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Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe are squaring off in a battle to replace Gov. Robert McDonnell in Richmond.

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McAuliffe seeks to increase business-luring pot, day-care rules, teacher pension fund

(Molly Riley / AP)

Despite a crippling budget crunch, Virginia’s governor offered big plans, including Medicaid expansion.

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The troubling way that local leaders commit a city to host the Olympics without debate

It’s troubling that local officials can push a city to host the Olympics without public debate.

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Republicans dismiss McAuliffe gun-control proposals as political posturing

(Steve Helber / AP)

Virginia governor is seeking one-a-month limit on handgun purchases and background checks at shows.

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Virginia Gov. McAuliffe to renew push to expand Medicaid

(Molly Riley / AP)

The Democrat will make his announcement when he presents legislators with a budget plan.

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McAuliffe to unveil gun control measures, including expanded background checks

(Molly Riley / AP)

McAuliffe wants to restore a monthly limit on handgun purchases, and institute gun-show background checks.

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GOP claims that Va.’s car-tax relief is in danger are wrong, McAuliffe’s office says

(Molly Riley / AP)

GOP claims that the popular tax break could be rolled back are incorrect,a spokesman says.

Virginia to study HOT lanes inside the Beltway

State transportation secretary writes to let Northern Virginia leaders know.

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Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe, state GOP play one-upmanship over caps on gifts

(Molly Riley / AP)

Virginia’s governor and legislators are jostling to lower gift caps after Bob McDonnell’s corruption case.

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McAuliffe in line to lead National Governors Association during presidential race

(Stephanie Klein-Davis / AP)

Selection as the vice chairman means he’ll be in line to lead the group during 2016 presidential race.

Gov. McAuliffe inaugurates 95 Express Lanes

Planning and construction of the megaproject spanned terms of three former Virginia governors.