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Lone Va. road funding bill survives

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 08:08pm EST

Tags: transportation funding,

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Schools would be graded like kids on A-to-F scale

The House of Delegates has passed legislation that would assign letter grades to public schools in Virginia just as teachers grade students from A to F.

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 06:57am EST

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Va. Senate committee blocks use of drones for 2 years

A Senate committee has backed a two-year moratorium on the use of drones by police and government agencies.

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 06:47am EST

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Budgets: Pay boost, school security, highway funds

State workers, public educators and Virginia's disabled are big winners in House and Senate budgets advanced Sunday by the budget-writing committees of Virginia's General Assembly.

Monday - 02/04/2013, 02:15pm EST

Tags: budget

Gun show loophole bill back before Va. Senate panel

Legislation to close the so-called "gun show loophole" is back before a Virginia Senate committee.

Monday - 02/04/2013, 02:08pm EST

Tags: Bob Marshall, Bob McDonnell, guns

Senate panel advances governor's transportation bill

The full Virginia Senate is expected to debate and amend a bill that would eliminate the state's gas tax and increase the sales tax. A committee approved the governor's transportation bill Thursday but even Republicans say the bill needs changes before it could advance further.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 07:33pm EST

Tags: gas tax, transportation funding, Dick Saslaw, Janet Howell, Jill Vogel

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A Va. voter photo ID bill dies, another survives

A Senate committee advanced one bill Tuesday that would force Virginia voters to take photo identification to the polls, while a House panel effectively killed a similar measure.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 02:28am EST

Tags: Patrick Moran, Voter ID, Dick Black,

Embattled UVa rector wins reappointment

The General Assembly approved a new four-year term of Helen Dragas to the university's Board of Visitors.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 05:32pm EST

Tags: Virginia Senate, Helen Dragas

Va. lawmaker: Study alternate currency for state

Bob Marshall, a Republican, says the commonwealth of Virginia needs to be ready if the U.S. dollar collapses.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 10:17am EST

Tags: Bob Marshall, Dave Matthews Band

Bill would toughen Virginia's texting while driving law

A bill has been proposed that would toughen Virginia's texting while driving laws.

Sunday - 01/27/2013, 04:34pm EST

Tags: texting while driving, Rich Anderson, George Barker

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