In Praise of a Very Bad, but Very Necessary, Bill
A bill to cap in-state tuition at Virginia’s public universities is gaining traction in the General Assembly.
Laborers Union Recruits, Trains Pipeline Workers
A construction company employing non-union labor would be hard-pressed to pull off the feat of screening, hiring, and training thousands of construction workers in remote communities across the state.
The New Normal: Rising Interest Rates
The stock market cannot possibly extend the past decade’s performance into the future.
Want Amazon? Fix Metro, says Wiedefeld
Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and suburban Maryland are among the 20 locations that made Amazon’s top 20 list.
Dominion Closes Nine Obsolete Generating Units
As Dominion Energy Virginia continues to adapt its generating fleet to the realities of cheaper solar and abundant natural gas, the utility has decided to mothball nine of its older, less efficient power-generating units
Governor Recommends Modest Spending Hikes for Higher Ed
The outgoing McAuliffe administration also is recommending that Virginia colleges and universities be allowed to set up institutional reserves funded by unspent balances from the previous year.
Not a Good Sign, Deadline Missed for Metro Safety Panel
If Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. can’t work effectively on an issue as innocuous as Metro rail safety, how will they ever come to agreement over how to fund and operate the Metro itself?
Dominion Energy to Acquire SCANA Corp. in $14.6 Billion Deal
The Dominion acquisition would stabilize the utility’s finances.
Fewer Young People, More Geezers Working These Days
Taken from data published by the Demographics Research Group of the University of Virginia.
Roanoke’s success includes a pedestrian-friendly street grid and sufficient density to support a wide variety of amenities within walking distance.