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 greenhouse emissions produced by the daily commute, ease congestion on the roadways, and improve work/life balance. “Telework is a family-friendly, business-friendly… Read more »
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 could bring thousands of new jobs.
Republican Party Chairman Pat Mullins pointed the finger at Governor Tim Kaine today for letting an Apple datacenter bypass Southside Virginia.
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.
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 billion that has been allocated by Obama for the U.S. transportation project. “The meeting went very well,” said Gordon Hickey, Kaine’s… Read more »
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. The requirements were passed last month by the Commonwealth Transportation Board, which establishes policy for Virginia’s transportation system.
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 during 2009. Leslie Van Horn, executive director of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, says the state’s food banks are in… Read more »
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 it’s green state government or whether it’s big-picture legislative initiatives with respect to land use, public transportation, open space preservation, water… Read more »
Governor Tim Kaine has authorized the state to guarantee a total of $3 million in existing small business loans for Virginia businesses. The Virginia Small Business Financing Authority quickly approved a new program to work with banks and guarantee existing loans of up to $500,000 on the condition that banks loosen some of the terms… Read more »
Richmond packaging giant MeadWestvaco announced today a joint venture with an Indian box manufacturer, Wadco Packaging. MeadWestvaco purchased a 51 percent equity stake in Wadco and plans to improve the Indian company’s ability to package produce in the country.