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A Republican-dominated Senate committee narrowly killed a bill Thursday that would have barred state-funded abortions for poor women carrying mortally deformed fetuses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Legislators are arriving in Richmond for a legislative session that will feature debates on education, transportation, guns and uranium mining.
A Fauquier County farmer's fight with the county has prompted a bill that could more clearly define the rights of farmers in Virginia.
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.
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