Terry McAuliffe http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Tornado Leaves 2 Dead, Three Dozen Injured at Virginia Campground http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/tornado-leaves-2-dead-three-dozen-injured-virginia-campground <p>A massive tornado ripped through the Cherrystone Campground on the Virginia Eastern Shore yesterday leaving two dead and 36 injured.</p><p>The category EF 1 tornado produced enough wind to blow over a tractor-trailer on Route 13.</p><p>Hail and wind also damaged fields and broke limbs that slammed into homes and cars.</p><p>A Virginia State Police said that a married couple Lord Balatbat and Lolabeth Ortega from New Jersey – both 38 years old – were killed when a tree fell on their tent.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:18:23 +0000 Don Rush 58379 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Tornado Leaves 2 Dead, Three Dozen Injured at Virginia Campground Oyster Harvest in Virginia, Up Dramatically http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/oyster-harvest-virginia-dramatically <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia is marking its largest oyster harvest in more than 25 years.</p><p>Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Monday that the state's oyster harvest jumped 25 percent last year to the highest seen since 1987.</p><p>Over the past 12 years, Virginia's oyster harvest has increased from 23,000 bushels in 2001 to about 504,000 bushels last year. The harvest numbers include wild oysters and those grown in aquaculture farms.</p><p>The dockside value of the oyster harvest increased to $22.2 million last year, up from $16.2 million in 2012.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:07:18 +0000 Don Rush 58168 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Oyster Harvest in Virginia, Up Dramatically Shortfall in Virginia State Budget http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/shortfall-virginia-state-budget <p></p><p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia ended fiscal 2014 with a $438.5 million shortfall, a 1.6 percent drop from the year before.</p><p>Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration announced the shortfall Thursday. His office did not say whether the shortfall would lead to budget cuts.</p><p>The governor signed a budget last month that had anticipated a smaller budget shortfall for fiscal 2014 of about $350 million.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:35:05 +0000 Don Rush 57575 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Shortfall in Virginia State Budget Virginia GOP Calls Special Session on Medicaid Expansion http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/virginia-gop-calls-special-session-medicaid-expansion <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Republican legislative leaders are scheduling a special session in September to debate whether to expand Medicaid eligibility, something GOP lawmakers have already made clear they oppose.</p><p>House Speaker William J. Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment announced Wednesday the General Assembly will be back into session during the week of Sept. 22.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:06:48 +0000 Don Rush 57490 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Virginia GOP Calls Special Session on Medicaid Expansion GOP Moves To Block Medicaid Expansion in Virginia http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gop-moves-block-medicaid-expansion-virginia <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia House of Delegates has thrown out two of Governor Terry McAuliffe's line-item budget vetoes.</p><p>House Speaker William J. Howell ruled Monday tht McAuliff's vetoes were outside the scope fo the governor's authority.</p><p>The move effectively overrides the vetoes without the House having to vote on them.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:42:35 +0000 Don Rush 56564 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net GOP Moves To Block Medicaid Expansion in Virginia Region's Governors Meet on Cleaning Up the Bay http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/regions-governors-meet-cleaning-bay <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley is hosting the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council.</p><p>The council is meeting Monday in Annapolis. The council is scheduled to sign an agreement to update a 14-year-old plan to guide restoration and conservation in the bay's six-state watershed.</p><p>Among the issues the plan covers is how the states and the federal government will address the impact of climate change on the nation's largest estuary.</p><p>A meeting is scheduled in the statehouse. That will be followed by a news conference at the Annapolis City Dock.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:07:20 +0000 Don Rush 56099 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Region's Governors Meet on Cleaning Up the Bay VA Budget Advances Without Medicaid Expansion http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/va-budget-advances-without-medicaid-expansion <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Senate Finance Committee has advanced a new state budget without Medicaid expansion - a major step toward ending a months long stalemate.</p><p>But a floor vote on the budget plan was delayed Thursday night as Republican senators privately debated a proposal by Sen. Dick Black to ensure that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe cannot expand Medicaid without legislative approval.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:10:49 +0000 Don Rush 55951 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net VA Budget Advances Without Medicaid Expansion Wallops Flight Facility, Future "Aerospace Capital" http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/wallops-flight-facility-future-aerospace-capital <p>Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe predicted the Wallops Island region will become the aerospace capital of the globe.</p><p>He was speaking at a ground breaking ceremony for $8 million improvements at Wallops Research Park next the flight facility that is currently involved in resupply shipments to the International Space Station.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the research center improvements include a 1-thousand-foot taxiway that will connect the 200-acre park to the runways at the NASA Flight Facility.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:46:17 +0000 Don Rush 55737 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Wallops Flight Facility, Future "Aerospace Capital" Virginia Re-Examines Restrictive Building Codes for Abortion Providers http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/virginia-re-examines-restrictive-building-codes-abortion-providers <p></p><p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The debate over new abortion clinic regulations is restarting at the Virginia Board of Health.</p><p>Gov. Terry McAuliffe last month directed the board to review the regulations and appointed five new board members who support abortion rights. The board meets Thursday for the first time since receiving the order. Activists on both sides of the abortion issue say they plan to speak during a public comment period.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:31:47 +0000 Don Rush 55482 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Virginia Re-Examines Restrictive Building Codes for Abortion Providers Virginia Inches Toward Medicaid Expansion http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/virginia-inches-toward-medicaid-expansion <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A proposed small procedural change to a legislative commission may be the starting point of a compromise that ends a months-long impasse over the Virginia state budget.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 12:16:27 +0000 Don Rush 55147 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Virginia Inches Toward Medicaid Expansion The Wealthy Represented in Virginia Legislature http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/wealthy-represented-virginia-legislature <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - At least 16 Virginia state lawmakers have investments worth more than $1 million, according to a new analysis by a nonprofit that tracks money in politics.</p><p>The Virginia Public Access Project compiled recently filed personal finance forms of the 139 current members of the General Assembly.</p><p>Lawmakers do not have to provide the specific value of their stock holdings and investments, but instead provide broad ranges of worth. And the forms do not disclose the value of real estate holdings.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:40:52 +0000 Don Rush 49474 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net The Wealthy Represented in Virginia Legislature Democrats Win In VA, MD Gubernatorial Hopefuls Talk Environment http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/democrats-win-va-md-gubernatorial-hopefuls-talk-environment <p>TYSONS CORNER, Va. (AP) - Democrat Terry McAuliffe has been elected Virginia's next governor, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli after pledging to expand the state's Medicaid rolls and portraying his rival as someone who would turn back years of progress.</p><p>Turnout for Tuesday's election was low, and both candidates worked through Election Day to reach as many potential voters as possible.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:46:48 +0000 Don Rush 44218 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Democrats Win In VA, MD Gubernatorial Hopefuls Talk Environment Virginians Choose New Governor, Md Cities Choose Mayors http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/virginians-choose-new-governor-md-cities-choose-mayors <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginians are headed to the polls to elect the top three state officials and a new House of Delegates.</p><p>At the top of the ticket, Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe are battling to succeed Gov. Bob McDonnell. Cuccinelli is the attorney general, and McAuliffe is a former national Democratic Party chairman and fundraiser for Bill and Hillary Clinton.</p><p>The choices for lieutenant governor are Democratic state Sen. Ralph Northam and Republican minister E.W. Jackson.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:04:33 +0000 Don Rush 44157 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Virginians Choose New Governor, Md Cities Choose Mayors