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Virginia job growth this year projected at 0.8%

Job growth in Virginia is expected to reach 0.8 percent by the end of 2020, equal to the state's 2019 job growth, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Virginia lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Virginia would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Virginia ranks 25th in annual tax climate ranking

Virginia finished 25th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

Alissa Baldwin Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises 2020 U.S. senate candidate for Virginia, Alissa Baldwin, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

College basketball coach is highest-paid public employee in Virginia

Tony Bennett, head basketball coach at the University of Virginia, earned $4.2 million in 2018, making Bennett the highest-paid public employee in Virginia last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Virginia to reach $3.9 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Virginia arts agencies are projected to reach $3.9 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 45 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Virginia levies a total tax on lodging of 4.3%

Hotel room bills in Virginia tack on a total state lodging tax of 4.3 percent, the 43rd highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

83 counties in Virginia are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

Eighty-three counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

6,372 borrowers in Virginia filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Virginia who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 6,372, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$475.7 million in federal research dollars flowed to Virginia in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Virginia totaled $475.7 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

John Collick Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises 2020 U.S. House candidate for Virginia (district 3), John Collick, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. L

Virginia received $122.7 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $122,715,284 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Virginia, the highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Spanberger won't define position on upcoming impeachment vote

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Virginia) did not respond to requests for comment from the Virginia Business Daily regarding the upcoming vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Luria won't define position on upcoming impeachment vote

Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Virginia) did not respond to requests for comment from the Virginia Business Daily regarding the upcoming vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Virginia 2-year college students pay $5,260 in tuition and fees

Virginia two-year colleges charged students $5,260 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 12th highest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

11 U.S. House members from Virginia make $174,000 annually

Each of the 11 U.S. House of Representatives members representing Virginia draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Virginia 4-year university tuitions jumped 80.3% over 15 years

Virginia four-year public university tuition and fees went from $7,558 in 2004-05 to $13,627 in 2019-20, the ninth largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

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