Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Attorney General McDonnell in Abingdon on Wednesday

I've read that Attorney General McDonnell will be at Virginia Highlands Community College tomorrow afternoon, although the nature of the event is not clear to me.

Perhaps one topic he will address will be the state of the Commonwealth in the absence of a budget. The Washington Post reports here and the Richmond paper reports here that the Attorney General has opined that Governor Kaine has limited power to keep the government running in the absence of appropriations from the legislature, if I understand these articles correctly.

Also of potential interest to a college group is the AG's opinion addressed to President Casteen of U.Va. that the University lacks authority under state procurement laws to include a "living wage" requirement in its contracts with private firms.

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