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Governors, spouses discuss strategies for ending childhood hunger

- Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and NGA Vice Chair Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval co-moderated a session on ending childhood hunger.
mark herring

Herring: Heroin dealers, traffickers need to be held accountable

- The General Assembly has rejected AG Mark Herring's call for stronger tools to hold heroin dealers and traffickers accountable.
virginia

House sustains McAuliffe veto of bill to defund Planned Parenthood

- The House of Delegates voted today to sustain Governor Terry McAuliffe's veto of HB 2264.
virginia general assembly

2017 General Assembly passes amended two-year state budget, adjourns

- The 2017 General Assembly passes amended two-year state budget, adjourns on time.
creigh deeds

Creigh Deeds: Silly season in Virginia politics

- As we close the 2017 session, it's clear that the silly season is upon us.


donald trump

Poll: Is Trump watching too much cable news?

- President Donald Trump famously watches a lot of cable news. Americans seem to think he doth watch too much, according to a new poll.
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.

 

zeus

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.
bill howell

House Speaker Bill Howell announces retirement

- Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) announced Monday that he will not seek re-election.
virginia

Virginia Workforce Connection offers new, enhanced features

- New, enhanced features are now available for job seekers and Virginia businesses through the Virginia Workforce Connection.
newspaper

Japanese American internment remembered: As Trump rounds up immigrants

- The Japanese American Citizens League held a “Day of Remembrance” at Sebastopol’s Enmanji Buddhist Temple.
virginia general assembly

Redistricting reform dies in House committee

- House Democrats yesterday forced two votes of the full House Privileges and Elections Committee on Senate redistricting reform measures.
ken plum

Ken Plum: Balancing the budget

- The fact is that the budget is adjusted at every session of the General Assembly.
creigh deeds

Creigh Deeds: Wrapping up 2017 session

- With about a week left before the 2017 Session ends, many of the controversial issues have been resolved.
virginia

Virginia named top state for corporate clean energy procurement

- Virginia has been ranked as one of the top states in the nation for corporate access to clean energy.
mark warner tim kaine

Warner, Kaine reintroduce bill to aid rural Virginia hospitals

- Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine introduced legislation to ensure hospitals are fairly reimbursed for their services by the federal government.
tim kaine

Poll: Kaine with big leads in early look at 2018 U.S. Senate race

- Sen. Tim Kaine has big leads on two possible big-name Republican challengers in an early, early look at his 2018 re-election race.