Friday May 17
Navy's hiring message angers booted sailors
Do you agree with Rep. Scott Rigell's suggestion that the Navy re-hire ERB'd sailors to fill its manning needs? Send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include your name, rank and/or rating and duty station.
Tue May 14, 2013
Cuccinelli, visiting Norfolk, declines to specify how he'll offset tax cuts
Five days ahead of his expected nomination as the Republican candidate for governor, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli visited Norfolk today to tout his sweeping proposals to cut Virginia's income tax rates.
Thu May 09, 2013
Centre Daily Times
Redraw splits Ferguson Township three ways
State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Lock Haven: Benner; Boggs; Burnside; Curtin; Haines; Howard township and borough; Liberty; Marion; Miles; Show Shoe township and borough; Union; Milesburg; Unionville and all of Clinton County State Rep.
Tue May 07, 2013
Why Everyone Is Sweet on Scott Rigell
When last we checked in on Rep. Scott Rigell, the Virginia Republican was busy propping up various fast-food franchises stretched between Capitol Hill and Hampton Roads, Va.
Fri May 03, 2013
Does Tax Cut Measure Contain 'Poison Pill'?
After watching the Oklahoma House debate and then pass future income tax cuts for 2015 and 2016 on Wednesday, I almost have to wonder if Republicans haven't intentionally placed a poison pill in the legislation through the process of logrolling .
Thu May 02, 2013
The Daily News Journal
Carr may enter race to oppose DesJarlais
With nearly $200,000 in his war chest already, state Rep. Joe Carr could be on the verge of making the 2014 GOP congressional primary a three-man race.
Wed May 01, 2013
Oil and Gas Online
API Praises Pro-Energy Legislation From Congressman Rigell
API Director of Upstream and Industry Operations Erik Milito praised legislation introduced recently by Congressman Scott Rigell to allow drilling off the coast of Virginia.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Prison union calls for more officers
After inmates attacked and killed a correctional officer at a federal penitentiary in California in 2008, union leaders pleaded with the Bureau of Prisons to hire additional staff and end the practice of having one officer patrol a unit of more than 100 inmates.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
U.S. oil efforts focus on Atlantic coast
Potential oil and natural gas reserves off the coast of Virginia must be included in a comprehensive energy plan, the oil industry said.
Morning report: Taxes, oily birds, power lines
The unfair advantage given on-line retailers; the might of people like Walmart is incalculable; the needs of state and local governments deprived of income - all these contribute to the prediction that the legislation will pass the Senate shortly and maybe even the Republican-controlled House as well.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Law enforcement, legislator clash on bills aimed at addressing wrongful convictions
Less than two months into his first term, state Rep. Scott Drury introduced two bills he hoped would address a persistent failure of the state's justice system - wrongful convictions.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Hampton Roads Daily Press
Senate to vote on Internet sales tax bill
Also known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, the bill gives states the authority to require online sellers to collect sales tax at the point of purchase.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Rigell renews push to allow drilling off Va. coast
U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell is beginning a new push to force the federal government to open up Virginia's coastal waters to oil and natural gas drilling.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
House declines to reauthorize Texas Lottery Commission
The Texas House voted 64-82 on Tuesday against extending the Texas Lottery Commission after opponents assailed the 20-year-old game of chance as an increasingly ineffective source of revenue that encourages gambling for those who can least afford it.
Lobbyists, school testing company come under fire
A publishing giant that develops standardized tests for the state is under scrutiny at the Texas Capitol now, Texas Tribune reports .
Mon Apr 22, 2013
The Flat Hat
BOV introduces a oeWilliam and Mary Promisea
The "William and Mary Promise," a new operating model for the College of William and Mary, was approved by the Board of Visitors Friday, promoting what BOV members called an "iron-clad" tuition guarantee for in-state students.
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Legislators to hold budget listening session Wednesday
Julie Lassa's office announced Monday. Lassa, a Democrat from Stevens Point, will join fellow Democrats, Reps.
Sun Apr 21, 2013
In Bid to Pare Exams, Lawmakers Target Testing Firm
As the Texas Legislature moves to uproot the state's standardized testing program amid outcry from parents and school leaders, state lawmakers have focused their criticism on the publishing giant that develops the tests.