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GOP senators will oppose VA electoral change

A bill that would replace the state's winner-take-all method of apportioning presidential electoral votes with one that awards votes by congressional district is expected to fail this year.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 04:37pm EST

Tags: Jill Vogel, electoral college, GOP

Poll: Majority of Virginians want to close the gun show loophole

A new survey of Virginia voters shows that three- fourths want to close the state's so-called "gun show loophole."

Friday - 01/25/2013, 05:36am EST

Tags: Christopher Newport University, Quentin Kidd, poll, gun laws, gun show loophole, Hank Silverberg

Va. House delays showdown on Senate redistricting

The House showdown over a surprise redistricting bill that Senate Republicans strong-armed to passage will have to wait for another day.

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 01:34pm EST

Tags: Virginia Senate Republicans, redistricting, Bill Howell, Bob Marshall

Va. Senate approves 'dooring' bill

The Virginia Senate has approved a bill banning drivers from opening a car door without first checking to see if a bike, vehicle or pedestrian is coming.

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 07:52am EST

Tags: dooring

Va. Senate committee backs felons' rights bill

The Virginia Senate will consider legislation backed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to automatically restore nonviolent felons' voting rights after the measure won a committee's endorsement Tuesday.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 06:55pm EST

Tags: Virginia Senate, voting rights, voting rights of felons

Va. Senate GOP springs redrawn Senate lines on Dems

State Senate Republicans muscled a surreptitious redraft of Virginia's 40 Senate districts to passage Monday by a single vote over bitter objections from Democrats who were blindsided by the surprise move.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 05:20am EST

Tags: Virginia Senate, senate district,

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Uranium backers gave gifts, donations to lawmakers

Interests lobbying the General Assembly to repeal a law banning uranium mining plied state legislators with nearly $140,000 in campaign contributions the past two years, according to data gleaned by a nonprofit and nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 03:06am EST

Tags: virginia public access project, virginia state board of election, uranium mining, Virginia Uranium Inc.

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Va. lawmakers advance crime commission bills

A Virginia Senate panel endorsed legislation Monday to crack down on illegal cigarette trafficking and financial crimes against elderly or incapacitated adults.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 02:33pm EST

Tags: Virginia State Crime Commission, elderly, Janet Howell,

Va. lawmaker brings AK-47 to House floor

The gun control debate caused a wild scene Thursday in Virginia's House of Delegates.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 05:11pm EST

Tags: Joe Morrissey, AK-47, The Washington Examiner

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