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Va. legislature sends texting bill to governor

Virginia would match D.C. and Maryland's texting while driving bans and has sent a bill cracking down on the practice to the governor.

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 02:40pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, texting and driving, distracted driving

House, Senate conferees on Va. budget bill

Twelve legislators were appointed Wednesday by the House and Senate to work as a conference committee on the state budget including two from Northern Virginia.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 08:33pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, state budget

House, Senate negotiators on transportation reform

Two Northern Virginia lawmakers will negotiate a compromise transportation funding bill that could alter local and state taxes and the fate of the Silver Line to Dulles.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 08:30pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, transportation funding

Fairfax officials fear Silver Line funding in jeopardy

As Virginia lawmakers continue to debate how to pay for transportation projects in the state, Fairfax County officials fear the loss of $300 million that is slated to help pay for constructing the Silver Line to Dulles.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 03:38pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, transportation funding, transportation funding reform bill, Silver Line, Sharon Bulova, Jeff McKay

Senate expedites a conditional Medicaid expansion

Senate Democrats and most Republicans have united to approve an expedited roadmap for expanding Medicaid in Virginia provided the federal government allows numerous cost-containment reforms.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 07:02pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act

Virginia transportation bill: Compromise likely, Saslaw says

After several weeks of debate, maneuvering and preliminary votes, Virginia legislators have one last chance to make a deal to fix the state's crowded, and sometimes crumbing roads and bridges.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 04:27am EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Hank Silverberg, Dick Saslaw, Bob McDonnell

Va. Legislature considers income tax for roads, NOVA

Nine local governments in Northern Virginia would be allowed to impose an income to pay for local road projects under a bill advancing through the legislature. Local opponents liken the measure to legislative surrender as the state continues to struggle to fund transportation.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 04:24pm EST

Tags: transportation funding, Chap Peterson, Virginia General Assembly, income taxes, Sharon Bulova

No August opening for Virginia schools likely

Efforts to allow Virginia schools to open before Labor Day and a repeal of the so-called 'Kings Dominion' law have effectively died in the General Assembly.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 04:17am EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Kings Dominion law, school calendar, tourism, Hank Silverberg

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