TOP PRINCE WILLIAM NEWS
Sat., May. 23 - Telecommunications giant Verizon acquired mass-media company AOL Inc. for $4.4 billion May 12. The announcement came via Verizon's website. Both companies have a significant footprint in Northern Virginia. Verizon is one of the largest private employers in the county with significant government contracting operations.
Fri., May. 22 - Sen. Mark R. Warner (D.-Va.), along with Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), recently introduced the “Go To High School, Got To College Act” to increase college access for low-income students by allowing them to earn college credits in high school through the Pell Grant program. The bill is intended to maximize the efficiency of federal student aid and improve outcomes for students.
Fri., May. 22 - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed an executive directive to strengthen security measures overseeing personal data involved in transactions between citizens and state government agencies and institutions. Virginia becomes the first state to take executive action to ensure that consumer protection goals established by President Obama are adopted in the Commonwealth.