Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

September 2011

Stanley cites latest unemployment report as further evidence

Thu, 2011-09-29 20:00 -- Mike

Glade Hill VA, 29 September 2011: The most recent unemployment rates for Southside communities were released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics yesterday, and the report indicated that unemployment increased across the region from July to August. The performance of individual communities cited in the report is as follows:



John Watkins discusses recent activities in the area of tran

Mon, 2011-09-26 20:00 -- Mike

I was in Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 19, for a meeting of the Virginia/North Carolina Interstate High Speed Rail Compact, an organization I am honored to chair.

The Compact is working jointly on planning and development of enhanced passenger rail from Charlotte N.C., to Washington D.C. This would include intercity connections with Raleigh, N.C, Richmond, Va. and Norfolk Va.

Senator Watkins Talks About Energy

Tue, 2011-09-20 20:00 -- Mike

Much has been said in recent weeks about Virginia’s energy needs for the future. That future certainly includes the appropriate and effective use of solar power and wind energy. These sources, however, are not as readily reliable as nuclear, gas and coal.

My answer to fulfilling the needs of Virginia is "all of the above," says Senator John Watkins of Virginia's 10th District. We must encourage energy development of all types.