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Today's Opinions

  • Governor’s veto of unfunded mandate the right move

    Local school boards across Virginia got a bit of good news last week when Governor Bob McDonnell vetoed a mandatory physical education bill that would have cost them millions to implement. Now’s not the time to push more mandates on local school divisions seeking to balance some very tight budgets.

  • Letters 03/23/11

    Time to cut back


        It’s time the government cuts back on spending like everyone else is doing. Now is not the time for a property tax increase with the cost of everything going up!
        A lot of cuts could be made, especially in the school system. Most of the schools have a principal and two or three assistants at some ridiculously high salaries. Why so many assistants to the assistants?

  • Letters 03/23/11

    Time to cut back


        It’s time the government cuts back on spending like everyone else is doing. Now is not the time for a property tax increase with the cost of everything going up!
        A lot of cuts could be made, especially in the school system. Most of the schools have a principal and two or three assistants at some ridiculously high salaries. Why so many assistants to the assistants?

  • Removing barriers to job growth

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    This past week in Congress we continued to focus on cutting spending and reducing unnecessary regulations to help create a better economic environment for job growth.

     

  • Working to eliminate government waste

  • An embarrassing GOP field

        It looks as though the 2012 presidential election just isn’t shaping up the way conservative Republicans had hoped. Here we are nearly into April, and still, not a single Republican has officially announced.

        The year before the election is always the time when campaigns form their initial committees, hire staff, and begin to raise money. Not to mention the all-important task of mapping out a specific strategy for winning the nomination.

  • Obama finally does something

        It looks like President Barack Obama is finally doing something about Libya, although it may be too little, too late.

  • Redistricting for safety

    he Fifth Congressional District in Virginia is already a monstrosity that stretches from Danville to Charlottesville, but a draft plan for the commonwealth’s new districts released last week reeks of gerrymandering and protectionism that borders on the absurd.