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School boards to challenge Va. school takeover law

The Norfolk School Board has voted to join the Virginia School Boards Association in a lawsuit challenging a new law allowing the state to take over chronically failing schools.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 08:35pm EDT

Tags: Virginia School Boards Association, Norfolk, Va., failing schools, education reform, Virginia General Assembly

Cuccinelli presses McDonnell for Va ethics session

Republican attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is pressing a reluctant Gov. Bob McDonnell to convene Virginia's General Assembly into special session to consider revising the state's porous financial disclosure laws.

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 07:38am EDT

Tags: Jonnie Williams, Ken Cuccin, Bob McDonnell, Virginia General Assembly

2 delegates call for tightening Va. ethics laws

With Gov. Bob McDonnell embroiled in an ethics scandal over gifts he and his family accepted, Virginia lawmakers are talking about how rules governing gifts to politicians should be strengthened.

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 06:54pm EDT

Tags: Bob McDonnell, Ask the Governor, David Albo, Rob Krupicka, ethics, financial disclosure requirements, Virginia General Assembly

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Va. gas tax could hinge on Congress

The Virginia transportation package approved by the General Assembly could still mean an increased gas tax - but it would happen without a vote.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 08:07am EDT

Tags: gas tax, internet sales tax, Hank Silverberg, Virginia General Assembly

Poll gauges how Virginians feel about new laws

The Virginia General Assembly session might be over for this year, but citizens have provided their feedback and reactions to new laws thanks to a poll conducted by Roanoke College.

Saturday - 04/06/2013, 07:04am EDT

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Roanoke College, kathy stewart

Senate rejects governor's education amendments

The Virginia Senate has rejected Gov. Bob McDonnell's amendments to his bill allowing the state to take over perennially failing public schools.

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 05:35pm EDT

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, school takeovers

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