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Assembly trims judge funding plans (access required)

The budget approved by the General Assembly Saturday provides money for unfreezing only five extra judgeships in addition to the 15 proposed in Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposal. Earlier this month, the House and Senate introduced budget plans that were far ...

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Fairfax needs judges (access required)

Lawyers and legislators from various Virginia locales, including populous Fairfax County, say Gov. Bob McDonnell missed the mark when he proposed money to fill certain judgeships. The governor overlooked areas badly in need of judicial help, in part because the ...

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McDonnell proposes funding for 15 judgeships (access required)

Gov. Bob McDonnell’s budget for fiscal year 2014 includes funding to fill the 15 neediest Virginia trial court vacancies – with one exception – according to raw caseload numbers from the Supreme Court of Virginia. McDonnell proposes to fill five ...

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Governor to lawmakers: Get answers before action (access required)

(AP) Gov. Bob McDonnell told state legislators Tuesday that Virginia policymakers need more answers from President Barack Obama’s administration about Medicaid before they respond to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the federal health care reform law. In a letter ...

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Governor accepting judge applications

Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to know “as soon as practicable” if you want to be a judge. The governor has authority to fill circuit court judgeships left unfilled by the General Assembly. There are three, in the 6th, 10th and ...

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