Lexington, VA – When the 2009 session of Virginia's General Assembly opens this Wednesday, the top challenge will be dealing with a multi-billion dollar budget deficit.
Each morning, until the Assembly opens, we're talking with lawmakers from across the WMRA region about that deficit, as well as what they hope to see accomplished in this year's so-called short session.'
This morning we hear from the Delegate from the 24th district, who sat down recently with WMRA's Tom Graham.
Charlottesville, VA – Virginia's General Assembly opens its 2009 session next week and the big question on the minds of legislators is what government programs should not have their budgets cut.
In anticipation of the upcoming session, WMRA is talking with lawmakers from across the region about their priorities, and we begin this series with a General Assembly member who used to be Mayor of Charlottesville.
Charlottesville, VA – President-elect Barrack Obama is talking about a massive public works plan to put people back to work. Seven decades ago, another president used public works projects to get the economy moving... but the New Deal also accomplished some broad cultural goals.
Nancy King discovered that some of the New Deal's cultural efforts are still in evidence in Virginia.
Charlottesville, VA – UVA's Darden business school attracts a lot of innovative entrepreneurial students dreaming of starting their own businesses and maturing them on rich infusions of venture capital. Now that the world's economy is shrinking Martha Woodroof explores the current viability of those Darden student dreams.
Charlottesville, VA – Virginia's Governor is due to release a new set of budget plans, and since the economic down turn has already hit many local governments hard, many officials across the Commonwealth are feeling anxious about the Governor's coming announcement.