Some see the medical need and the suspicions of waste at closer range than state legislators.
Legislators passed ethics, mental health and school testing reforms on last day, but budget still in limbo.
The governor and House GOP remain in a stalemate just days before legislative session is to end.
Loopholes remain in two proposed bills that aim to move the state past the McDonnell scandal.
McAuliffe visits hospital to press for program, while business groups argue the benefits.
Conflicting budgets could mean extended legislative session or even a shutdown of state government.
It’s likely to be rejected, but it could strengthen delegates’ hand for negotiations with senators.
As a teen, Edgar Coker Jr. had followed attorney’s advice and admitted to a false charge of rape.
A day of mixed emotions after federal judge rules Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
Prominent conservative makes at least the seventh GOP candidate for the battleground district.
A Va. Tech victim’s father and an unbending gun-rights supporter spar over what it means to be safe.
General Assembly works against a Tuesday deadline to move legislation to the other chamber — or let it die.
After his first bill-signing, the new governor calls for bipartisan compromise on the new health law.
The measure created a diplomatic flap when the Japanese ambassador said trade relations could suffer.
Bill would direct school systems to encourage students to explore and evaluate ‘scientific controversies.’
RThe Virginia House’s bipartisan vote in favor of lifting the Sunday hunting ban shook up some alliances.
Republicans wanted the Va. governor to appoint a special prosecutor to defend the law after Herring refused.
Republicans harden opposition to one of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s top legislative priorities.
Separately, delegates advance a bill allowing separate counsel to be hired when officials refuse representation.
The Senate passed similar bill to end the $64 annual tax, but final votes are still needed in both houses.
Mike Laris came to Post by way of Los Angeles and Beijing. He’s written about the world’s greatest holstein bull, earth’s biggest pork producer, home builders, the homeless, steel workers and Italian tumors. In China, he reported on floods, riots, cave dwellers, dissidents, fat kids and an Olympic mountain biker.