McDonnell To Deliver Last State Of Commonwealth Address | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

McDonnell To Deliver Last State Of Commonwealth Address

Play associated audio
The end of Gov. Bob McDonnell's term has been marred by scandals.
(AP Photo/Steve Helber)
The end of Gov. Bob McDonnell's term has been marred by scandals.

The Virginia General Assembly is returning to Richmond for a 60-day session to deal with the state budget and a long list of other issues. Outgoing Gov. Bob McDonnell will be delivering his last state of the commonwealth tonight.

As he heads out the door, McDonnell is leaving lawmakers and Democratic Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe a proposed $96 billion budget. That will be one of the last bills passed before the assembly adjourns.

Other big issues include mental health, ethics reform and McAuliffe's goal of expanding Medicaid to an additional 400,000 Virginians under the federal health care law.

McDonnell is scheduled to deliver his remarks tonight at 7 p.m., and McAuliffe will be inaugurated Saturday.

NPR

How Tinseltown Got Tipsy: A Boozy Taste Of Hollywood History

Mark Bailey, who detailed old Hollywood's legendary love affair with liquor in his book Of All the Gin Joints, shares stories from a bygone era over cocktails at a legendary Hollywood bar.
NPR

Want To Enhance The Flavor Of Your Food? Put On The Right Music

Researchers at the University of Oxford have discovered a link between what you taste and what you hear.
NPR

North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else.
NPR

Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of The Interview.

Leave a Comment

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