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Va. mental health admission law out of step with other states

The stabbing of Sen. Creigh Deeds and the death of his son Gus has shone a spotlight on the weaknesses in Virginia's mental health system, including that involuntary mental health evaluations can only last for less than a work day.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 05:24am EST

Tags: Creigh Deeds, mental health, Dick Black, dick uliano, Virginia Tech massacre, Virginia General Assembly

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, Virginia General Assembly

McDonnell makes case for transportation tax change

Gov. Bob McDonnell used his annual address to the state Wednesday to make one big, last push for an enduring legislative legacy, urging lawmakers to enact his education and transportation reforms.

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 05:58am EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, Hank Silverberg, Dick Saslaw, tax, Dick Black, David Toscano

Va. Senate to debate 'personhood' bill this week

Heated disagreement is expected this week as the Virginia State Senate debates HB 1, which would define a person as beginning at conception.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 04:32am EST

Tags: personhood bill, abortion, Hank Silverberg, Barbara Favola, Dick Black