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Military officials: Budget gridlock could hurt sailors

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Federal budget gridlock could negatively impact Navy personnel in the Hampton Roads region. The Daily Press in Newport News reports (http://bit.ly/2o7y54w) that Congress faces an April 28 deadline to approve new spending. Even if lawmakers agree to keep funding at 2016 levels, the military would still come up short. Military officials … Continue reading

Governor hosts luncheon for college journalists
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Governor hosts luncheon for college journalists

by Tiana K. Allen On Feb. 1, Virginia Governor Terrance McAuliffe hosted a luncheon, alongside Virginia’s Secretary of Education Dr. Dietra Trent, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion where he spoke with several college newspaper journalists regarding Virginia’s job opportunities, President Trump’s new immigration policy and many other topics. He said that he’s had great success in … Continue reading

McAuliffe outlines plan to close $1.2B budget shortfall, includes 5% cut to higher-ed
Business / Politics / Virginia

McAuliffe outlines plan to close $1.2B budget shortfall, includes 5% cut to higher-ed

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia would force certain out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes, and cut state funding for public universities and colleges by 5 percent to help balance the budget under a proposal outlined Friday, Dec. 16, by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Recent improvements in Virginia’s economy have brought the budget gap down from … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education

GAO: About $108 billion in student loan debt to be forgiven

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is expected to forgive at least $108 billion in student loan debt as part of popular plans that tie repayment to borrowers’ earnings, congressional investigators said Wednesday. The Government Accountability Office reviewed income-driven repayment plans the government offers to students struggling to pay back federal student loans. The report, … Continue reading

Gov. McAuliffe announces new state-wide higher ed spending at Norfolk State
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Gov. McAuliffe announces new state-wide higher ed spending at Norfolk State

In a speech before faculty and staff gathered in the rotunda of Norfolk State University’s library on Wednesday morning, May 11, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced record-setting spending initiatives for higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. “While other states are cutting, we’re investing in education,” McAuliffe told the crowd. “We were able to secure more than a … Continue reading

Hear Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe live on 91.1 FM Friday, March 25, at 9:15 a.m.
Education / Local / Virginia

Hear Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe live on 91.1 FM Friday, March 25, at 9:15 a.m.

Check out WNSB 91.1 FM this Friday, March 25, for a very special edition of Spartan Life Radio.  WNSB is the Norfolk State University radio station. WNSB is interviewing Governor Terry McAuliffe at 9:15 a.m. live on Hot 91.1 FM. Governor McAuliffe will talk about highlights from the 2016 Virginia General Assembly session including highly … Continue reading

Illinois budget impasse spurs creative way to fund shelters
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Illinois budget impasse spurs creative way to fund shelters

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois homeless shelters struggling to get by without state aid during the budget stalemate could get a much-needed financial boost through specialty scratch-off lottery tickets. A bipartisan measure pending in the Illinois Legislature would create a new $3 scratch ticket and designate all the proceeds beyond administrative costs and prize money … Continue reading

GOP, Dems, Obama reach accord on 2-year budget deal
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GOP, Dems, Obama reach accord on 2-year budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The budget deal between congressional leaders and President Barack Obama, aimed at heading off a government shutdown and debt crisis, faces its first hurdle Tuesday when it goes before restive House Republicans, including rebellious arch-conservatives. The two-year pact, which would take those volatile fiscal issues off the table until after the 2016 … Continue reading