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Virginia News Headlines: Tuesday Morning

by: lowkell

Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 06:42:40 AM EST

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, February 19.

*Obama To Call On Congress To Avert Mandatory Spending Cuts - Again ("The president will endorse Senate Democrats' plan to avoid the sequester.")
*Navy officials warn cuts could hurt fleet, forces, safety, morale (Same thing on the civilian side of the government, of course.)
*Senate shelves constitutional amendment on state takeover of failing schools
*House, Senate swap revised road proposals
*VA Gov. Bob McDonnell: Sequester Could Force Virginia Into Recession (He's just figuring that out NOW?!? My god...)
*Democrats say GOP wants to make voting harder (Republicans wage war on voting in Virginia, for absolutely no good reason, simply for their own political benefit. The Justice Department needs to step in on this one.)
*Smith's budget transparency bill dies quietly in the House
*Editorial: A cure for failing schools ("Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposal threatens to expand in scope but he has yet to offer adequate funding.")
*Virginia House panel votes down teacher salary bill
*Another attack on women's health care (Sen. Mark Herring: "It is outrageous that McDonnell is continuing to play politics with the health of women. I strongly urge the governor to re-think his amendment and instead work to ensure that every Virginia woman has the comprehensive and accessible health care she needs.")
*Pro-uranium radio ad asks McDonnell for support (They certainly aren't giving up easily!)
*Bill penalizing straw buyers of guns advances
*General Assembly: First, do no harm
*Last bicycle tailgating bill dies in Virginia House (Why do Virginia Republicans hate cyclists?)
*Defy Obamacare, LG candidate tells Republicans (EW Jackson is stark raving mad.)
*LG candidate touts support in new ad
*Kaine to speak out on defense cuts at shipyard ("Scott holds community event on sequestration")
*Discriminatory bill needs a veto
*Concussion bill progressing in Va. General Assembly
*Va. Assembly approves bill on parental access to dead child's Facebook

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It's worth noting that this could have all been avoided.


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