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'Armageddon' arrives: The sequestration at Tech
March 4, 2013
The dooms-day automatic spending cuts, commonly called sequestration, went into effect on March 1, not only taking away $85.4 billion from Virginia’s state budget, but potentially limiting job prospects for Virginia Tech graduates as well.
Students lobby state legislators
February 7, 2011
Job access and higher education funding were high priorities for Virginia college students as they lobbied the general assembly in Richmond Thursday.
Retirement plan irks Tech employees
January 31, 2011
A proposal from Gov. Bob McDonnell to fix the state’s retirement program will reduce real income of state employees — including all Virginia Tech employees — by 2 percent.
Tech faculty, staff to receive first salary bonus since 2007
January 20, 2011
Virginia Tech’s salaried faculty and staff received a one-time three percent bonus in December, the first increase in compensation since 2007.
McDonnell taking strides toward improved higher education funding
January 17, 2011
Gov. Bob McDonnell gave his State of the Commonwealth address last week. Along with giving a summary of the governor’s job during his first year in office, the speech brought renewed attention to many of the governor’s proposals.
Regulations might accompany reform
December 7, 2010
As Gov. Bob McDonnell works to garner support for his plan to privatize liquor sales in Virginia, students are anticipating the increased availability of liquor, along with the lower prices that theoretically accompany stronger competition in the market
GOP leaders boost Griffith campaign
November 1, 2010
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and other Republican heavy-hitters visited the Virginia Tech Airport Sunday on a last-minute campaign stop in support of Morgan Griffith, the Republican candidate for the House of Representatives in the 9th District.
Cuccinelli issues controversial abortion opinion
September 9, 2010
A legal opinion issued by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli could subject Virginia abortion clinics to stricter regulations.
McDonnell deserves credit for job creation
September 8, 2010
Thousands of jobs have been lost in Virginia during the last few years. Our unemployment reached a whopping 7.8 percent this past February, with areas in southside and Southwest Virginia, such as Martinsville, reaching as high as 20 percent.
Abstinence-only sex education proven empirically ineffective
September 7, 2010
Title V, Section 510 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 increased funding for abstinence-only education.