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Tag Archives: Gov. Bob McDonnell

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 ...

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Virginia’s Gov. McDonnell pitching for Lockheed

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell fired another shot north on Thursday. Fielding questions during a radio appearance, McDonnell criticized Maryland’s business climate and kept up his public lobbying pitch to lure Lockheed Martin Corp., the largest private employer in Montgomery County. ...

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Virginia asks small business: How can we help?

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia and America’s future economic success lies in the ability of small businesses to grow and create jobs, Gov. Bob McDonnell told a group of small business owners and policymakers Thursday. McDonnell’s office hosted the summit to ...

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Va. gets preliminary approval from feds for tolls on I-95

RICHMOND, Va. — The Federal Highway Administration has given preliminary approval for Virginia to impose tolls on Interstate 95 to help fund transportation projects, Gov. Bob McDonnell’s office said Monday. Federal Highway Administration Administrator Victor Mendez granted the Virginia Department ...

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Debt debate reverberates in Md., other state governments

ANNAPOLIS — Virginia’s governor is livid that his famously tight-fisted state could face higher borrowing costs to build roads and schools. Maryland has put off a $718 million bond sale for three days because of the current financial uncertainty. And ...

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Virginia senators back bill to expand offshore drilling

RICHMOND, Va. — Sens. Mark Warner and Jim Webb introduced legislation Wednesday to open waters off Virginia to gas and oil exploration in 2012 and to redraw maps to encompass more territory for drilling and bring in more revenue. Virginia ...

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O’Malley, McDonnell discuss collective bargaining

ANNAPOLIS  — Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley staked out different positions Tuesday regarding the battle over collective bargaining rights for Wisconsin government employees. Appearing on WTOP Radio, McDonnell expressed support for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s push ...

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