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Connolly Statement on the Supreme Court’s Stay of the Clean Power Plan Rule
"President Obama's Clean Power Plan is an ambitious, flexible and attainable framework, rooted in existing authority, that sets America on a path to lead on global climate change. Today's action by the Supreme Court is deeply disappointing, and yet another flawed decision by this court that jeopardizes our progress toward a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable future."
Opower Announces It Will Keep Headquarters in Arlington
Arlington Economic Development is proud to announce that Opower, a leading energy enterprise software company that helps utilities elevate the customer experience, has chosen to continue to call Arlington home. The expanding company recently completed a competitive bid process and will move its headquarters from its current home in Arlington’s Courthouse neighborhood to a new building nearby that is currently being constructed.
Griffith Statement on Supreme Court Stay of Obama Clean Power Plan
Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court put a hold on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan. “I have long believed that the EPA does not have the legal authority for its Clean Power Plan under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.
Defense Budget Fails Our Military With Unacceptable Trade-offs
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, issued the following statement on the release of President Obama’s FY17 defense budget
Warner, Kaine React to President Obama’s Budget Proposal
U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both members of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statements on President Obama’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 2017)
Virginia’s housing market ends the year with continued rebound, double digit growth
The 2015 Virginia residential real estate market outperformed every year from 2007 to 2014. Sales each month of 2015 surpassed those of 2014, leading to annual growth of nearly 11 percent for Virginia’s residential real estate market. Gradual and sustained market growth indicates restored strength to the housing market and its impact on the state economy, according to the most recent report published by the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR).
Sen. Warner Introduces Legislation to Help Borrowers Better Manage their Student Loans
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) introduced two bipartisan bills to provide relief to students struggling to manage record levels of college debt. One proposal streamlines income-based repayment programs, and the other would allow employers to recruit and retain talented workers by helping to pay-down an employee’s student loan debts with pre-tax income
Virginia to receive more than $120.5 million from National Disaster Resilience Competition
“Sea levels are rising faster in Norfolk than almost anywhere else in the U.S., and recurrent flooding continues to damage the communities and homes in the region,” said Sen. Warner. “By helping communities incorporate innovative policies to address the many challenges presented by extreme weather, we can create long-lasting resilience to protect Hampton Roads against the very real threat of climate change.”
Governor McAuliffe Announces more than $6.9 million in Housing Trust Funds
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today more than $6.9 million in Housing Trust Fund grants and loans for the Homeless Reduction Grant and the Competitive Loan Program. Twenty-three projects will receive grants through these two programs of the Virginia Housing Trust Fund. The Trust Fund is intended to create and preserve affordable housing and to reduce homelessness in the Commonwealth.
Arlington 2016 Property Values Increase Modestly
Arlington County real estate assessments for 2016 show an overall increase in property values of 2.8 percent over 2015. Residential and commercial property values increased slightly.