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  • Lawmakers revamp state’s retirement system

    Posted on: 6:39 pm, March 23, 2012, by , updated on: 11:40pm, March 24, 2012

    A $24 billion unfunded liability for the pension fund is the reason for the sweeping reforms.
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  • State passes major retirement overhaul, but not without controversy

    Posted on: 7:23 pm, March 15, 2012, by , updated on: 04:10pm, March 16, 2012

    Some folks are not happy about some changes coming to the Virginia Retirement System. Others, however, say the changes are long overdue.
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  • Radtke, Allen first to submit signatures for senate primary

    Posted on: 7:13 pm, March 12, 2012, by , updated on: 07:24pm, March 12, 2012

    Jamie Radtke and George Allen both filed more than 21,000 petitions to qualify for the ballot Monday, a feat several presidential candidates couldn't manage this election cycle.
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    Senate Votes Certified
  • Longtime state employees brace for thousands of job losses

    Posted on: 9:55 pm, February 20, 2012, by , updated on: 03:08pm, February 23, 2012

    Watching the way Kathey Cooper, Evelyn Reid and Cassandra Perry interact with one another, it's easy to understand why the three women consider themselves part of a 'family.'
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  • Disabilities deal called `historic,’ but historic for whom?

    Posted on: 7:21 pm, February 9, 2012, by , updated on: 04:38pm, February 10, 2012

    Virginia announced a landmark deal with the federal government, one that completely shakes-up the way the state cares for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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  • Chesterfield man killed in Florida highway pile-up

    Posted on: 5:28 pm, January 31, 2012, by , updated on: 12:17pm, February 1, 2012

    Jason Raikes was 26-years-old, a Lloyd C. Bird High School graduate and a new resident of Florida.
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  • DOJ: Virginia fails citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities

    Posted on: 1:24 pm, November 11, 2011, by , updated on: 02:00pm, April 29, 2012

    In between plucking beads from a weathered plastic bag and etching florescent yellow marks on an empty white cap, Sharon looks up and flashes her signature smile.
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