Category Archives: State

Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Bill Requiring General Registrars to Deny Voter Registration Applications from Qualified Virginians

McAullifGovernor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed House Bill 9, which would require Virginia general registrars to deny voter registration applications submitted by eligible Virginians. In a statement explaining his veto, the Governor said he opposes stripping registrars of their discretion when it comes to omissions from applications that are not material to determining whether the applicant is qualified to vote in the Commonwealth. Continue reading

Governor McAuliffe Announces Deschutes Brewery Chooses City of Roanoke for Eastern U.S. Location

McAullifGovernor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Deschutes Brewery will invest $85 million to establish its Eastern U.S. brewery in the City of Roanoke. The Governor met with company officials at their headquarters in Oregon during his September 2015 West Coast Marketing Mission. Virginia successfully competed against North Carolina and South Carolina on the project, which will create 108 new jobs paying above the average prevailing wage in the region. Continue reading

First-year Virginia Tech students design spacewalking tool to be tested at NASA

VA Tech“The Martian” was a fictional tale detailing the survival of an astronaut accidentally stranded on the harsh planet. While NASA hopes to never leave an astronaut behind on any mission, the organization has real intentions to make exploration to Mars, like the mission showcased at the beginning of the book and movie, a reality. Continue reading

Two May Face Charges in Sunday’s Police Chase in Augusta County

augusta county sherriffOn 3/20/16 at approximately 1830 an Augusta County deputy observed two vehicles setting up to drag race at the intersection of Rt.-340 and Mt. Vernon Road. The deputy observed and heard the vehicle spinning tires and smoking the tires at the light. The vehicles did start racing each other as the deputy pulled in behind them. Continue reading

Farm Bureau applauds governor, legislature for ag budget

va-farm-bureauMembers of the state’s largest farm organization are pleased with funding of agriculture-related items in the finalized state budget.

Most notably, Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia General Assembly allocated a record amount of money for cost-share assistance in implementing agricultural best management practices. Included was $54.39 million for cost-share money in fiscal year 2017 and $8.8 million for fiscal year 2018. Continue reading

Mark Herring on Merrick Garland’s nomination to Supreme Court

mark herringAttorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court. Last week, Attorney General Herring joined 20 of his colleagues in writing the leadership of the U.S. Senate and the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to fulfill their constitutional responsibility and consider a nominee as quickly as possible. Continue reading