Monday, January 28, 2013
A $2,500 credit for small businesses employing public university grads is on hold after subcommittee members ask for legislation that would include private colleges.
Monday, January 28
By Michael Shuster, Capital News Service A bill that would have given Virginia small businesses a $2,500 tax credit for hiring the state's public university graduates was tabled by House subcommittee members who said the offer should also apply to graduates of Virginia's private institutions. House Bill 1303, introduced by Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), would have created an incentive system for small businesses that hired people holding an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from a public institution of higher education in Virginia, giving a $2,500 corporate income tax credit for each new full-time position created and filled after Jan. 1 of this year. Businesses could have claimed the credit after the graduate had been employed for …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Herring represents central and west Alexandria in the state House of Delegates.
Charniele Herring, the state delegate whose district includes West End Alexandria, was selected Saturday to lead the Democratic Party of Virginia. Herring was voted into the top spot during the party’s Central Committee meeting Saturday morning in Williamsburg. She released the following statement Saturday: "I am humbled by the strength and diversity of Virginia Democrats," she said. "I look forward to fighting every day to ensure we continue to elect Democrats here in this great Commonwealth." Outgoing party Chairman Brian Moran announced his resignation last month. Herring has served in the House of Delegates since 2009 and is currently minority whip. She has told Patch she plans to keep her delegate seat while serving as party …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Three-time national champions honored by Virginia General Assembly on Thursday.
Just back from winning their third consecutive National Dance Alliance (NDA) Hip Hop championship, the West Springfield High School Dance Team (WSDT) received a standing ovation from the Virginia General Assembly on Thursday. The team was in Richmond to receive a Center Aisle Presentation from Delegates Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41), Dave Albo (R-42) and Charniele Herring (D-46). WSDT scored 9.986 at the national competition in Orlando, Fla. "It's one of the (if not the) highest score in NDA Hip Hop history," said a team member on the group's Facebook page. "Words can't explain how we feel. Thank you everyone who has supported us." Last year, WSDT competed in NBC's America's Got Talent, making it all the way into the finals. The team of 17 …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Held campaign kickoff at Cardinal Forest Elementary School in Springfield
Jack Dobbyn has his work cut out for him if he wants to defeat Del. Dave Albo (R-42) in November. "This campaign is winnable. We can beat Dave Albo," said Dobbyn, a Democrat, on Sunday to supporters at his campaign kickoff at Cardinal Forest Elementary School in Springfield. "A lot of people are apathetic about the chances to beat Dave Albo. I'm not." Can Dobbyn, president of the Fairfax County Young Democrats, defeat the 17-year incumbent? As of June 30th, his campaign had $21,810 in the bank versus $72,905 for Albo. In 2009, Albo defeated Democratic challenger Gregory Werkheiser by 11,767 votes to 9,006 votes in the most expensive delegate's race in Virginia's history. Albo raised and spent $927,217, and Werkheiser raised $781,828, of …