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2009 Governor's Race: Bob McDonnell Coverage

McAuliffe discovers taking presents can be tricky
Back in January, days before Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were criminally charged in connection with gifts accepted while he was in office, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order that imposed a $100 cap on what he and his family members could accept. Since then, the new governor has found that policing presents might not be as easy as he'd originally thought.
Norfolk | Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:08:33 -0400

The Hook in review: 12 years of covering Charlottesville
The first issue of the Hook hit the streets February 7, 2002, in an America still reeling in post-9/11 shock— not quite sure how our world would change, but with an uneasy feeling that it would not be for the better. In Charlottesville, the Downtown Mall had not yet had its Pavilion or Transit Center built on the east end. The Meadow Creek Parkway was still under debate, and the U.S. 29 Western Bypass was believed dead and buried. The old Woolen Mills dam still stood, the Jefferson Theater was a second-run movie house, and the Paramount Theater was in the throes of a lengthy restoration. And a handful of writers, graphic designers, ad reps, and photographers followed editor Hawes Spencer to start a new weekly in a small town that already had a weekly on what would become Mr. Hook's wild ride. 2002 Charlottesville's Democratic rule was rocked with the election of Rob Schilling, the first…
Charlottesville The Hook | Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:35:27 +0000

Education leaders note objections to funding
Amidst concerns of massive budget cuts, Gov. Bob McDonnell, on Jan. 16, announced his K-12 education plan for 2012. The Governor is pushing for vast K-12 education reforms that will affect teachers and school divisions if passed as is.
Emporia | Tue, 24 Jan 2012 09:36:48 -0500

Time, regulation on uranium sought
A day after Southern Virginia business leaders, medical professionals and legislators took their case against uranium mining to Richmond, Governor Bob McDonnell issued a press release calling on the General Assembly to “take no action to permit uranium mining during its 2012 session,” and the creation of a multi-agency workgroup to a site specific study and create preliminary regulation recommendations.
South_Hill | Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:05:10 -0500

Schools could see an increase in state funding this year
At Monday's regular school board meeting, Greensville County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Philip L. Worrell gave a presentation on Gov. Bob McDonnell's budget proposal and the effects it could have on local funding issues.
Emporia | Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:15:35 -0500

La Crosse Elementary School gets state award
La Crosse Elementary School is one of 447 schools and two school divisions named as recipients of 2012 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement. Governor Bob McDonnell and the Board of Education made the announcement Thursday. The incentive program recognizes schools and divisions that far exceed minimum state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and the board. La Crosse Elementary is a recipient of the prestigious Competence to Excellence award.
South_Hill | Fri, 6 Jan 2012 15:51:58 -0500 to open facility in Dinwiddie
From Staff Reports Governor Bob McDonnell and, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Thursday announced the company's plans to open two fulfillment centers in Virginia, investing a total of $135 million. The company will invest $85 million and create more than 1,000 jobs in Chesterfield County, and invest $50 million in Dinwiddie County, creating more than 350 jobs.
Emporia | Wed, 28 Dec 2011 11:18:38 -0500

No cuts for CMH in state budget
Officials at Community Memorial Healthcenter say the proposed biennium state budget released by Governor Bob McDonnell several weeks ago is not much of a Christmas present for rural health care.
South_Hill | Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:38:04 -0500

Budget concerns take center stage for Trustees
To no one’s surprise, a stagnant economy and Governor Bob McDonnell’s biennium budget released this week dominated the agenda of the Mecklenburg County School Board Monday. Financial woes notwithstanding, the Board provided a proper send-off for two of its own, Trustees Carol Bowman and Tommy Coleman, for whom Monday’s meeting marked the end of their tenures on the Board. Both Bowman and Coleman chose not to seek re-election at the end of their current terms.
South_Hill | Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:33:21 -0500

Local officials wary of VRS plan
It is unclear what final impact Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposal to compel state and local governments to increase annual employer contributions into the Virginia Retirement System would have at the local level.
South_Hill | Fri, 16 Dec 2011 13:57:25 -0500

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