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State workers, public educators and Virginia's disabled are big winners in House and Senate budgets advanced Sunday by the budget-writing committees of Virginia's General Assembly.
Legislation to close the so-called "gun show loophole" is back before a Virginia Senate committee.
The full Virginia Senate is expected to debate and amend a bill that would eliminate the state's gas tax and increase the sales tax. A committee approved the governor's transportation bill Thursday but even Republicans say the bill needs changes before it could advance further.
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.
The General Assembly approved a new four-year term of Helen Dragas to the university's Board of Visitors.
Bob Marshall, a Republican, says the commonwealth of Virginia needs to be ready if the U.S. dollar collapses.
A bill has been proposed that would toughen Virginia's texting while driving laws.
A new report says the aging General Assembly Building on Capitol Square has asbestos in one tower and multiple fire and safety code issues.
A geologist walks the field's of a Southside Virginia farm and a shrieking Geiger counter illustrates what hundreds of jobs sound like - jobs that could be the salvation of this economically depressed area or spell its ruin.
Lawmakers are aiming to impose harsher penalties on cigarette traffickers in Virginia, where officials say low excise taxes have made it an attractive base for smugglers.
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