Gov. Bob McDonnell

Jun 27, 2016

High court overturns former Va. governor’s conviction

WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday overturned the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that could make it harder for prosecutors to bring corruption cases against elected officials. McDonnell had been found guilty in 2014 of accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from a wealthy businessman […]

Jan 25, 2016

Steven I. Platt: Clearing up the blurred lines of corruption

Good news: The U.S. Supreme Court has finally agreed to define the term “corruption.” That term has been used to label pejoratively what columnist George Will and others have correctly observed, which is the undeniable fact that “politics in our representative democracy is transactional.” In granting former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell’s petition for a writ […]

Sep 4, 2014

Jury finds McDonnell, wife guilty of public corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were convicted Thursday of taking bribes to promote a dietary supplement in a corruption case that derailed the career of the onetime rising Republican star.

Feb 25, 2013

O’Malley, McDonnell, oppose automatic federal cuts

ANNAPOLIS — The governors of Maryland and Virginia say they agree that huge, automatic federal budget cuts set to begin this week need to be avoided. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, and his Virginia counterpart, Republican Bob McDonnell appeared Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” The $85 billion in cuts that are scheduled to […]

Jul 30, 2012

Va. sees $129M more than predicted revenue

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s government finished fiscal 2012 with about $129 million more in general revenue than what was predicted in the official forecast on which the state budget is based. Revenues for the 12 months ending June 30 increased by 5.4 percent over the previous fiscal year, ahead of forecast growth of 4.5 percent, […]

Jul 6, 2012

Virginia exceeding bay cleanup milestones

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia is far exceeding milestones to reduce wastewater pollution into the Chesapeake Bay, clearly showing the restoration of the bay can be achieved, according to the McDonnell administration. Gov. Bob McDonnell said the state achieved significant reductions in nitrogen and phosphorus in wastewater ahead of two-year milestones intended to measure the progress […]

Jun 6, 2012

$6M helps lure Redskins to train in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. — The Washington Redskins will move their summer training camp about 100 miles south of their home base to an undetermined site in Richmond beginning in 2013. The team’s general manager, Bruce Allen, and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell jointly made the announcement Wednesday. In addition to the eight-year agreement to hold preseason camps […]

May 4, 2012

Eye Opener: O’Malley could create gambling commission

A spokeswoman for Gov. Martin O’Malley said Wednesday that the announcement of a special legislative session — likely the week of May 14 — could come in the next day or two. Today is the second of those two days. While you consider that, here’s a few other headlines from around the state: The Associated […]

Mar 12, 2012

No rest for the (potentially) campaigning

Gov. Martin O’Malley and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell squared off on national television Sunday, the latest joint television appearance by potential future presidential candidates separated by party lines and the Potomac River. O’Malley, head of the Democratic Governors Association and McDonnell, head of the Republican Governors Association, are both thought to have national ambitions. [...]

Feb 24, 2012

O’Malley to hold discussion with McDonnell

WASHINGTON — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who heads the Democratic Governors Association, will take part in a conference with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who heads the Republican Governors Association. The second annual State Solutions Conference is being sponsored by Politico early Friday in Washington at the Newseum. The event is being held as the National […]

Jan 5, 2012

Va. Gov. McDonnell outlines 2012 energy agenda

RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Bob McDonnell rolled out his 2012 energy initiatives on Thursday, proposing $500,000 to promote the development of wind power off Virginia’s coast and knocking the federal government anew for blocking oil and gas development in the same waters. McDonnell said the package will advance his goal of making Virginia the “Energy […]

Nov 7, 2011

Terms of Bechtel’s subsidy are rare

The $9.5 million subsidy for Bechtel Corp. approved by Maryland last month is the largest such economic development incentive the state has dealt in more than 15 years. The deal was also a rarity in that it will simply pay Bechtel to keep two-thirds of its employees in place. Most other subsidies from the state’s […]

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