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terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe vetoes bill requiring investigations into Virginia voters

Gov. McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would require local election officials to investigate Virginia voters without a clear standard.


virginia general assembly

Virginia House passes bill to loosen gun safety rules in foster homes

The House of Delegates passed a bill to remove safety requirements surrounding the storage of guns by individuals caring for foster children.


tom perriello

Tom Perriello to launch Equal Justice For All Tour

Tom Perriello, Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, will travel across Virginia for an Equal Justice for All Tour.


Transfer of Conservation Reserve Program land to next generation of farmers is now easier

On Jan. 9 the USDA began allowing farmers and ranchers to terminate their Conservation Reserve Program contracts early.


ralph northam

Northam releases new jobs program

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam unveiled “G3: Get Skilled – Get a Job – Give Back.”


virginia

McAuliffe dedicates Capitol Square in honor of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns

Governor Terry McAuliffe today dedicated a newly renovated state office building in honor of Barbara Johns.


onevirginia2021

OneVirginia2021 launches crowdfunding campaign for lawsuit

In its fight against rigged elections in Virginia, the non-partisan group OneVirginia2021 is breaking new ground in public interest advocacy.


bob goodlatte

Virginia Organizing to Bob Goodlatte: Protect healthcare

The Harrisonburg chapter of Virginia Organizing is calling on Congressman Bob Goodlatte to protect healthcare coverage.


terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe signs bills to up fight with opioid epidemic

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today signed several bills that will help fight the epidemic of opioid abuse and overdose.


letter

Letter: Ban fracking in every county in Virginia

Fracking has a major impact on our drinking water. It is the only industry allowed to inject toxic chemicals into underground water sources.


tim kaine

Kaine meets Pope Francis, discusses refugees

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine attended a general audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City today.


virginia

House, Senate budget conferees announce conference report agreement

House and Senate budget negotiators have completed work on the budget conference reports for House Bill 1500.


newspaper

House Republican Caucus unanimously elects Speaker-Designee

The House Republican Caucus unanimously elected its next leadership team, headed up by Del. Kirk Cox.


amazon web services

Governor McAuliffe announces relationship with Amazon to push cybersecurity education

A new partnership with Amazon will make Virginia a national resource for cybersecurity education.


virginia general assembly

Workers’ comp commissioners to carry concealed handguns without permit: New bill

A bill allowing commissioners of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission to carry concealed handguns without a permit passed the House.


mark keam

Bill to provide safeguards for Virginians seeking laser hair removal treatments passes

A bill sponsored by Del. Mark Keam to address safety concerns over the use of laser technology for hair removal cleared a final step this week.


ralph northam

Northam applauds ruling to uphold Maryland assault weapons ban

The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond said assault weapons banned under Maryland law aren’t protected by the Second Amendment.


mark warner tim kaine

Warner, Kaine reintroduce bill to help Blue Water Vietnam veterans

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine want to ensure that Blue Water veterans are eligible to receive benefits.


susan platt

LG candidate Susan Platt opposes Atlantic Coast, Mountain Valley pipelines

Democratic lieutenant governor nomination candidate Susan Platt comments on two proposed pipeline projects in Virginia.


Tourism programs tapped for public-private marketing funds

More than $772,000 in grants have been awarded to tourism initiatives as part of the Virginia Tourism Corp.’s Marketing Leverage Program.


terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would restrict state and federal funding for women’s health providers like Planned Parenthood.


virginia

New data shows economic impact of immigrant population

New research has been released on the contributions of immigrants in Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District.


law

McAuliffe vetoes bill expanding eligibility for concealed handgun permits

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed a bill that would expand eligibility for concealed handgun permits.


virginia general assembly

McAuliffe vetoes bill legalizing concealed switchblade knife

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed legislation legalizing the carrying of a concealed switchblade knife.


earth

New program to create more clean energy jobs in the Commonwealth

The U.S. Department of Energy selected Virginia as the recipient of a $500,000 grant to support commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs.