: News

Filed Under:

McDonnell Pushes For More Money In Incentives Fund

Play associated audio

By Natalie Neumann

When Virginia's lawmakers re-convene next week, they'll vote on 122 bills that Governor Bob McDonnell has amended. One of McDonnell changes would result in more money being funneled to the Governor's Opportunity Fund.

McDonnell amended the Commonwealth's budget to restore six million dollars to the fund, money he says will provide incentives to lure new businesses to Virginia, which is ranked as "one of the most business friendly" places in the country.

"I've got to go out and tell the Virginia story. That Governor's Opportunity Fund will provide me the flexibility to attract the next Hilton or Altria, or Rolls Royce or Northrop Grumman or big company to come and relocate," says McDonnell.

McDonnell is counting on the fund to help restore the Commonwealth's strong economy.

NPR

Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
NPR

Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
WAMU 88.5

Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

WAMU 88.5

Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

Leave a Comment

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