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McDonnell seeks to help prisoners to reenter society (access required)

Virginia must do more to help prisoners succeed once they’re released, Gov. Bob McDonnell said last week in announcing the creation of a council to bring together public and private resources devoted to their return to society. Each year more ...

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Lots of amendments, no vetoes from governor on GA budget (access required)

Gov. Bob McDonnell is sending lawmakers 122 amendments this week including more money for job-creation incentives and keeping all prisons open. And to help cover the increased spending, the governor recommends increasing the penalties speeders pay. McDonnell will offer 122 ...

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Governor pix open for clicks

The life of a Virginia governor is one of unending public appearances, with a little excitement thrown in from time to time. That’s the impression, anyway, from the hundreds of photographs of Gov. Bob McDonnell, now available on his own ...

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Nixon named VITA head

Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed Chesterfield Republican Del. Sam Nixon today as chief information officer of the Virginia Information Technology Agency. Nixon, a delegate since 1994, is a senior consultant for CapTech Ventures, and long has been regarded as among the ...

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McDonnell issues executive directive on discrimination (access required)

Gov. Bob McDonnell directed state agencies not to discriminate against gay people in employment practices Wednesday, essentially overriding the Virginia attorney general’s advice to public colleges. The governor issued the written directive as about 200 gay-rights activists swarmed the Capitol ...

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McDonnell taps Beamer, Foster for education board  (access required)

Gov. Bob McDonnell has named two new State Board of Education members, including a former state Cabinet official. Betsy Beamer was secretary of the commonwealth during former Gov. George Allen’s administration from 1994 to 1998. She is a past chair ...

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