Virginia News Stand: January 15, 2009

The News Stand, ironically, will be sporadic during the G.A. session. The Communications Department is really stretched since it also doubles as the Policy Department and often doesn't get to drill for the state's media coverage each day. Even when it does, the blogging department will be just as busy working the halls of the GAB and capitol. But we'll do our best. Here's today's news: Kaine lays out plans to boost economy (Richmond Times-Dispatch

Economic Recovery A Priority For Kaine (Washington Post

Education, health services in crosshairs of Kaine budget (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

Kaine: Look to future for economy (Daily Press

Budget crunch gets top billing (Daily Press

Kaine gives state of the commonwealth address (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)

Valley Lawmakers See Good And Not So Good In Kaine's Speech  (Harrisonburg Daily News-Record

Newman agrees with Kaine on energy proposals (Lynchburg News & Advance

Local legislators see difficult days ahead (Winchester Star)

Herring Blocked From House Seat After 16-Vote Victory (Washington Post

Plum Elected House Democratic Caucus Leader (Washington Post)