Friday, October 31st, 2014

Promise Broken rulings on the Bob-O-Meter

Increase tax credit for long-term health insurance

"As governor, Bob McDonnell will provide for an increase in the refundable tax credit for purchase of long term health insurance."

Expand incentives for rural health care professionals

"The McDonnell administration will expand loan forgiveness and scholarship programs for health care professionals with an emphasis on placing health care professionals in rural areas."

Train more doctors to practice in rural areas

"We will offer assistance to the new VCOM in Blacksburg and the Virginia Tech Carilon School of Medicine in Roanoke, to train more doctors and nurses to practice in rural Virginia."

More money to free clinics and community health care centers

"The McDonnell administration will increase the funding provided to Virginia Community Health Centers and free clinics."

Eliminate budget gimmicks

"We will eliminate budget gimmicks."

Establish ethics commission

"Virginia is one of only 10 states without an independent ethics commission. Bob McDonnell will establish a permanent, statewide independent agency that will provide advice and research as well as evaluate complaints concerning elected officials and appointees to boards, commissions and other public bodies."

Seek video streaming of meetings

"Bob McDonnell will have legislation introduced requiring all major executive branch boards and commissions to provide live streaming video on the Commonwealth's web site. Video files will be archived so that citizens can view them at their convenience."

Increase penalty for sexual battery of children

McDonnell will elevate sexual battery, when the crime is committed by force or where the offender is an adult and the victim is three years younger, to a Class 6 felony.

Put tolls on North Carolina border

As governor, Bob McDonnell will provide an additional dedicated revenue stream for essential transportation needs by tolling travellers coming into Virginia at the North Carolina border on I-95 and I-85.

Conserve 400,000 acres

“As governor, I will do so by ensuring we conserve another 400,000 acres by the conclusion of my term in January 2014.”

 

Promote health savings accounts

"We will publish a list of all insurers who offer health savings accounts."