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Virginia lawmakers to consider version of Dream Act

Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly are pushing ahead with a bill that would allow children of undocumented workers to pay in-state tuition to attend state colleges.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 01:30pm EST

Tags: dream act, tuition,

Va. House confirms state's first openly gay judge

Virginia's House of Delegates voted Tuesday to confirm Tracy Thorne-Begland as the state's first openly gay jurist, resolving a simmering social issue that last spring opened not only a deep partisan rift, but also a division among Republicans.

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 07:05pm EST

Tags: Tracy Thorne-Begland, judicial appointments, Richmond

Legislature convenes as rallies focus on abortion

Hundreds of anti-abortion activists gathered on Capitol Square in Richmond Wednesday to celebrate last year's legislative successes. Meanwhile dozens of abortion-rights supporters staged their own demonstration a few yards away.

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 02:10am EST

Tags: abortion, Family Foundation, protests

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McDonnell makes big, final push for lasting legacy

Gov. Bob McDonnell is using his annual address to the state to make one big, last push for a lasting legislative legacy, urging lawmakers to embrace his education and transportation reforms.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 08:08pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, transportation, education, gas tax, teacher pay raise

Va. lawmakers arriving for 2013 session

Legislators are arriving in Richmond for a legislative session that will feature debates on education, transportation, guns and uranium mining.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 03:04pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell

'Pitchfork protest' leads to proposed updates to Va. farming rights

A Fauquier County farmer's fight with the county has prompted a bill that could more clearly define the rights of farmers in Virginia.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 06:50am EST

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Martha Boneta, Fauquier County

Va. property-rights dispute prompts legislation

A Virginia lawmaker is sponsoring legislation prompted by a Fauquier County farmer's property-rights skirmish with her local government over selling handmade items like goat milk soap and sheep yarn, as well as hosting a birthday party for her friend's daughter without obtaining proper permits.

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 02:54pm EST

Tags: Fauquier County, property rights, Scott Lingamfelter,

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