

Our local state senators are trying to right a 2004 General Assembly wrong at the center of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline debate. In doing so, Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, and Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Millboro, are not only taking on the ever-powerful Dominion Transmissions, but acting on behalf of private landowners who have been strong-armed by the utility's lawsuits and threats of eminent domain.

VaNews January 24, 2015


4 LOCAL PROFESSIONALS RECEIVE STATE BOARD APPOINTMENTS

By STAFF REPORT, Gazette Virginian

Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently announced several local residents have been appointed to state boards that work with lawmakers "on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the commonwealth."

VaNews January 24, 2015


BACK TO WORK, GOV. MCAULIFFE VISITS PETERSBURG FOLLOWING RELEASE FROM HOSPITAL

By SHELBY MERTENS, Progress Index

Gov. Terry McAuliffe appeared healthy as a horse at the Appomattox Area Health and Wellness Center in Petersburg yesterday morning, where he unveiled a new program that expands veteran's access to medical services. "Sitting here today, I feel great," he said.

VaNews January 24, 2015


HAMPTON ROADS ECONOMY SET TO IMPROVE IN 2015

By J. ELIAS O'NEAL, Daily Press

More housing starts and improved wage growth could beckon a national economic resurgence this year, albeit much slower for Virginia and Hampton Roads. "The U.S. economy has done better," said Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo managing director and senior economist. "The one thing I caution is you don't want to get too giddy about this. There are still 1.7 million, fewer full-time workers today than there were in December 2007. "

VaNews January 24, 2015


BY 2030, WASHINGTON REGION’S POPULATION COULD HIT 7.5 MILLION, STUDY SAYS

By PERRY STEIN, Washington Post

If you think traffic in the D.C. area is bad now, just wait until 2030. The region’s population could increase by 37.9 percent from 2010 to 2030, according to the Urban Institute, a think tank focusing on economic and social policy. That would be a total population of nearly 7.5 million people.

VaNews January 24, 2015


LAROCK BIDS TO ALLOW RADAR DETECTORS

By SALLY VOTH, Winchester Star

Reaction to 33rd District Del. Dave LaRock’s bill that would repeal the state’s ban on radar detectors was mixed among area law enforcement leaders. LaRock, R-Hamilton, said he didn’t consult police chiefs prior to submitting the bill.

VaNews January 24, 2015


TAYLOR: MCDONNELL CASE WAS "POLITICAL HIT JOB"

By TOM TAYLOR, Roanoke Times

...Just why would the feds go after him in the first place? Here was a state governor who had broken no Virginia laws, had stolen no money, rigged no contracts or taken any kickbacks, threatened no one, evaded no taxes, committed no perjury, received no illegal campaign donations, seduced no interns, nor defrauded anyone of anything. He was, however, a threat to Democratic control of the White House.

VaNews January 24, 2015