Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

January 2010

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Sen. Frank Ruff's Legislative Update

Sun, 2010-01-31 19:00 -- tjcosgrove

As the 2009 session began the news media reported that Chesterfield County Schools would have to layoff about 500 employees if the state didn’t give them more money.  Similar news stories were reported from school districts throughout Virginia.  Then the Federal Stimulus package was reported and school systems across the state dropped their plans to cut their budgets.

Regrettably, employees in the private sector were not so lucky. Factories cut shifts, stores cut employees, businesses closed; thousands of private and small business employees were left jobless.

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Sen. Steve Martin's Weekly Update

Sat, 2010-01-30 19:00 -- tjcosgrove

 Hello Friends,

Wth Governor McDonnell's theme of "Commonwealth of Opportunity," our top priority this session will be jobs and strengthening Virginia's economic position. This week I joined with Governor Bob McDonnell and the other Republican and Democrat Chief Patrons of his legislative package for a press conference. We are going to get some great things done on this front in the coming weeks.