Kaine Delivers Final Speech As Governor | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Kaine Delivers Final Speech As Governor

Play associated audio

By Jonathan Wilson

Virginia's outgoing governor says the state should be proud of continuing economic success, but also challenged state lawmakers to find more money for transportation.

In his final speech as governor, Democrat Tim Kaine told Virginia legislators the state continues to attract more business than almost any other part of the country, despite tough economic times.

"No state in America has enjoyed the success that we have seen in recent years," says Kaine.

And a good bit of that success has found its way to Northern Virginia Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Chair Sharon Bulova says Kaine deserves much of the credit.

"We've seen five Fortune 500 companies come to the state, including four in Fairfax County, so we have much to be thankful for and grateful for," says Bulova.

But Bulova's colleague on the board, Michael Frey, calls Kaine a classy governor, but one who didn't accomplish very much.

"The biggest failure, in my opinion was his complete inability to address transportation," says Frey.

In his speech, Kaine said he failed to convince lawmakers that more state money needs to be spent roads and highways.

NPR

Raising A Birthday Glass To Comics King Jack Kirby

This Thursday is comics legend Jack Kirby's birthday; the creator of Captain America would have been 97. Comics stores and creators all over the country are hosting celebrations in his honor.
NPR

How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.
NPR

Colo. Democrats Bet On Immigration To Boost Udall's Re-Election Bid

Sen. Mark Udall's campaign has been hitting Republican Rep. Cory Gardner hard on the issue, and the state's Latino community is once again thought to be the constituency that could decide the race.
NPR

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.