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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.


Virginia peanut growers to mark National Peanut Month with peanut butter donations

Virginia peanut producers will take the super-nutritious peanut from the field to the food bank in the form of peanut butter donations.

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Northam releases new jobs program

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


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.

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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.


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.

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Salvation Army thrift store closing: Tough decision, but right one

The Waynesboro Salvation Army thrift store on Arch Avenue has been consistently losing money in recent years.

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Governor McAuliffe announces relationship with Amazon to push cybersecurity education

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

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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.

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.


New data shows economic impact of immigrant population

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


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.

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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.


Caroline educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year

Jessica Pittman, a first grade teacher in Caroline County, has been named Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 2017 Teacher of the Year.


Virginia ranks ninth nationwide for local food sales

Virginia ranks ninth nationally for direct farm sales, according to a USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service study.

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Ken Plum: Balancing the budget

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


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.


Herring successfully defends Virginia moratorium on uranium mining

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled in favor of the Commonwealth’s 30-year moratorium on mining uranium.

Former HSBC mortgage borrowers to begin receiving settlement payments

Borrowers who were harmed by the mortgage servicing and foreclosure practices of HSBC will begin receiving checks of approximately $1,200.

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Ralph Northam on Senate vote to require photo ID for absentee voting

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam comments after the State Senate approved a bill requiring voters to present a photo ID when requesting an absentee ballot.

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Northam on Senate support for 12-month birth control prescription

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam comments after the Virginia State Senate passed HB 2267 to allow 12-month prescriptions of oral contraceptives.

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Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on Senate approval of anti-marriage equality bill

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam comments after the Senate approved legislation to permit state-sanctioned discrimination against LGBT couples.