Archives: Bob McDonnell

Embattled former governor’s Far West End home now on the market

The Far West End home is listed for just under $1 million.

McDonnells found guilty on corruption charges

The former governor was found guilty on 11 charges. His wife found guilty on eight.

McAuliffe signs order protecting LGBT state workers

The new order goes beyond similar ones signed by McAuliffe’s predecessors.

Virginia’s new license plate unveiled

Virginia motorists will have a new license plate option beginning next year.

Program seeks to boost reading in Richmond schools

After Dallas Public Schools initiated a successful program getting about 93,000 students to read about 1 million books, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced a partnership with Richmond Public Schools to encourage second-graders to read.

New law declares parental rights ‘fundamental’

Starting July 1st, parents in Virginia will have “a fundamental right to make decisions concerning the upbringing, education, and care” of their children.

Richmond 2015 raises $11 million for UCI Road World Championship

Over a dozen local corporations have contributed money to help promote and manage the international cycling championship that the city will host.

McDonnell amends moratorium on drones

Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday proposed amending legislation to put a moratorium on the use of drone technology in Virginia until 2015. McDonnell’s suggested amendments to House Bill 2012 and Senate Bill 1331 would allow for drone research at college and universities and would let law enforcement officials use drones for certain tasks, such as search and rescue.

‘Siri, how will the texting law work?’

Virginia drivers should get used to hitting “send” on their phones before they get behind the wheel of their vehicle. Beginning July 1st, a new state law will crack down on texting while driving. Gov. Bob McDonnell approved the law Monday but recommended that the General Assembly reduce the proposed fines for violators.

Gov. McDonnell debates Patrick Henry

Gov. Bob McDonnell faced an unusual opponent Tuesday as he debated the role of government with Virginia’s first governor, Patrick Henry, at the historic St. John’s Church for the first “Governors’ Conversation.”