Posts Tagged JLARC

Report: Virginia Could Be Doing More to Help Localities Recruit Teachers

State officials could be doing more to help recruit and retain qualified teachers. That’s one finding in a report released to lawmakers today by the state’s independent watchdog agency. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.


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JLARC: Virginia Spent Less Than Expected on Medicaid This Year

StateSeal00More Virginians received health insurance through Medicaid this year while the state actually spent less than expected on the program. As lawmakers learned Monday that’s because of Medicaid expansion. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.

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Gambling in Virginia? Casinos Will Likely Be a Hot Topic for Lawmakers in January


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Lawmakers in Richmond are about to place their bets on casino gambling. They’ll get a much-anticipated report on Monday. Michael Pope reports.

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Movie Making In Virginia May Not Be A Great Investment


A clap board is readied during the filming of an American Heroes Channel three-part series about the Revolutionary War in Powhatan County, Va., in 2014. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Virginia taxpayers have spent almost $50 million luring film producers to the state. Movie crews get tax breaks and grants, but new data is casting doubt on whether the investment is worth it. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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JLARC: Some State Salaries Aren’t Competitive Enough


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Three-quarters of HR directors at state agencies say they have trouble filling open jobs. The biggest hurdle? Money. That’s according to a new report lawmakers heard in Richmond Monday. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.


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State Legislators Taking Closer Look At Biosolids


David Hudnall and his son, David Hudnall Jr. (Credit: Pamela D’Angelo)

Unless you’re a farmer or an avid gardener, you probably don’t know much about fertilizers. You put some down and your lawn gets greener and your tomatoes bigger. For people living next door to a farm field, fertilizers have become a worry as some farmers use treated human waste to enrich their soil. Pamela D’Angelo reports.

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