A former senior official with the General Services Administration and her husband pleaded guilty today to engaging in a nepotism scheme in which they conspired to fraudulently obtain employment from the U.S. government and private federal contractors.
Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed Senate Bill 1324 and House Bill 2025, identical bills that would shield from civil liability those who actively discriminate against same-sex couples. The Governor’s full statement is below:
Thanks to a bill sponsored by Virginia Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30th) and signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe, George Washington’s Rye Whiskey® made at Mount Vernon’s reconstructed distillery will be the official state spirit of the Commonwealth of Virginia. George Washington was once the largest whiskey producer in America.
Marymount University invites the public to a free opening reception for its Annual Student Exhibition from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 31 at the Barry Gallery. It will feature art, design, and fashion illustration work. The exhibition runs through May 5.
The Alexandria City Council on Saturday unanimously approved a request from the Alexandria City Public Schools to transfer just over $4.4 million from the fiscal year 2017 Operating Budget to the FY2017 Capital Improvement Program Budget to purchase and retrofit 1701 and 1705 N. Beauregard Street for use as an elementary school. ACPS has already re-prioritized $34 million in the FY2017 to allow for the $15 million purchase and $23.8 million retrofit of the buildings.
A hearing took place on March 21, before Judge Anthony Trenga at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, for arguments on the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ legal challenge to President Trump’s so-called "Muslim Ban 2.0" executive order.
The Alexandria City Council last Saturday unanimously approved the design and site plan for the new Cameron Mills fire station. It will replace the current facility which was built in 1948 and cannot accommodate the modern fire equipment that the City uses today.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today issued new security restrictions for passengers on certain commercial flights to the United States. The aviation security enhancements will require all personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone or smart phone (except necessary medical devices) be placed in checked baggage at ten airports that serve as last points of departure to the United States. The security enhancements take effect on Friday, March 24.