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Sen. Harry Blevins, R-Chesapeake, announced on the Senate floor Wednesday that he was retiring in August after 15 years in the General Assembly. The 77-year-old Blevins told colleagues that he was leaving because he and his wife Margie are having...
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WDBJ7 Senior ReporterRepublicans in the State Senate say they're deeply disappointed. Democrats are pleased, after a ruling in the House of Delegates derailed a controversial redistricting plan. The decision could have an impact on other major proposals, including the...
A Senate panel killed a measure Thursday that would have allowed undocumented immigrant children who achieve federal deferred-action status under President Barack Obama's July executive order to pay in-state tuition at Virginia's public colleges and...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Legislative negotiators have agreed on a new $85 billion budget that will direct state spending for the next two years. The House and Senate talks ended Thursday afternoon after nearly collapsing in a dispute over money to hold...
Tags: Politics, Bob McDonnell, Democratic Party
ReporterLobbyists lined the walls Sunday afternoon, as the two General Assembly money committees approved changes to the Governor's spending plan. The vote was unanimous in the House Appropriations Committee, but it was a different story in Senate Finance, where...
WDBJ7 Senior ReporterSenate Democrats and Republicans are digging in their heels as they look toward to a stand-off over the state budget. The Senate is evenly divided, and Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling doesn't have the authority to break a tie vote on the budget....
ReporterDemocrats and Republicans were still jockeying for position even as they were heading for the exits Saturday night. Governor Bob McDonnell and Senate Democrats claimed victory as the regular session of the General Assembly came to an end. McDonnell...
Nation NowVirginia handgun limits: The Virginia Senate has voted to lift a one-handgun-a-month purchase limit. The measure stands a good chance of becoming law....
AP Political WriterVirginia Democrats are preparing to file a lawsuit challenging the right of Republicans to seize a majority in an evenly divided Senate unless they agree to share power. Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw and Sen. Don McEachin said Monday they will...
FOX40 NewsVirginia State Senator Richard Saslaw did not buy medical marijuana in Sacramento, but Sacramento County's Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force says a couple who took his identity did. Barnell Washington and Sky Manriquez are accused of changing Senator Saslaw's...
ReporterAbortion opponents won a major victory Thursday in Richmond, as the State Senate voted to regulate abortion clinics in Virginia. Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling cast the tie-breaker to approve the measure. Supporters insisted the legislation was not...
ReporterFriday February 18, 2011 The showdown over Roanoke’s school opening bill will have to wait until Monday. Legislation that would allow Roanoke to start classes before Labor Day reached the floor of the Senate Friday. Opponents tried to kill it by...
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