Archives: ‘From Richmond’

Governor McDonnell Announces More Than $2 Billion Worth Of Road And Bridge Contracts Advertised In 2011

December 21st, 2011 | [From: From Richmond, Traffic & Transportation]

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) advertised more than $2 billion worth of construction and maintenance contracts during 2011.

Governor McDonnell Unveils 2013-2014 Budget

December 19th, 2011 | [From: From Richmond]

Governor Bob McDonnell unveiled his two-year budget for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014, as well as his amendments to the concluding Fiscal Year 2012 budget, in a speech to the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly this morning in Richmond.

Sens. Webb, Warner Announce $20 Million For Northern Virginia HOT Lanes Project

December 16th, 2011 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner today announced $20 million for Northern Virginia’s Interstate 95 High Occupancy-Toll (HOT) lanes project from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.

Governor McDonnell’s Budget Proposes Performance Bonus For State Employees

December 16th, 2011 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

During his state employee town hall this afternoon, Governor Bob McDonnell announced a proposal to implement a performance incentive in his budget that will result in up to a three percent bonus to full time state employees on Dec. 1, 2012.

Governor McDonnell Announces Two New Locations For Veterans Benefits Assistance

December 16th, 2011 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

New locations in Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia offer help to veterans with preparing claims for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-

Governor McDonnell Allocates $100 Million In Additional Higher Education Funding Per Year In New Budget

December 15th, 2011 | [From: From Richmond, Schools]

Surrounded by students, legislators, business leaders, and presidents of public and private colleges and universities statewide, Governor Bob McDonnell today announced his proposed new higher education funding package which includes $100 million per year to prepare Virginians for top jobs, boost job-creating research and innovation, make college degrees more affordable for students, and advance toward the governor’s goal of having 100,000 more Virginians earn degrees in the next 15 years.

State Officials Launch Advance Health Care Directive Registry

December 7th, 2011 | [From: From Richmond, Health & Fitness]

The Commonwealth of Virginia today launched its statewide Advance Health Care Directive Registry.

Governor McDonnell Announces I-95 HOV/HOT Lanes Project In Northern Virginia Advances

December 6th, 2011 | [From: From Richmond, Traffic & Transportation]

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that the Virginia Department of Transportation and Fluor-Transurban have come to an in-principle agreement on the major commercial terms to build the I-95 High Occupancy Vehicle/High Occupancy Toll Lanes Project in Northern Virginia.

Governor McDonnell Proclaims December “Opportunity To Help Others” Month In Virginia

December 2nd, 2011 | [From: From Richmond, Non-Profits]

In Inaugural Address, McDonnell laid out vision for a “Commonwealth of Opportunity” saying: “I ask all Virginians to continue to seek your own opportunities to get involved in the life of our Commonwealth…. We live in the most generous nation on Earth. So many Virginians give sacrificially of their time, talents and treasure, and rightly so.”

Governor McDonnell Announces Government Reform Initiatives For 2012 Legislative Session

November 29th, 2011 | [From: From Richmond]

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today his government reform initiatives that are contained in a Government Reorganization Plan submitted to the General Assembly.