Dozens of people rallied today against proposed state cuts to health care services and the federal deadlock over health care reform. Gov. Bob McDonnell yesterday proposed a budget with $300 million in cuts to health and welfare programs.
Meet Virginia’s 13 millionaire lawmakers (Virginian-Pilot)
Managing health care for low-income Americans has made Sen. Jeff McWaters a man of very high income. Upon taking office, the freshman Republican from Virginia Beach rocketed to the top of the millionaires’ club in the General Assembly, according to annual financial disclosure reports filed by lawmakers last month.
Virginia seafood processors face $600 fee for annual license (Daily Press)
Attention seafood processors: If you want to stay in business, grab your checkbook. That’s the message from the state Senate, which approved a bill requiring Virginia’s approximately 200 processors of shellfish and crabs to pay $600 each for an annual operating license.
Texas, Virginia challenge EPA greenhouse gas finding (Christian Science Monitor)
Texas and Virginia have joined business groups and others jostling on the courthouse steps in the run-up to a legal battle over whether the Environment Protection Agency erred in finding that greenhouse gases pose a danger to public health and welfare.
Microsoft, Yahoo Now Must Sell Search Pact To Users, Advertisers (WSJ)
The deal, under which Microsoft’s Bing will become the search engine on Yahoo’s Web sites, has created some confusion among users who think Yahoo has exited the search market, as well as advertisers and search engine marketers who remain unsure of how the new partners will operate. Industry executives said the Yahoo-Microsoft alliance must focus on Internet searcher so it can start gaining search market share — and clearly delineate the responsibilities of each partner if they are to emerge as a credible counterweight to industry leader Google
Rounding Up Staff Ideas (Inc.)
Business owners are always on the hunt for new ideas — ways to cut costs, increase revenue, and improve products and services. Often the most cost-effective source of ideas is right in front of you.