Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Governor McDonnell's Town Hall Meeting At ODU

Last night Governor Bob McDonnell held a Town Hall meeting at Old Dominion University (ODU) as part of his "Virginia Speaks" Tour. The large crowd nearly filled two rooms at the Webb Center.

Governor McDonnell stated his Administration has focused on two things, jobs and opportunity as well as getting Virginia's fiscal house in order. There will be another Budget surplus announcement next week, while Virginia has gained 72,000 new jobs in the past 6 months. Cuts by Governors Kaine and McDonnell have reduced spending to 2006 levels.

Questions and comments last night were on offshore drilling, abortion, parole administration, mass transit, mental health facility siting, etc. For those of you unable to attend, you may have two opportunities to hear what was said. First, WHRV-FM was recording the meeting not only for broadcast at Noon on Thursday, but to be put on their website. Second, blogger Vivian Paige brought her videotaping equipment. It's not on her blog yet, but she has a busy day job as a CPA.

For those with government reform ideas, you can submit them at http://www.reform.virginia.gov

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