Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

Senate Republicans in the News - December 17-20, 2010

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The following are articles from newspapers, blogs, and other news sources throughout the Commonwealth and the country featuring members of the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus. 

  • Senator Ryan McDougle
  • Senator Steve Newman
  • Senator Tommy Norment
    • It's payback time on state pension systemThe Daily Press - The Virginia Retirement System, like similar public pension plans across the country, is in peril.
    • School supporters wary of costs tied to McDonnell's budget planThe Virginian-Pilot - Education advocates fear that school systems already getting by with less state support could face a double dose of financial hardship in the budget amendments Gov. Bob McDonnell submitted Friday to the General Assembly.
    • McDonnell: State employees should pay 5 percent share of retirement - Gov. Bob McDonnell said Thursday that state employees need to start sharing the burden of their retirement benefits for the first time in 27 years, the latest in a string of moves aimed at shoring up a $50.8 billion state pension system that's growing increasingly underfunded.
    • McDonnell prepares budget cutsThe Daily Press - Gov. Bob McDonnell says improved tax collections leave the state in better financial shape than recent years, but the Republican still needs to find about $191 million worth of spending cuts and savings.
  • Senator Jill Vogel
  • Senator John Watkins
    • Tip spurred Forbes caseRichmond Times-Dispatch - The investigation that led to a fraud conviction of former Virginia Finance Secretary John W. Forbes II began with the handoff of documents 14 months ago from a state legislator to the superintendent of state police that raised serious concerns about how Forbes was spending millions of state dollars.