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

Virginia on-time high school graduation rate tops 91 percent
Education / Virginia

Virginia on-time high school graduation rate tops 91 percent

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday, Sept. 29, that over nine out of ten students who entered the ninth grade in 2012 earned a diploma within four years, and more than half graduated from high school with the Commonwealth’s most rigorous diploma, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reported today. Of the 95,130 students … Continue reading