Category Archives: Transition 2009

Bell: “A Grotesque Miscarriage of Justice”

Del. Rob Bell (R-Albemarle) wants his fellow lawmakers to sign onto a letter, urging the federal government to halt the transfer of a convicted murder out of Virginia. At issue is the case of Jens Soering, convicted of the 1985 … Continue reading

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All Rest Stops to Re-open by Mid-April

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) made good on a campaign promise Wednesday with help from the Commonwealth Transportation Board, which voted unanimously to re-open 19 Virginia rest areas. The stops were shuttered last summer because of budget troubles. McDonnell made a … Continue reading

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McDonnell Issues First Executive Orders

Moments after taking the oath of office, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) signed two pieces of paper on the lectern — his first two executive orders. The first creates an economic development commission; the second establishes a panel to look at … Continue reading

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Robertson Attends, Refuses Comment on Haiti

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson — a longtime friend of Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) — attended Saturday’s inauguration, but would not address his controversial comments on the Hatian earthquake. Robertson sat in the first row of bleachers overlooking the Capitol. Earlier … Continue reading

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McDonnell Inaugurated

Bob McDonnell became Virginia’s 71st governor Saturday, taking control of a state with serious challenges, including a desperate budget outlook. McDonnell took the oath of office shortly after noon on the South Portico of the State Capitol in Richmond. He … Continue reading

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Senate Democrats Ready to Block Sledd

Senate Democrats say they have the votes to reject Commerce and Trace Secretary-Designate Bob Sledd, if he refuses to resign from three corporate boards. Sledd, a former Richmond businessman tapped by Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell (R), says he wants to stay … Continue reading

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Kaine, McDonnell Join Forces for Haiti Relief

Gov. Tim Kaine (D) and Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell (R) are working together to help victims of the horrific earthquake in Haiti. The two leaders announced Friday that state employees who donate to the Commonwealth Virginia Campaign will have their money … Continue reading

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