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

Virginia doing away with E-ZPass fee

Transportation department has till Sept. 1 to eliminate monthly charge.

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Va. Republicans aren’t blinking in showdown over Medicaid expansion

(Steve Helber / AP)

Although expansion of coverage is backed by some important donors, GOP lawmakers maintain opposition.

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McAuliffe does not make substantive changes to Virginia ethics bill

(Stephanie Klein-Davis / AP)

A spokesman said the governor was deferring to the General Assembly by not tinkering with the bill’s substance.

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Ex-transportation secretary Connaughton picked to lead health-care association

(Virginia Department of Transportation / VDOT)

The former McDonnell transportation secretary is expected bring bare knuckles to fight to expand Medicaid.

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McAuliffe signs East Sea bill that pitted Korean Americans against Japan

The textbook bill had sounded like a good idea on the campaign trail, but proved tricky to the governor.

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Va. GOP hires new director and touts $25,000 donation from Ken Cuccinelli

Veteran political operative Shaun Kenney takes the post as the party seeks to regroup after losses.

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Hundreds cram into Va. Senate hearing on Medicaid expansion through state budget

(Bob Brown / AP)

Hundreds of people cram into Senate hearing on whether to expand Medicaid through the state budget.

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Critics: McDonnell pushed ahead on U.S. 460 project despite regulators’ concerns

(Steve Helber / AP)

Former Va. governor pushed ahead despite concerns raised by regulators, opponent of road says.

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Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says PAC will tone down fundraising appeal

The PAC’s solicitation came at a time of heightened sensitivity to ethics issues in Richmond.

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Gov. McAuliffe’s PAC gets a hefty donation from major Democratic fundraiser

(Steve Helber / AP)

Governor’s longtime friend writes a $10,000 check to Common Good VA.