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Ralph Northam won’t resign as Virginia governor over blackface scandal

Ralph Northam won’t resign as Virginia governor over blackface scandal The cascading blackface and sexual assault scandals roiling Virginia politics, explained WWW.VOX.COM | By Dylan Scott, Anna North, and Emily Stewart  | Updated Feb 8, 2019, 5:05pm EST The crisis in Virginia state politics hasn’t subsided, but Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam won’t be stepping down. Northam has been under pressure to resign […]

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Yes, Virginia, This is Chaos

Yes, Virginia, This is Chaos University of Virginia Center of Politics | February 5, 2019 | Larry J. Sabato and Kyle Kondik, Sabato’s Crystal Ball Saying that anything in the annals of American political history is “unique” or “unprecedented” is dangerous, for the simple fact that the past is filled with so many oddities from which we […]

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General Assembly Republicans set to advance $1 billion tax relief package to the Governor’s desk by newt week

  General Assembly Republicans set to advance $1 billion tax relief package to the Governor’s desk by next week Virginia General Assembly leaders are advancing twin bills to provide nearly $1 billion in tax relief.  The House and Senate Finance Committees will both meet Friday to act on legislation that is expected to be voted […]

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Lawmakers Kill Plan to Add Tolls to I-81 in Virginia

Lawmakers Kill Plan to Add Tolls to I-81 in Virginia Virginia lawmakers have rejected a plan to add tolls to Interstate 81 to pay for $2 billion in upgrades that would improve safety and traffic flow. Feb. 1, 2019 Lawmakers Kill Plan to Add Tolls to I-81 in Virginia BY ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. […]

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Northam announces coal ash clean up agreement

  Northam announces coal ash clean up agreement RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s largest electric utility is backing a plan to excavate coal ash from unlined ponds after arguing for years that leaving the heavy metal-laden waste product in place was the best option. Gov. Ralph Northam and a bipartisan group of lawmakers announced an […]

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Governor Northam Announces $1.56 Million Investment in Albemarle County

Governor Northam Announces $1.56 Million Investment in Albemarle County  ~ Potter’s Craft Cider will quadruple production, renovate historic building ~  RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Potter’s Craft Cider, LLC will invest $1.56 million to relocate and expand their existing hard cider production facility and add a tasting room. As a result of this expansion, […]

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Governor calls bipartisan effort to clean coal ash ‘historic’

Governor calls bipartisan effort to clean coal ash ‘historic’   By Kathleen Shaw, Capital News Service Sen. Amanda Chase speaks at press conference announcing the deal on January 24. VCU Capital News Service   Virginians could see an additional $5 charge on their power bills after Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox […]

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Irish-based equipment maker to expand manufacturing in Henrico, adding 51 jobs

Irish-based equipment maker to expand manufacturing in Henrico, adding 51 jobs Richmond Times Dispatch | By John Reid Blackwell A maker of power distribution and protection equipment for data centers is planning to expand its manufacturing operations in Henrico County, adding 51 jobs. Anord Mardix USA Inc. will invest $907,500 to open its second manufacturing […]

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Virginia governor, lawmakers back tolls for I-81 upgrades

Virginia governor, lawmakers back tool for I-81 upgrades The Washington Post | By Alan Suderman | AP | January 8, 2019 RICHMOND, Va. — Tolls could soon be coming to Interstate 81 in Virginia. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and Republican lawmakers said at a Capitol news conference Tuesday the highway is too often the scene of long […]

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Marchand: Tolls pick winners and losers in Virginia economy

Marchand: Tolls pick winners and losers in Virginia economy The Roanoke Times | Jan 6, 2019 Franky Marchand Marchand is the Vice President and General Manager of Volvo Group Truck Operations at its New River Valley plant. The Virginia General Assembly will have many important decisions to make this upcoming legislative session, and among those […]