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Virginia Politics: September, 2011

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Arlington GOP raises $4 in September

Arlington County Republicans reported Wednesday that they raised only $4 in the first 28 days of September, but the party’s county chairman says it’s going to be fine.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  04:48 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Citizens United affiliate opens checkbook, again, for GOP candidates in Virginia

A political organization affiliated with the conservative group Citizens United has poured another $18,000 into state races in Virginia.

By Laura Vozzella  |  03:01 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Falls Church accuses Fairfax County of wanting monopoly on supplying water

Falls Church city manager Wyatt Shields also suggested that Fairfax County’s aggressive stance could put the two jurisdictions on a collision course for a legal battle.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 09/29/2011

Haley Barbour headlines event for Del. Comstock’s re-election campaign

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will headline a fundraiser Monday for fellow Republican, Del. Barbara Comstock, who faces a tough challenge from Democrat Pam Danner in her Fairfax district.

By Anita Kumar  |  09:10 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Sen. Edd Houck targeted by group aiming to advance ‘Christian worldview’

A group has formed to try to persuade minorities to vote for Republicans and “preserve America’s republic by advancing the Christian worldview in politics.

By Anita Kumar  |  05:09 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Democrats say Allen campaign is targeting its tracker

Democrats accuse former governor George Allen, the leading Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, and his staff of removing their tracker or asking him to leave from at least 10 public campaign events.

By Anita Kumar  |  02:19 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Tim Kaine opposes Obama plan to raise capital gains tax

Former Virginia governor Timothy M. Kaine (D) shed more light Monday on his stance toward President Obama’s deficit reduction plan, reiterating his support for letting tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans expire but opposing Obama’s proposal to increase capital gains rates on some high-earning taxpayers.

By Ben Pershing  |  10:06 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Fairfax supervisors take step toward equalizing water rates for Falls Church

A new front on the long-running “water war.”

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  05:02 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 09/27/2011

McDonnell to seek waiver from federal education law

Governor says No Child Left Behind had “noble goal” but has led to “some unrealistic expectations.”

By Laura Vozzella  |  02:40 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Group to hold benefit event for Prince William flood victims

The Woodbridge Worker’s Committee will hold a benefit event this weekend to raise money for Prince William County residents displaced by flooding earlier this month.

By Jennifer Buske  |  01:26 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 09/27/2011

McDonnell: Romney has an “open invitation” to come to Virginia

After Texas Gov. Rick Perry headlined a fundraiser in Richmond, the Virginia governor invited Mitt Romney to Virginia too.

By Anita Kumar  |  09:16 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Virginia poll shows tight contests for White House, Senate

Another new poll of Virginia shows an intensely competitive Senate contest looming in 2012, with former senator George Allen (R) holding the narrowest of edges over former governor Tim Kaine (D).

By Ben Pershing  |  01:55 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Va. Gov. McDonnell to deliver speech to N.H. Republicans

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will fly to New Hampshire Monday to deliver a speech to Republicans in the state that holds the first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

By Anita Kumar  |  09:12 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Virginia Gov. McDonnell dropping by Fairfax County supervisor’s fundraiser after cutting ribbon at Northrop Grumman HQ

Robert F. McDonnell was in Fairfax County on Friday for an event Northrop Grumman’s new corporate headquarters.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  03:33 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Activists plan to rally in Richmond Saturday for solutions to climate change

C yclists, skateboarders and walkers will rally outside the headquarters of Dominion Resources in Richmond on Saturday.

By Anita Kumar  |  03:19 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Va., Md. lawmakers offer bill to let federal employees donate unused sick leave

Lawmakers from Virginia and Maryland teamed up Friday to offer a bill that would allow federal employees to donate their unused sick days to needier colleagues.

By Ben Pershing  |  11:04 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Democrats unveil new ads in Virginia to support Obama’s jobs plan

The Democratic National Committee is launching another set of TV ads in several swing states, including Virginia, to promote President Obama’s jobs plan.

By Anita Kumar  |  08:39 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Democratic senator in Virginia opposes Obama’s reelection

Sen. Phillip Puckett, who faces a tough reelection battle in Southwest, said Wednesday that he would not be supporting President Obama for reelection in 2012.

By Anita Kumar  |  05:48 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 09/22/2011

McAuliffe reaches out to McDonnell on GOP attacks

He called the Virginia governor after the Republican Party of Virginia blasted McAuliffe’s hybrid and electric car venture last week.

By Anita Kumar  |  03:47 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Virginia Tea Party Alliance launches campaign to elect conservative Republicans to state Senate

The Virginia Tea Party Alliance announced Thursday it would target seven “left-wing” Democratic state senators in November’s critical legislative elections.

By Anita Kumar  |  01:04 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 09/21/2011

O'Malley, McDonnell to talk education in New York

The governors of Maryland and Virginia are among those slated to participate in a panel discussion Monday on the state of education as part of NBC News’s “Education Nation” initiative.

By John Wagner and Anita Kumar  |  06:02 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Americans for Prosperity loses its Virginia leader

Longtime Republican activist Trixie Averill will be stepping down as state director of the group, which supports a free market, low taxes and government transparency.

By Anita Kumar  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 09/21/2011

McDonnell ramps up fundraising as Republicans look to take over Senate

With less than seven weeks until election day, Gov. Bob McDonnell is ramping up his fundraising efforts as he looks to help Republicans take control of the state Senate.

By Anita Kumar  |  10:54 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Fairfax Board of Supervisors chair leads in money, endorsements

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon S. Bulova (D) continued to hold a commanding lead in campaign funds over her Republican challenger.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  07:13 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Radtke complains she’ll be excluded from Allen-Kaine debate

The stage is set for the first official debate in the 2012 Virginia Senate race, and Jamie Radtke is upset that she probably won’t be on it.

By Ben Pershing  |  06:11 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 09/20/2011

McDonnell seeks federal disaster aid for earthquake damage

A month after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Virginia, Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has requested a federal disaster declaration to help people in Louisa County.

By Laura Vozzella  |  04:08 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Pr. William officials allocate more funds for flood victims

The money will go to a fund set up by government officials and the Prince William County Education Foundation.

By Jennifer Buske  |  03:39 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Giuliani backs Allen for Senate bid

Former New York Mayor and onetime presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani announced Tuesday that he supports former Virginia governor George Allen for U.S. Senate.

By Anita Kumar  |  03:09 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Pr. William Economic Development director to leave for state position

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership has selected Prince William County’s economic development director to serve as its new president and chief executive.

By Jennifer Buske  |  02:48 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Allen, Kaine agree to first debate in U.S. Senate race

Former governors George Allen (R) and Tim Kaine (D) have agreed to their first debate in the race for U.S. Senate in 2012.

By Anita Kumar  |  12:15 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Howell gives money to group that aims to advance the Christian worldview in politics

The House speaker has donated $10,000 to group that is trying to “preserve America’s republic by advancing the Christian worldview in politics.”

By Anita Kumar  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Connolly and elected leaders to discuss Metro extension to Woodbridge

A panel of growth and transportation experts from the greater Washington region will be in Prince William County on Monday to discuss the possibility of bringing Metro to the community’s eastern end.

By Jennifer Buske  |  04:05 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dr. Gridlock, Virginia Politics

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Va. Democrats to hold primary to chose U.S. Senate nominee

Virginia Democrats voted to hold a primary — not a convention — next year to select their nominee to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jim Webb.

By Anita Kumar  |  08:41 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Douglass gets fundraising help against Wolf from fellow vet Sestak

John Douglass is getting a bit of financial help in his race against Rep. Frank Wolf from a man he hopes to emulate, former representative Joe Sestak.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:57 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce endorses Bulova for Board of Supervisors chair

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  02:23 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Red Cross, church to provide shelter for Pr. William flood victims

The American Red Cross has partnered with First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Prince William County to provide another week of shelter to local flood victims.

By Jennifer Buske  |  12:36 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/16/2011

McDonnell to appoint prominent lawyer to Metro board

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell will announce Friday afternoon that he is appointing James Dyke to the Metro Board of Directors as he looks to exert some long sought after authority over the second-largest subway system in the nation, administration officials confirmed Friday.

By Anita Kumar and Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Va. Board of Health votes to adopt new regulations for abortion clinics

Regulations would regulate abortion clinics in Virginia.

By Anita Kumar  |  04:01 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Democrats challenge McDonnell on closed meetings

Virginia Democrats on Thursday filed a Freedom of Information Act for documents outlining Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell’s use of taxpayers dollars.

By Anita Kumar  |  03:16 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Virginia revenues up nearly 8 percent in August

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Thursday that tax collections in August increased by 7.8 percent over the prior year.

By Anita Kumar  |  01:32 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/15/2011

New Va. poll shows Obama’s support slipping, Kaine vs. Allen in dead heat

President Obama’s popularity is eroding in Virginia, a new poll finds, but his slide so far has not hurt the Senate campaign of fellow Democrat Timothy M. Kaine.

By Ben Pershing  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Fairfax County’s Braddock District candidates hold first debate

Candidates for the Fairfax Board of Supervisor’s Braddock District seat met in the first of 10 planned debates Wednesday night.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  07:35 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Webb criticizes Obama’s tax hikes, and GOP pounces

Retiring Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) criticized some tax increases in President Obama’s jobs plan, and Republicans have seized on those comments.

By Ben Pershing  |  04:45 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance criticizes Board of Supervisors’ vote to hike county employees’ pay

Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance says county homeowners are overtaxed to support county employees who are overpaid.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  04:36 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Live tweets: Rick Perry in Richmond

Presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is headlining a lunchtime fundraiser for the Virginia Republican party Wednesday. The Washington Post’s Anita Kumar will be tweeting live from the luncheon.

By Washington Post Staff  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Opponents rally against draft regulations for abortion clinics

Abortion-rights organizations will hold a rally Wednesday to protest proposed regulations for abortion clinics.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Obama to sign patent bill in Alexandria

One week after going to Richmond to deliver a speech on jobs, President Obama will cross the Potomac River again Friday to sign legislation.

By Ben Pershing  |  10:44 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Advocacy groups host forum for General Assembly candidates

Virginia advocacy groups will host a forum in Prince William County on Saturday with about a dozen candidates running for the General Assembly.

By Jennifer Buske  |  10:25 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Pr. William board allocates funds for flood victims

Prince William County supervisors budgeted $40,000 to the American Red Cross on Tuesday to help residents impacted by Tropical Storm Lee.

By Jennifer Buske  |  08:05 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 09/14/2011

New poll gives high approval ratings for McDonnell, Warner

Sixty-one percent of registered voters in Virginia approve of the way Gov. Bob McDonnell is handling his job, while twenty-one percent disapprove, according to a poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University.

By Anita Kumar  |  07:28 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Rep. Connolly responds to Corey Stewart’s push for federal aid for flood victims

Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly sent a letter to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday after Chairman Corey A. Stewart told flood victims that they need to reach out to Connolly and the federal government for aid.

By Jennifer Buske  |  06:47 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Pr. William flood victims seek assistance

Dirt-covered photographs from her sister’s wedding, a pair of shoes and two new headbands were about all Woodbridge resident Jessica Vitela could salvage.

By Jennifer Buske  |  04:53 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Rep. Jim Moran: Abolish the debt ceiling

The Virginia Democrat has an idea for how to avoid future fights over the debt limit — get rid of it.

By Ben Pershing  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Democrats push McDonnell to clarify his position on Social Security

Forty-five Democrats sent a letter to Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday asking whether his appearance with Texas Gov. Rick Perry is an endorsement of his views on Social Security.

By Anita Kumar  |  03:22 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 09/13/2011

McDonnell agrees with Perry: Changes need to be made to Social Security

Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday that he agreed with presidential hopeful Rick Perry that the Social Security program needs to change.

By Anita Kumar  |  01:41 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Clinton, McAuliffe help Virginia Democrats try to hold on to the state Senate

The former president will headline a fundraiser for the Senate Democratic caucus at his good friend’s home in McLean, Oct. 28.

By Anita Kumar  |  10:31 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Democrats launch ads in Virginia in support of Obama’s jobs plan

The Democratic National Committee has launched an ad campaign in several swing states, including Virginia, to promote President Obama’s jobs plan.

By Anita Kumar  |  05:18 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Uranium company flying Va. lawmakers to Canada will spend $3,000 per person

The company flying lawmakers and community leaders to Canada this month to see an active uranium mine will spend about $3,000 per person on the trip.

By Anita Kumar  |  12:42 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 09/12/2011

McDonnell travels to Philadelphia on behalf of Republican governors

The Virginia governor, who was named chairman of the Republican Governors Association last month, will be in Philadelphia for meetings of the organization.

By Anita Kumar  |  10:07 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/11/2011

Political parties cast aside, leaders honor those who died on Sept. 11, 2001

Area’s top political leaders will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist acts at a ceremony Sunday at the Pentagon.

By Anita Kumar  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Obama jobs plan prompts Kaine vs. Allen fight on economic policies

Former Virginia Govs. George Allen (R) and Timothy M. Kaine (D) accuse each other of promoting the wrong prescription for the ailing economy.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:13 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Allen heading to California for GOP event

Though he has spent roughly four decades in Virginia, the former senator was born and raised in California, so he will be on familiar turf when he attends a luncheon event.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:49 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Judge delays decision on Cuccinelli’s demand for records from U-Va.

A judge has delayed making a decision on the attorney general’s most recent request to Virginia’s flagship university for documents related to global warming.

By Anita Kumar  |  02:40 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Obama, Cantor hold dueling jobs events in Richmond

The president will speak at the University of Richmond Friday morning as he looks to sell his jobs plan unveiled Thursday night in front of a joint session of Congress.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:23 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Cuccinelli declines to investigate whether McDonnell violated open-meetings law

The Virginia attorney general applauded the governor Thursday for no longer allowing work groups of commissions to meet without public notice.

By Anita Kumar  |  09:41 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Kaine links Allen to Perry’s Social Security stance

Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine is seeking to associate Republican candidate George Allen with Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) controversial stance on Social Security.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:15 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 09/08/2011

McDonnell: Virginia expected to lose health care lawsuit, will appeal

Governor says Virginia expected a three-judge panel of a federal appeals court to toss out the state’s challenge on the federal health care law.

By Anita Kumar  |  01:31 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Smith leaves Va Interfaith Center for Public Policy

Doug Smith, president of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, is leaving to join the staff of the Montpelier Foundation.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:23 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Kaine to raise Senate campaign cash in Chicago

Former Virginia governor Timothy M. Kaine will head to Chicago this week to hold a pair of fundraisers for his Senate campaign, an event that will coincide with a meeting of major donors to President Obama’s reelection effort.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:42 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Connolly honored for community health center outreach

The National Association of Community Health Centers honored Rep. Gerry Connolly on Tuesday for his support of community health facilities across the state.

By Jennifer Buske  |  12:29 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Scott Rigell gives portion of salary back for debt reduction

Members of Congress may not vote to slash their own salaries anytime soon, but a handful of lawmakers are taking a voluntary pay cut, including freshman Rep. Scott Rigell.

By Ben Pershing  |  11:28 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Va. legislator wants probe of McDonnell reform commission’s non-public meetings

Del. David L. Englin wants to know if Virginia law was violated when the government reform commission’s committees met in secret.

By Anita Kumar  |  10:36 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Terry McAuliffe travels Virginia to campaign for Democrats — including himself, some say

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  10:09 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Local, state lawmakers flying to Canada as part of lobbying push for uranium mining

About 15 local and state lawmakers are flying to Canada this month on all-expenses-paid trips as part of an lobbying effort by a company pushing lawmakers to lift a moratorium on uranium mining.

By Anita Kumar  |  04:39 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Virginia Democrats: GOP candidates are ‘radical extreme slate’

Virginia Democrats on Tuesday called this fall’s Republican candidates for state Senate “the most radical extreme slate in history.”

By Anita Kumar  |  04:09 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Utah halts four-day work week being considered by Virginia

A program in Utah requiring state employees to work four days a week — similar to one under consideration in Virginia — has ended. Officials said hey did not save as much money as hoped and residents complained about Friday closures.

By Anita Kumar  |  01:07 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Cuccinelli travels to S.C. to learn about GOP presidential hopefuls

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli attended a forum of the Republican presidential candidates.

By Anita Kumar  |  10:16 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 09/05/2011

Scott will not run for U.S. Senate race; endorses Kaine

U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (Va.) said Monday that he would not run against former Gov. Tim Kaine in a Democratic primary for U.S. Senate next year.

By Anita Kumar  |  08:16 PM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 09/03/2011

Obama grants request for federal aid in Virginia for Irene damage

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announced Saturday that President Obama has granted a request for federal aid to Virginia for recovery from Hurricane Irene.

By Anita Kumar  |  06:32 PM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Obama to begin selling jobs plan in Richmond

President Obama will visit Richmond on Friday, the day after he gives his speech to a joint session of Congress on jobs.

By Anita Kumar  |  05:27 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 09/02/2011

McDonnell seeks federal aid for Hurricane Irene damage in Virginia

Gov. Bob McDonnell asks for federal disaster assistance to help 22 local governments recover from Hurricane Irene.

By Anita Kumar  |  04:42 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 09/02/2011

McDonnell creates commission to examine Virginia’s economic competitiveness, versatility

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that he has created a task force to look for ways to diversify an economy that relies heavily on federal contractors and the military.

By Anita Kumar  |  03:02 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Hurricane Irene’s impact on Virginia agriculture assessed

Secretary of Agriculture Todd Haymore and Gov. Bob McDonnell’s chief of staff today toured farm sites that were damaged by Hurricane Irene.

By Anita Kumar  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Congressional redistricting will wait until November, may go to courts

The six negotiators trying to come up with a compromise on how to redraw the state’s 11 congressional districts have not met and have no plans to do so.

By Anita Kumar  |  10:11 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Rick Perry headlines fundraiser for Virginia Republicans

Texas governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry will headline a lunchtime fundraiser for the state Republican party next month.

By Anita Kumar  |  04:45 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Va. Catholic Conference supports draft abortion clinic regulations

The Virginia Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the state’s Catholic dioceses, announced Wednesday that it supports new ”very sensible” and “common sense” regulations for abortion clinics.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:10 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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