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Money in the Bank

Wed, 2011-07-20 20:00 -- Mike

Earlier today, the Commonwealth released the final revenue report for the 2011 fiscal year. Just as we showed last year, our revenues outpaced our forecast, giving us a $311 million surplus. Combined with the 2010 fiscal year, the Commonwealth received over $530 million in additional funds during the current biennium and this number will likely increase.

But it Is Patriotism

Sun, 2011-07-03 20:00 -- Mike

Monday is an occasion to celebrate our freedoms. Our freedom of speech, our freedom to choose our leaders and our right to bear arms. On Fourth of July, however, we must remember and honor the most important document to our nation, the United States Constitution, thanking the visionaries protecting our constitutional freedoms in 1776 and those men and women of the armed forces protecting them today.

Erma Bombeck (1927-1996), American humorist and best-selling author once said,

Happy Memorial Day

Sun, 2011-05-29 20:00 -- Mike

Today, the 145th observance of Memorial Day, please take a moment to honor our men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. For those of you who don't know, Memorial Day was originally celebrated as Decoration Day. The first observance of the holiday occured in Waterloo, New York, in May, 1866. It was not called Memorial Day until after World War II, and in 1967, Congress officially changed the name.

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