Virginia Politics



Jason Miyares also fired the counsel for George Mason University.

Winsome Earle-Sears sparked anger during her first week by suggesting that local school districts will lose state funding if they do not comply with the executive order to loosen mask requirements.

In his first week in office, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) has used his executive powers to eliminate mask mandates, ban critical race theory and rattle lawmakers in Richmond.

The bipartisan bills taking shape just days after Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) endorsed the idea would create a football stadium authority for the plan.

The three-page document details plans to expand access to vaccines, alleviate the strain on hospitals and health-care workers and prioritize testing.

Harry Byrd Sr. was the chief architect of "Massive Resistance" against school integration, which his son supported, and used the filibuster to oppose civil rights legislation.

Days into the job, he has launched a probe of a state parole board he feels failed crime victims, and fired employees in the conviction integrity unit and other staffers.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) has chosen former Heritage Foundation official Angela Sailor as the state's top diversity officer. Youngkin also proposed changing the name of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to the Office of Diversity, Opportunity and Inclusion.

The Senate committee killed several GOP-favored voting bills, but this does not conclude the GOP’s push for tighter voting rules this year.

Youngkin has said he will work for all Virginians, but also made clear he believes he has a conservative mandate.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin isn't talking about all of the pranks that his predecessor, former governor Ralph Northam, played on him in the mansion.

Scrutiny over several lawmakers' stock sales and purchases ahead of the pandemic led to the proposals.

A mask order has elicited vows of defiance from districts in more liberal parts of the state, suggesting heightened tension.

Even as D.C. rolls out its mandate, seeking a vaccination-free meal, drink or workout could be as easy as crossing into Virginia.

Lt. Gov.-elect Winsome E. Sears (R) and Attorney General-elect Jason S. Miyares (R) also were sworn in, becoming the first woman of color and Latino, respectively, to take statewide office in Virginia.

The former private-equity executive and first-time politician is about to take office as Virginia's 74th governor.

Residents frustrated with suburban sprawl in Prince William County's Pageland Lane area propose to turn their land into a 2,100-acre data center complex, fueling a larger debate over the fast-growing county's changing identity.

The pardons included one for state Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), who was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2014 over a relationship with a 17-year-old who was working as his assistant and has since become his wife.

New Virginia House Speaker Todd Gilbert came under fire from Democrats on Thursday as former speaker Eileen Filler-Corn accused him of not living up to his oath of office.

Pam Northam pushed her husband to double down on racial equity in the wake of his blackface scandal, and became “a political force in her own right.”

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