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 November 21, 2014
Nov 202014

Board members are holding a series of town hall meetings to inform the public about the Five-Year Plan process and to receive constituent feedback. The Five-Year Plan brings together the three major components of the County budget – schools, general government, and capital improvements – and seeks to balance anticipated revenues and expenditures for the next five years to inform annual budget development. Continue reading »

 November 20, 2014
Nov 152014

By Lucas Tomlinson,  Published November 13, 2014,

President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action — including suspending deportations for millions — as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News.

The president’s plans were contained in a draft proposal from a U.S. government agency. The source said the plan could be announced as early as Nov. 21, though the date might slip a few days pending final White House approval.  Continue reading »

 November 15, 2014
Nov 072014

The Jefferson Area Tea Party is hosting its third set of presentations in a series entitled “The Pros and Cons of Economic Development in Albemarle County” on Thursday evening, November 20 from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. in Lane Auditorium, Albemarle County Office Building, McIntire Rd.

The presenters will be representatives of businesses adversely affected by the delays in replacing the Jefferson Park Avenue bridge and by the widening of McIntire Road at the Route 250 Bypass, together with a representative of the businesses along Route 29 North concerned about the impact of the proposed Rio Road interchange. They will identify ways that economic damage could have been reduced in the past and could be reduced on Route 29 North.

 November 7, 2014
Nov 062014

Americans have entrusted Republicans with control of both the House and Senate. We are humbled by this opportunity to help struggling middle-class Americans who are clearly frustrated by an increasing lack of opportunity, the stagnation of wages, and a government that seems incapable of performing even basic tasks.

Looking ahead to the next Congress, we will honor the voters’ trust by focusing, first, on jobs and the economy. Among other things, that means a renewed effort to debate and vote on the many bills that passed the Republican-led House in recent years with bipartisan support, but were never even brought to a vote by the Democratic Senate majority. It also means renewing our commitment to repeal ObamaCare, which is hurting the job market along with Americans’ health care.

 November 6, 2014