Saturday, May 18, 2013
Attorney general gets the nomination for governor.
Virginia Republican Party delegates officially nominated Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to run for governor at its state convention Saturday in Richmond. See: VA GOP Nominates Ken Cuccinelli for Governor's Race The full text of Cuccinelli’s speech runs below: I think you now have a better sense of why I’m one of the luckiest guys in Virginia. I want to thank my wife, Teiro - who is such a great advocate for me and our shared principles - and my children who have stood by me every step of the way. I also want to thank my mother and father for being here today and providing great examples for me over the years. Wherever you are from in Virginia, Teiro and I are thankful you are here and we are humbled by your support. With today being …
Cuccinelli formally received the nomination Saturday at the Virginia Republican Convention.
Virginia Republican Party delegates officially nominated Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to run for governor at its state convention Saturday in Richmond. Cuccinelli, 44, essentially locked down the Republican nomination in November 2012, when outgoing Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced he wouldn’t be seeking the nomination. Bolling cited party officials’ vote to change the nominating method from a primary election to a convention as the main reason for withdrawing his hat. "I see a Commonwealth where our people once again lead in liberty and opportunity," Cuccinelli said in his address. "Where striving to achieve is respected, even when we fall short, and it’s celebrated when we succeed. I see a Commonwealth where we restrain our debt so we …
Ken Cuccinelli is expected to accept the gubernatorial nomination Saturday at the Virginia Republican Convention in Richmond.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is expected to formally accept the Republican nomination for Governor on Saturday morning, delivering a speech at the Virginia GOP's convention. More than 13,000 delegates are registered for the event. As the Republican candidate, Cuccinelli will face off against Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Nov. 5 general election. The address is scheduled to begin around 10:45 a.m. Saturday. You can stream it live in the video above.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thousands of delegates will gather in Richmond to nominate candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.
The Virginia Republican party will gather for its state convention in Richmond this Friday and Saturday to nominate candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general for the November election. Richmond will see an influx of 13,000 delegates to the convention – party activists who will nominate the candidates they think can maintain the party’s interests and win on November 5. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli became the party’s only nominee for governor when current Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling dropped out last year. Cuccinelli will be formally nominated this weekend and is expected to deliver an acceptance speech Saturday. A senior council in Virginia’s Republican Party made a last-minute decision to hold a convention instead of a …
Democrat picks up Planned Parenthood endorsement hours after speech bashing opponent on abortion.
Planned Parenthood endorsed Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe Thursday, hours after the Democrat bashed opponent Ken Cuccinelli on the abortion issue. McAuliffe painted his Republican opponent, Virginia's attorney general, as an ideologue Wednesday night at a campaign stop in Lorton. Specifically, McAuliffe focused on abortion. "I'm running against a guy who has a social, ideological agenda," said McAuliffe of Cuccinelli. "He has said that it is his goal to see abortion disappear in the United States of America." Planned Parenthood® Action Fund (PPAF), the political arm of Planned Parenthood, so far has donated a little more than $30,000 to McAuliffe's campaign in Web services, according to Virginia Public Access…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Carroll Brook Altman was recognized by Fredericksburg City Council.
Carroll Altman was honored on the occasion of his retirement for 31 years of service to the City of Fredericksburg Fire Department at this week's City Council meeting. Altman was hired in 1981 and processed through the ranks to become a Battalion Chief, a position he held for 10 years. He was instrumental in the initiation of the department's first Self Contained Breathing Apparatus program. He recieved a watch from the city and his helmet from Edwin L. Allen, Jr., Chief.
National Kids to Parks Day in all 35 Virginia State Parks on Saturday, May 18.
National Kids to Parks Day celebrations are being held Saturday in all 35 Virginia State Parks, including those closest to Fredericksburg -- Lake Anna State Park and Westmoreland State Park. Lake Anna State Park 10 - 11 a.m. Fishing 101 $2/person $6/family Learn the basics of fishing and put it to the test! *Limited Space; Register at the Visitor Center* 1 - 2 p.m. Orienteering 101 Join a ranger and discover how to orienteer with compass and map. 3 - 4 p.m. Gold Panning Join Matt for a fun filled program featuring the history and basics of "Panning for Gold just like the prospectors." Westmoreland State Park 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Become a Naturalist- Learn to identify native animals by fur, tracks, and scat and how native plants can help…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
City Council approved the school's budget and finalized the city budget at Tuesday night's meeting.
City Council decided Tuesday to keep the real estate tax rate at its FY2013 level of .74 cents per $100 of assessed value and make about $1 million in line item cuts to the city manger's FY2014 recommendations in order to balance the budget. The vote was 5 - 2 to approve the $187,887,023 budget on its first read. "That is the total for all funds, including the general fund, schools, all fiscal agencies, enterprise and capital funds," said City Manager Bev Cameron. The total budget for the General Fund is $81,411,580. Councilmembers Kerry Devine and George Solley voted against the budget, saying it was not in the best interest of the city. "I believe we are overlooking things we will have to address again next year, and it will be a …
A reception at and tour of the renovated Fredericksburg Visitor Center.
The City of Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism marked National Travel and Tourism Week on May 8 with a reception at the newly renovated Fredericksburg Visitor Center. Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw and Karen Hedelt, director of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, welcomed Rita McClenny, president and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation. Comments out front were followed by a small reception inside and tours. Subscribe here to the daily newsletter from Fredericksburg Patch.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The budget is late being approved, due to continuing disagreements among council members.
City Council will meet at 5:45 p.m. Monday and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in work sessions to review and discuss the City Manager’s Recommended Budget for Fiscal 2014. The Council hopes to bring the budget to a first read during its regular session Tuesday, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers in City Hall. The April 23 meeting agenda called for council members to cast their first of two votes to approve the budget, but they came to that meeting from the 5:30 p.m. work session still in disagreement over line-item cuts and a tax rate. "Every time we leave a work session we think we have some decision, but we come back with more ideas," Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw said after that sixth work session. "It's crunch time and we must move …