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Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling can vote on budget amendments

Virginia’s governor will help Republicans have the last word on the state budget

By Anita Kumar  |  08:50 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/11/2012

New Va. public employee retirement program could cost millions to implement, think-tank report says

A new law that creates a mandatory hybrid retirement program for public employees could cost Virginia millions to implement, according to a think tank analysis.

By Anita Kumar  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Del. Bob Marshall delivers signatures for Virginia GOP Senate primary

Del. Bob Marshall submitted 17,100 signatures to the Virginia State Board of Elections today to qualify for the June 12  GOP primary ballot for U.S. Senate.

By Anita Kumar  |  04:47 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia, Virginia Senate race, Virginia politics, Virginia Republicans

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Virginia Republicans to hold three Senate primary debates

Frontrunner George Allen and his foes for the Republican nomination in Virginia’s Senate race will square off in a trio of debates.

By Ben Pershing  |  01:43 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia, Virginia politics, George Allen

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Cuccinelli to host a series of town halls on electric rates

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will host a series of town halls in Southside Virginia next week about electric rates. 

By Anita Kumar  |  06:10 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia, Virginia politics, Utilities

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Voter ID bills passed by Virginia House

The hotly debated legislation requires voters to show identification at polls but greatly expands types of ID accepted at polls

By Laura Vozzella  |  05:23 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia, Virginia politics, Voting rights, Veter fraud, Voter ID

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 03/08/2012

McDonnell tops hypothetical vice presidential contenders list

Not only did McDonnell remain on Hotline’s Veepstakes Power Rankings this month, he moved up — to No. 1.

By Anita Kumar  |  02:30 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert F. McDonnell, Republican Party, Virginia politics

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 03/08/2012

McDonnell headlines event for Indiana gubernatorial hopeful Mike Pence

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will appear at a fundraiser tonight for fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, who is running for governor in Indiana

By Anita Kumar  |  12:39 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indiana, Indiana politics, Virginia, Virginia politics

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Va. Senate leaders finally agree on something: ‘We need a raise’

A rare moment of comity in Richmond’s upper chamber ends when Sen. Jeffrey McWaters notes that passing a pay hike but not a budget wouldn't look good

By Laura Vozzella  |  06:01 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Virginia Senate approves right to sue for wrongful death of fetus

The measure passed easily, despite controversy surrounding a ‘personhood’ bill that some considered similar. The House had previously passed it.

By Laura Vozzella  |  05:56 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia, Virginia politics, Virginia General Assembly, abortion, personhood

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Virginia House gives final approval to ultrasound bill

The House of Delegates today approved the modified and final version of a contentious proposal that would require women to get external ultrasounds before abortions.

By Anita Kumar  |  05:34 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia, Virginia politics, Virginia general assembly, health care, abortion

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/01/2012

‘Tebow’ bill to let home-schoolers play high school sports killed by Virginia Senate

The measure would have allowed Virginia’s tens of thousands of home-schooled students to play sports at their local high schools.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia, Virginia politics, Education, High school sports, Home schools, Virginia General Assembly

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Virginia legislators kill proposals to drug test welfare recipients

The General Assembly has officially killed all proposals this year that would require drug screening for welfare recipients.

By Anita Kumar  |  09:46 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Va. Democrats to open Alexandria campaign office

The coordinated campaign office is the latest concrete step on a path that Democrats hope will lead to a reversal of their electoral fortunes.

By Ben Pershing  |  04:08 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tim Kaine, Virginia, Virginia politics

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Obama campaign opens fifth office in Virginia

The president’s campaign will open in Fredericksburg this weekend.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:22 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Kaine, Perriello to join Obama campaign ‘youth summit’ in Richmond Saturday

President Obama’s reelection campaign will host a youth summit this weekend in Richmond, with a few big-name Virginia politicians on hand to lure a crowd.

By Ben Pershing  |  12:08 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tim Kaine, Virginia, Virginia Senate campaign, Virginia politics, presidential election, Election 2012

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 04/16/2011

Arlington passes $1 billion budget

The Arlington County Board unanimously passed its $1 billion fiscal 2012 budget at a meeting Saturday.

By Christy Goodman  |  01:22 PM ET, 04/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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