GovBeat: virginia


Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Snowy special election will decide control of Virginia Senate

Four to seven inches of snow are expected in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, where polls are open until 7 p.m.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:20 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, States, virginia

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Here’s a sampling of local projects funded by the $1.1 trillion spending bill

A roundup of local projects in four states that will receive a combined $20 billion in funds.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:24 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, budget, budget deal, budgets, California, federal funding, washington, West Virginia

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Virginia’s new beginnings

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe will press Republicans on Medicaid expansion.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, medicaid expansion, minimum wage, obamacare, session preview, States, virginia

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 12/30/2013

FAA picks six states for drone testing

The decision could bring billions in economic development as the number of drone manufacturers grows in coming years.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:52 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, drones, Nevada, New York, newsletter, North Dakota, States, texas, virginia

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/16/2013

McDonnell lays out $96 billion budget proposal

McDonnell’s plan increases mental health funding, adds to the rainy day fund and doesn’t raise taxes.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:48 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budgets, States, virginia

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Study: Hawaii’s the healthiest state and Americans didn’t get fatter this year

New state-by-state rankings look at health in America across a number of measures.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, health, health care, Healthcare, Louisiana, maps, Massachusett, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Rankings, VERMONT, West Virginia

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Energy states have the biggest budget cushions

Being home to a substantial energy sector has provided a few states some fiscal security.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, budget, budgets, Energy, North Dakota, texas, West Virginia, wyoming

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Northeastern states will press Midwest, Appalachia on clean air

Democratic governors hope to force Midwestern and Appalachian states to clean up their air.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:05 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, Delaware, Environment, Illinois, indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, VERMONT, virginia, West Virginia

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013

For exiting McDonnell, investigation ‘heartbreaking and humbling’

McDonnell’s final days in office have been overshadowed by an ongoing investigation.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  States, virginia

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Casinos hold sway in 39 states, up from just two a few decades ago

What was the province of two states just decades ago is now available in nearly 40.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, gambling, georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, VERMONT, virginia

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013

A Thanksgiving dinner costs $7 more in Virginia than Arkansas

Nationally, however, the cost fell 44 cents to $49.04.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, Economics, virginia

Posted at 08:55 PM ET, 11/20/2013

McDonnell directs statewide review of mental health system after Deeds incident

Virginia governor says apparent communications breakdown may be to blame.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:55 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  States, virginia

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Where domestic energy comes from, in 5 maps

The U.S. produced more oil than it imported in October. Here’s where domestic energy comes from.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Energy, newsletter, Rankings, States, texas, West Virginia, wyoming

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 11/13/2013

The way West Virginia prices its bills is flawed, reports find

The process of estimating a policy’s fiscal impact allows for error and bias, according to a new report.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:45 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  West Virginia

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/13/2013

How Terry McAuliffe’s campaign changed the Virginia electorate

Technology and old-fashioned door-knocking shaped the race.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, newsletter, States, virginia

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 11/02/2013

Cuccinelli’s campaign for Virginia governor serves as second warning to rising GOP stars

Like Mitt Romney, the Virginia attorney general has failed to seize the initiative in his race.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:15 PM ET, 11/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  virginia

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 11/02/2013

Cuccinelli: McAuliffe brought ‘chutzpah from New York’

Cuccinelli made the comments at a get-out-the-vote rally Saturday in Prince William County.

By Reid Wilson  |  07:59 PM ET, 11/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, States, virginia

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 11/01/2013

That time Tim Kaine trolled Bob McDonnell

The calls were coming ... from inside the house!

By Reid Wilson  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  halloween, States, virginia

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/29/2013

The three strikes against Ken Cuccinelli

The Virginia attorney general is way behind Democrat Terry McAuliffe. Here’s why.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, cuccinelli, elections, mcauliffe, newsletter, polls, virginia

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Why Terry McAuliffe is beating Ken Cuccinelli, in 5 charts

Terry McAuliffe is vastly outspending Ken Cuccinelli on television. Here’s where, and by how much.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:11 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  advertising, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, newsletter, States, television, virginia

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Regional economics drive support, opposition to proposed airline merger

Mayors in hub cities back the merger, but some attorneys general are still skeptical.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american airlines, Arizona, business, economy, merger, Oklahoma, States, texas, us airways, virginia

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Judge rejects Democratic challenge to Virginia voter purge

A federal judge said there wasn’t enough evidence of disenfranchisement to stop a purge.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  States, virginia, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Virginia election officials purging almost 40,000 voters

Virginia officials have scratched more than 38,000 voters from its rolls, despite concerns from local election administrators.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:29 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cuccinelli, governor, States, virginia, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 09/25/2013

States fear big losses if government shuts down

A federal government shutdown would cost state and local governments millions of dollars a day.

By Reid Wilson  |  05:01 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Connecticut, Maryland, shutdown, States, virginia

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 09/24/2013

The Virginia governor’s race, illustrated

Movement among women and non-whites in sharp relief.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:15 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, virginia

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 09/23/2013

State reliance on federal dollars near all-time high

States are relying more on federal money than ever before -- and that money is about to disappear.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:20 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, budget, budgets, D.C., deficit, Maryland, New Mexico, virginia

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Per-student spending dropped by a fifth in Oklahoma and Alabama in just six years

At least 34 states spend less per student now than before the recession, according to a new report.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  07:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alabama, alaska, Arizona, budget, census, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Connecticut, education, florida, iowa, kansas, national association of state budget officers, North Dakota, Oklahoma, oregon, per-student, spending, student, West Virginia

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Budget fight could hurt Beltway-area local governments

Beltway-area local governments could feel the squeeze if debt ceiling fight leads to downgrades.

By Reid Wilson  |  05:25 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, investments, maryland, ratings, spending, taxes, virginia

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Who's voting in Virginia?

Virginia governor candidates are trying to motivate and persuade voters, and Prince William County will be critical.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:15 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, cuccinelli, elections, governor, mcauliffe, virginia

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Where the Virginia governor's race stands

By Reid Wilson  |  12:32 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, elections, politics, virginia

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Red America, blue America and reality TV

Why a Republican ad buy on "Duck Dynasty" might make a lot of sense.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:14 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue states, politics, red states, television, Two Americas, virginia

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Local governments cutting hours over Obamacare costs

Cities and counties facing the prospect of paying new health-care costs are opting instead to reduce the hours their part-time employees work.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, economy, jobs, new jersey, obamacare, taxes, texas, virginia, wisconsin