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Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, November 26.

*Virginia’s parody of democracy (“95 percent of the state’s House races were either uncontested or blowouts…Races for the state Senate weren’t much more spine-tingling…If the two major parties’ leaders are intent on emulating the stolid Soviet apparatchiks of old and establishing a parody of democracy, they’re making fine progress.”)

*India latest stop as Md. and Va. governors compete abroad for economic boost

*Virginia’s GOP targets government spending, a key driver of state’s economy (In other words, if the Republican’ts get their way, Virginia’s economy will take a huge hit, as “federal spending accounted for 38 percent of the Old Dominion’s economic activity in 2009”).

*Mark Warner says U.S. would gain revenue by cutting income tax rates and exemptions

*McDonnell Encourages Virginians To Support Small Businesses

*Gov. using ‘conservative’ figures

*The Real Scandal: The Endless Effort to Smear Climate Scientists (In a sane world, Ken Kookinelli would be impeached for this alone.)

*Virginia finance chief worries about potential defense cuts

*With weekly NFL picks, George Allen tries to beat the odds (I love it, Felix isn’t even good at picking winners and losers in football — about the only thing he has any expertise at in life.)

*Tech-U.Va. rivalry rarely means so much

*Forecast: Mild holiday weekend continues, with a change on the horizon

  • totallynext

    Solutions in getting rid of tax breaks on personal income, the numbers need to go deeper.  What and who would this impact, ie what tax bracket, income levels?

  • truthteller

    Bob McDonnell joining George Allen in wanting to strangle Virginia’s Golden Goose by killing off non defense federal jobs. It is incumbent on us to point this out to the electorate.

    How in the world will this approach stimulate or even sustain employment in VA? Answer, it won’t. We have some of the most skilled workers in the nation and eliminating 125 K local jobs without drawing in the new industry to replace it is a formula for disaster for the Commonwealth. This is a great issue for Kaine to distinguish himself from Allen in a positive way and show why the GOP can’t be trusted.

    Federal workers are as far away from DC as Fauquier and Spotsylvania counties, even a smattering live in Richmond, and then all over Hampton Roads. Allen and McDonnell hope to keep Hampton Roads by sparing  defense, but the damage to NOVA and the state economy they would inflict would be profound

  • jlsnook

    …I seem to remember that he holds the UVA record for most interceptions thrown in a game.  Five (shared with two others)

    http://www.virginiasports.com/

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