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  Official Site of the Governor of Virginia - Tim Kaine
Governor Timothy M. Kaine declared a statewide emergency and enacted a ban on open fires beginning Friday, October 19.
The statewide burning ban is the result of drought conditions that have created a serious risk of widespread and dangerous forest fires in every region of the Commonwealth.
12, 2007 — Governor Timothy M. Kaine released the Virginia Energy Plan, a proposal to promote the Commonwealth’s energy independence and to educate consumers on energy conservation and efficiency.
www.governor.virginia.gov   (401 words)

  Tim Kaine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 2001, Kaine was elected the 39th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, serving under Governor Mark Warner.
In 2005, Kaine ran for and won the seat of Governor of Virginia in the November general election, defeating Republican former Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore by a margin of 52% to 46%; Republican State Senator Russ Potts, who ran as an independent and was considered a longshot, garnered only 2% of the vote.
Virginia's Capitol in Richmond is under renovation, which is expected to be completed in 2007.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tim_Kaine   (628 words)

 Governor of Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term.
Candidates for Governor must be United States citizens who have resided in Virginia as registered voters for five years prior to the election in which they are running.
The Governor must ensure that the laws of the Commonwealth are faithfully executed and is responsible for the safety of the state, as he serves as commander-in-chief of the state militia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Governor_of_Virginia   (886 words)

 Virginia-West Virginia Debt Settlement: Payment of the Virginia Debt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In other words it assumes to apportion to West Virginia one-third of the debt as it not stands, simply on the ground that she has one-third of the territory and population formerly belonging to Virginia, and without reference at all to the question of resources and values.
Virginia, by selling, donating, and disposing of those works as her own property, without regard to the rule laid down by Chancellor Kent, and without consulting West Virginia, must be taken to have accepted them on that basis, and is therefore chargeable with them on that basis.
The Governor of Virginia, in his message of 1870, and again in 1871, and the Legislature of that State, by its funding bill, seem, however, to have entirely overlooked the foregoing considerations, and to have jumped to the conclusion that West Virginia should pay one-third of the debt.
www.wvculture.org /history/government/vawvdebt02.html   (4008 words)

 Colonial Virginia
The new governor also established other settlements along the James, and although he was an austere man, ruled with a hand of iron, and was merciless in his punishment of criminals, his years' stay wrought a great change for the better in Virginia.
Meantime the white and red races were united in Virginia by the marriage of Rolfe and the daughter of the Indian chief Powhatan.
In spite of the many drawbacks of the unworthy governors and their frequent quarrels with the assembly and people, Virginia continued to prosper, and by the end of the seventeenth century the population numbered a hundred thousand.
www.usahistory.info /southern/Virginia.html   (5407 words)

 Virginia: Governor
Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore averted a threatened NAACP tourism boycott of the state by agreeing on Wednesday to reconsider whether to issue a proclamation next year designating April as Confederate history month.
The Virginia Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday that Gov. Jim Gilmore does not have to pay $13,000 in legal costs to a woman who fought the state to remove her brain-damaged husband's feeding tube.
The justices also cited a Virginia law that gives the governor the "duty to protect and preserve the general welfare of the citizens of the Commonwealth," and said the governor should be given the benefit of the doubt when exercising his duties.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/6228/states/va/va_gov.html   (916 words)

 Virginia Governor’s School Program
Virginia Governor’s Schools provide some of the state’s most able students academically and artistically challenging programs beyond those offered in their home schools.
The Virginia Governor’s School Program has been designed to assist divisions as they meet the needs of a small population of students whose learning levels are remarkably different from their age-level peers.
All Virginia Governor’s Schools submit a copy of the current administrative procedures document to the Department of Education annually in the fall.
www.pen.k12.va.us /VDOE/Instruction/Govschools   (2832 words)

 Virginia DEQ: Air Check Virginia
In addition, Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality is currently evaluating and developing enhancements to our current program in the areas of On-Board Diagnostics and Remote Sensing of Vehicle Emissions.
Vehicle owners in the Northern Virginia counties, as well as regular commuters into the area and vehicles operating on federal installations, are subject to the emissions inspection program.
Northern Virginia Community College provides training in diagnosis and repair of vehicles that fail the emissions inspection, and conducts testing of applicants to be certified as emissions repair technicians.
www.deq.state.va.us /mobile/homepage.html   (1266 words)

 Viola Baskerville for Lt. Governor of Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Her plan, among other things, would allow Virginia cities and counties to raise the exemption to elderly and disabled homeowners whose annual incomes are less than $75,000 and whose net worth is less than $350,000.
She was one of a handful of fl students to attend the College of William and Mary in the 1970s and later graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law while raising a family.
Baskerville, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, has been making the rounds of the Commonwealth for months in support of her candidacy for the second spot on the Dems' state ticket in November.
violabaskerville.com /News   (4477 words)

 Governor Joe Manchin III - West Virginia's 34th Governor   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Governor's legislation calls for extra oxygen to be stored in the mines, electrical tracking devices to be worn by miners, and the creation of Mine and Industrial Accident Rapid Response System, a 24-hour hotline, that coal operators must contact within 15 minutes of an emergency.
The governor recognized Owen, statewide winner of the 2005 WV Arbor Day Poster contest, at the event, which was hosted by the WV Division of Forestry, WV Forestry Association and the WV Urban and Communnity Forestry Council.
March 8, 2005 Gov. Joe Manchin joins members of the West Virginia Legislature to sign Senate Bill 261, which submits the state's Pension Bond Amendment to voters for ratification at a special statewide election to be held on June 25, during a bill signing ceremony in the Governor's Reception Room, State Capitol.
www.wvgov.org /govphotogallery.cfm   (3291 words)

 ABC News: Kaine Sworn in As Virginia's 70th Governor   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Former Virginia governor Chuck Robb, right, talks with State Police officers as he tours the reconstructed Colonial Williamsburg historic district in Williamsburg, Va., Friday, Jan. 13, 2006.
Patrick Henry was also sworn in here as the first governor of an independent Virginia here in 1776, and Jefferson followed in 1779, the year the government moved to Richmond to elude British capture.
George Washington worshipped in the church that held the morning prayer service, a battery of 18th century cannons saluted the new governor, and a horse-drawn carriage waited to take him to the home once occupied by the royal governor of Virginia to watch a parade of fife-and-drum units in a parade.
abcnews.go.com /Politics/wireStory?id=1506045   (420 words)

 Governor of Virginia Message – Virginia Economic Development Partnership
My commitment to the hard-working people of Virginia is to provide a stable financial environment, help small businesses succeed,foster competitive regional economies, tap the strength of Virginia’s tourism attractions and preserve our beautiful state’s natural resources.
These positive attributes are among the reasons Virginia was named the best-managed state in the country by Governing Magazine in early 2005.
The Governor of Virginia should always be the Commonwealth’s “Chief Jobs Officer.” In order to continue to attract new investment and new jobs to Virginia, we must focus on the importance of government support to uphold our pro-business environment.
www.yesvirginia.org /About_Us/Governor.aspx   (458 words)

 VA DCJS - Law Enforcement Services - Virginia Exile
Virginia Exile is the Commonwealth's tough program which carries bail restrictions and imposes a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in a Virginia prison for those who:
Virginia Exile is designed to build upon the success of Project Exile, a federal program started in Richmond in 1997.
Virginia Exile's purpose is to break the link between guns and drugs, between guns and crime in general, and to help put an end to gun violence which has affected too many communities.
www.dcjs.virginia.gov /exile   (335 words)

 Governor Patrick Henry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Scotsman Governor Patrick Henry saw to it that a religious freedom section, section 15, was included in the Virginia Constitution in July 1776 at the time of Virginia's independence and his election as its first Governor.
Earlier in the 1760's Patrick Henry, then a Virginia militia Colonel, faced down the Colonial Governor of Virginia with Henry's militia troops and forced the British Governor in the famous "Gunpowder Affair" to return a large quantity of gunpowder set aside for the Virginia militia by the Colonial legislature.
The Governor had taken the gunpowder away, sequestering it, where the militia commanded by Colonel Patrick Henry would not have access it, and stored it aboard his ship anchored in the Virginia harbor.
www.electricscotland.com /history/america/patrick_henry.htm   (1228 words)

 The Political Graveyard: Virginia: Governors
Governors of Virginia: Events and Candidates of the 1870's (may be incomplete!)
Governors of Virginia: Events and Candidates of the 1880's (may be incomplete!)
Governors of Virginia: Events and Candidates of the 1900's (may be incomplete!)
politicalgraveyard.com /geo/VA/ofc/gov.html   (349 words)

 Kaine Sworn in as Governor of Virginia
Virginia's new governor finished up his first weekend as the leader of the Commonwealth Sunday.
Tim Kaine was sworn in as Virginia's 70th governor on Saturday in Williamsburg.
Virginia is the only state where governors cannot serve consecutive terms.
www.wtrf.com /story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=8053   (134 words)

Robert Dinwiddie, Lieutenant Governor of the Virginia Colony from 1751 to 1758, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on October 3, 1692.
In March 1756, the Earl of Loudoun was appointed the Governor of Virginia and Commander-in-Chief of all North American military forces.
His letters to governors of those colonies reveal his frustrations with their slow and inadequate responses to the financial and recruitment needs of the Ohio campaign.
www.lib.udel.edu /ud/spec/findaids/dinwidie.htm   (1141 words)

 Virginia Naturally - Virginia Resource Use Education Council
In the mid 1950's, representatives from Virginia's state and federal natural resource agencies, along with professors in the colleges of education and resource management, came together as the Virginia Resource Use Education Council (VREUC).
A subcommittee of the VRUEC is the Virginia Interagency Education Workgroup (VIEW).
The Virginia Resource-Use Education Council (VRUEC) was established in 1952 to promote a better understanding of conservation education throughout the Commonwealth; and
www.vanaturally.com /vruec.html   (474 words)

 Virginia.gov - The Official Commonwealth of Virginia Home Page
You may also use the Text Only Site, or use our feedback link to contact the Commonwealth of Virginia portal.
The English colonists named it "James" after King James I of England, as they also constructed their first permanent English settlement in the Americas in 1607 at Jamestown, along the banks of the James River.
At 410 miles long, navigation of the river played an important role in early Virginia commerce and the settlement of the interior.
www.virginia.gov   (312 words)

 The Official Website of the Governor of Virginia - Mark R. Warner   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Commonwealth of Virginia is justifiably proud of its outstanding system of higher education.
By virtue of the authority vested in me under Article V of the Constitution of Virginia, and by Section 2.2-134 of the Code of Virginia, I hereby establish the Governor's Advisory Commission on Higher Education Board Appointments (the “Commission”).
The Commission shall make its recommendations to the Governor at least 30 days prior to the expiration of the term for which the Commission is making the recommendations.
www.agb.org /content/center/pages/warner2-02/EO_08.html   (469 words)

 Virginia DEQ: Virginia Coastal Program Home Page
The Virginia CZM Program initiated and is investing over $2 million to restore and protect a global treasure.
The Virginia CZM Program is solving local problems with local partners in the Dragon Run, in Southern Watersheds of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach and in Northampton County.
Over 80 sanctuary reefs and 1000 acres of harvest area were constructed in Virginia's coastal waters...
www.deq.state.va.us /coastal   (258 words)

 West Virginia Governor's Office of Technology... Tech Links   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The WVSUN provides the superhighway, or the means for the carriage of data signal for and between state agencies, offices, and departments.
With the growth of computer usage for state and county agencies, public schools, higher education, and public libraries, increased cost of providing the roads for the transporting data signal traffic were becoming prohibitive.
The idea of WVSUN was born from this effort by the Governor’s Office of Technology.
www.state.wv.us /got/swhatis.cfm   (337 words)

 Democrat Kaine Wins in Virginia
Virginians elected Democrat Timothy M. Kaine yesterday as the state's next governor, choosing him to continue the centrist legacy of popular Gov. Mark R. Warner (D) and rejecting the Republican candidate for the state's top job a second time in four years.
Virginia voters cast ballots Tuesday for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and House district races.
With him were three generations of governors: his father-in-law, A. Linwood Holton Jr., Warner and L. Douglas Wilder, the nation's first elected fl governor.
media3.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/08/AR2005110800371.html   (716 words)

 AllPolitics - Gilmore Takes Virginia Governor's Race - Nov. 4, 1997
WASHINGTON (Nov. 4) -- Virginia Republican Jim Gilmore rode a wave of loathing for the state's personal-property tax on automobiles all the way to the governor's mansion.
The state's first African-American governor, Wilder declined to make any endorsement, a move interpreted by many as anger over his belief that Beyer did not pay enough attention to the needs of the state's fl population during the campaign.
Virginia law bars governors from serving consecutive terms, a rule that kept the popular Republican incumbent governor, George Allen, from running again.
www.cnn.com /ALLPOLITICS/1997/11/04/va.gov   (513 words)

 Virginia State Board of Elections : ABSENTEE VOTING IN VIRGINIA
Absentee voting provides a means for qualified voters to participate in upcoming elections even though they may not be able to go to the polls on election day.
Virginia law prescribes that Applications for absentee ballots shall be completed in one of the following manners:
An application completed in person shall be made not less than three days prior to the election in which the applicant offers to vote and completed only in the office of the general registrar.
www.sbe.virginia.gov /cms/Absentee_Voting/Index.html   (1127 words)

 Virginia State Board of Elections : Registering To Vote   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Be a resident of Virginia (A person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes)
The completed application can be filed with the local registration office or mailed to the address printed on the form.
Application for registration can be submitted using a Virginia Voter Registration Application form or a National Voter Registration Application form.
sbe.virginia.gov /cms/Voter_Information/Registering_to_Vote/Index.html   (580 words)

 NewsFromRussia.Com Tim Kaine elected governor of Virginia over supported by Bush Kilgore
Democrat Tim Kaine was elected governor of Virginia over Republican Jerry Kilgore in a race widely regarded as a barometer of the public mood before the 2006 congressional elections.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's name will not appear on the special election ballot Tuesday, when California voters go to the polls to consider initiatives he says are crucial to reshape state government.
Republicans promoting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's four ballot initiatives on Tuesday's special election are hoping a push by religious conservatives to promote the abortion measure could translate into support for the governor's "year of reform" agenda.
newsfromrussia.com /usa/2005/11/09/67323.html   (1804 words)

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