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Va. ‘cul-de-sac ban’ named a top idea of 2009

Al Harris December 15, 2009 9

New regulations in Virginia that deny road funding to subdivisions with too many cul-de-sacs was named one of the year’s most ingenious ideas by the New York Times magazine

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State offers amnesty to tax evaders

Al Harris September 28, 2009 0

Is your business behind on its corporate income taxes? How about retail sales tax? The tax man is going to give you a break. Gov. Tim Kaine announced Monday a tax amnesty program that

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Kaine urges all to work from home Aug 3

Al Harris July 17, 2009 0

This week Gov. Tim Kaine declared Monday August 3 to be Telework Day. Businesses and employees can pledge to work remotely from their homes on the Telework Exchange website. The goal is to reduce

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Rainwater rules cast cloud over development

Al Harris July 17, 2009 9

Developers are lining up in opposition to new storm water requirements they say will dramatically increase the cost of development in the commonwealth, and may even scare off the sort of large companies that

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Republicans say Kaine fumbled deal with Apple

Al Harris July 15, 2009 3

Republican Party Chairman Pat Mullins pointed the finger at Governor Tim Kaine today for letting an Apple datacenter bypass Southside Virginia

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Thousands of Virginians to receive free Microsoft training

Al Harris June 16, 2009 2

At a time when more and more Virginians are looking for work, the state has partnered with Microsoft to provide free technology training to some of the unemployed

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Governor Kaine wants rail in Richmond

David Larter June 4, 2009 1

High-speed rail in Richmond chugs closer to reality. Gov. Tim Kaine met with Vice President Biden  at the White House yesterday to discuss regional high-speed rail and tried to secure some of the $8

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Home builders call cul-de-sac rules a dead end

Al Harris April 2, 2009 9

It’s the end of the road for the cul-de-sac. New regulations will greatly reduce the number of the bulbous-ending streets allowed in neighborhoods, and Virginia home builders say the move will hamper their business.

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Food Banks Hungry for More Funding

Richmond BizSense January 20, 2009 0

Area food banks are struggling with increasing demand for services. After asking the state for $1 million in emergency funding, the Federation of Virginia Food Banks is preparing for an unprecedented amount of need

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Kaine says energy and environmental changes coming

Al Harris November 13, 2008 0

The horizon is green in Virginia. In opening remarks at a conference on technology and sustainability, Gov. Tim Kaine said the last year of his administration would focus on energy and environmental issues. “Whether

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