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Va. Senate panel kills anti-abortion measure

A Republican-dominated Senate committee narrowly killed a bill Thursday that would have barred state-funded abortions for poor women carrying mortally deformed fetuses.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 02:16am EST

Tags: ultrasound, Virginia General Assembly, abortion

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, Virginia General Assembly

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, Virginia General Assembly, 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: Virginia General Assembly, abortion, Family Foundation, protests


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, Virginia General Assembly, 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: Virginia General Assembly, 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: Virginia General Assembly, 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, Virginia General Assembly

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