: 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.


Making Art Off The Grid: A Month-Long Residency At A Remote National Park

Filmmakers Carter McCormick and Paula Sprenger recently wrapped up a month as artists-in-residence at Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West. No phone, TV, Internet or other people.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.

WikiLeaks Reveals Clinton Aides Knew They Had An Email Problem On Their Hands

"We need to clean this up," one aide wrote after President Obama said he had learned of Hillary Clinton's private email server "through news reports."
WAMU 88.5

Jet Noise Is No Joke For Residents Burned By Report About Airport Complaints

Nobody wants to own up to making thousands of complaints about noise from planes flying out of Reagan National Airport. But nearby residents say the noise definitely has gotten worse recently. And there appears to be a specific reason — a new air traffic control system.

Leave a Comment

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