DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gov. Jack Markell is taking part in a national conference on workforce innovation in Washington.
Markell was to speak Monday at the Advancing Workforce Innovation forum.
Markell will join the CEO of the National Association of Workforce Boards to discuss the successful implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and navigating the challenges state governments face relating to education and workforce development issues.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Commonwealth Transportation Board has awarded 16 contracts for about $174 million in projects.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says the largest of the contracts awarded Wednesday is nearly $39 million for construction of an interchange at the intersection of the U.S. 460 bypass and Route 314 in Blacksburg. That's at the entrance to Virginia Tech.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is conducting a field hearing in Richmond on payday lending.
The hearing Thursday will feature remarks from the bureau's director, Richard Cordray, and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. Consumer groups, advocates for the poor and industry representatives are also expected to speak, as well as members of the public.
Observers say the bureau could issue guidance or possibly proposed regulations for payday lending.