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2008-07-09 03:00:16

By OLYMPIA MEOLA During Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's town-hall meetings throughout the state, he took feedback and then he gave back. Staff members from the state's Division of Unclaimed Property accompanied Kaine on 16 of his 20 trips to run attendees' names through a database of unclaimed money turned over to the state, including tax returns, stocks, utility deposits and uncashed paychecks. By the last meeting, they had found 342 people or organizations owed a total of $65,000. Those who...

2008-06-25 18:02:34

By Olympia Meola, Jim Nolan and Jeff E. Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 25--A fix for transportation that relies on higher fuel taxes is headed to the Virginia Senate. Voting on party lines, the Democrat-controlled Senate finance committee this morning endorsed legislation raising the gasoline tax a penny per gallon -- per year -- for the next six years. The increase would be applied to the wholesale price of gasoline, not what Virginians pay at the pump. The bill is carried...

2008-06-24 09:03:13

By Jeff E. Schapiro and Jim Nolan, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 24--A business group that backs higher taxes for transportation and activists who oppose them were out in force yesterday as lawmakers returned to Richmond. Meantime, the Virginia chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses reported that the state's small-business owners are split on Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's transportation plan. Before lawmakers convened in special session yesterday, Kaine held a news...

2008-06-24 09:03:13

By Danville Register & Bee, Va. Jun. 24--Gov. Timothy M. Kaine will be in Danville on Friday for an economic development announcement, according to a news release from the city manager's office. Kaine will appear at 10 a.m. at the Stratford Courtyard Conference Center. The last time he was at the conference center, Kaine announced Com.40, a spin-off from IKEA manufacturer Swedwood that will bring nearly 800 new jobs to the area. Gordon Hickey, the governor's press secretary, said...

2008-06-20 12:00:19

By Michael Sluss, The Roanoke Times, Va. Jun. 20--RICHMOND --Gov. Tim Kaine on Thursday produced the transportation funding bill he will ask lawmakers to pass next week, and set up a showdown with Republicans in the House of Delegates who have criticized his plan. Kaine released a 55-page bill that calls for increases in the vehicle sales tax and vehicle registration fees to reduce a maintenance funding shortfall that has forced the state to use highway construction dollars for the...

2008-06-20 09:00:17

By Jim Nolan, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 20--Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's $1 billion transportation bill won't be the only proposal in the mix Monday as lawmakers return to take up the state's road woes. In the special session, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle will put forth alternatives to address a growing statewide deficit for highway maintenance and the needs of traffic-snarled Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. Sen. Charles J. Colgan, D-Prince William, is developing a...

2008-06-17 15:00:24

By PATRICK KANE HOPEWELL -- There is no such thing as a free lunch -- or highway project. Gov. Tim Kaine laid out his plan to find the money during a town hall meeting last night. "Are we willing to invest in what we want or do we want a free lunch, which you're not going to get?" Kaine asked the crowd of about 80 at the Beacon Theatre. He outlined three problems facing the state and his plan to scrape together the money. "We're trying to find ways to tighten our belts," Kaine said. He...

2008-06-17 09:00:31

By Patrick Kane, The Progress-Index, Petersburg, Va. Jun. 17--HOPEWELL -- There is no such thing as a free lunch -- or highway project. Gov. Tim Kaine laid out his plan to find the money during a town hall meeting last night. "Are we willing to invest in what we want or do we want a free lunch, which you're not going to get?" Kaine asked the crowd of about 80 at the Beacon Theatre. He outlined three problems facing the state and his plan to scrape together the money. "We're trying to...

2006-08-28 17:02:17

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine on Monday vowed to make good on a math error that inflated state school aid by $137 million, but warned schools not to rely on a similar windfall next year, according to his spokesman. The mistake was made in December 2005 under former Gov. Mark Warner, but not disclosed for several months. The delay might mar Warner's shot at the Democratic presidential nomination, political experts said. But they noted that both Republicans and...

2006-01-31 23:52:13

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A brand-new Democratic governor from a conservative southern state, giving his party's response to the State of the Union, said "there is a better way" to confront the challenges facing the country at home and abroad. Democrats selected Timothy Kaine to respond to President Bush even though he has been in office for less than three weeks. In his election victory in November, Kaine won over independents and some Republicans in a state that has...


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