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What Does Virginia House $750 Million Amazon Subsidy Mean?

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Last updated on February 5th, 2019Most debates in the history would have lasted longer, but the Virginia House spent just nine minutes before voting to give Amazon up to $750 million in subsidy over 15 years. The amount has been subvented for company’s planned headquarters facility in Arlington. The House sent the bill to Gov.…

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Border Wall

Drug-ravaged West Virginia to Extend $10M for Border Wall Construction

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Lawmakers in West Virginia are willing to extend $10 million support for President Trump’s border wall cause. As per the explanation given by the lawmakers it is a major requisite for West Virginia as the sate suffers from drug trafficking along the US-Mexico border. House of GOP led by delegates announced recently that a bill…

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West Virginia legislator

Caleb Hanna: Youngest Black Legislator to Win West Virginia House of Delegates

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The West Virginia House of Delegates gathered together to welcome the nation’s youngest black legislator Del. Caleb L. Hanna, who has set a record by being elected in November 2018 at the age of 19. “I always knew that I was not satisfied with the leadership I was getting within my own house district,” Hanna…

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General Assembly

2019 General Assembly Session: Lawmakers to work on Multiple Key Issues

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On January 9, the State lawmakers assembled at the Virginia Assembly House around noon, marking the first day of the 2019 General Assembly Session. All 140 representatives from the Commonwealth convened in Richmond to begin work on their legislative priorities. The lawmakers this year are expected to decide multiple key issues, including education spending, a…

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Federal appeals court

Virginia Court Chastises Politician for Blocking Critic on Facebook, Calls it Unconstitutional

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A Virginia federal appeals court recently passed a rule that seemed quite unusual to the politicians and even some lower courts. It reportedly ruled that politicians cannot block critics on social media networks. On Monday, the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals said that a Virginian politician, Phyllis Randall violated the constitution by blocking an…

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Nothern Virginia

Race for Top Prosecutor Posts Heats Up in Northern Virginia with Legal Reform as Prime Agenda

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Northern Virginia is readying for a tough battle for the seat of top prosecutor. Arlington County, Fairfax County and Loudoun County have hopefuls, who are keen on bringing reform into the system, and end the punitive actions taken for minor offences. Parisa Tafti who is running against Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos, aims to…

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Virginia House

Filler-Corn Raises Political Expectations in Virginia House as the First Woman to Lead in 400 Years

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Breaking the proverbial glass ceiling, and setting several ‘firsts’, Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax) is ready to take over the office of the Virginia House of Delegates in a momentous move. She will be the first woman to ascend the caucus in the 400-year history of the chamber. “I’ll tell you, there has been an outpouring of…

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West Virginia

Life Expectancy Falls In West Virginia

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Life expectancy is declining in West Virginia with about 0.5 percent of its population declining between July 2017-2018. President Donald Trump claims that he “turned West Virginia around” because of what he did “environmentally with coal”. While the population of West Virginia has been declining from six years, the President’s best efforts to fix health…

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West Virginia coal-mine

Concerns over copper theft after group trapped in West Virginia coal-mine shaft rescued

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Unemployment in West Virginia is driving people towards undertaking riskier assignments such as unauthorized copper extraction in abandoned coal mines. In one such incident, three people were lost in a nonoperational coal mine in the state after they entered an abandoned shaft in search of the metal. Fortunately, they were found alive on Wednesday after…

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