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Budgets: Pay boost, school security, highway funds

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.

Monday - 02/04/2013, 02:15pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, budget

Gun show loophole bill back before Va. Senate panel

Legislation to close the so-called "gun show loophole" is back before a Virginia Senate committee.

Monday - 02/04/2013, 02:08pm EST

Tags: Bob Marshall, Virginia General Assembly, Bob McDonnell, guns

Senate panel advances governor's transportation bill

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.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 07:33pm EST

Tags: gas tax, transportation funding, Virginia General Assembly, Dick Saslaw, Janet Howell, Jill Vogel


A Va. voter photo ID bill dies, another survives

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.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 02:28am EST

Tags: Patrick Moran, Voter ID, Dick Black, Virginia General Assembly

Embattled UVa rector wins reappointment

The General Assembly approved a new four-year term of Helen Dragas to the university's Board of Visitors.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 05:32pm EST

Tags: Virginia Senate, Virginia General Assembly, Helen Dragas

Va. lawmaker: Study alternate currency for state

Bob Marshall, a Republican, says the commonwealth of Virginia needs to be ready if the U.S. dollar collapses.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 10:17am EST

Tags: Bob Marshall, Virginia General Assembly, Dave Matthews Band

Bill would toughen Virginia's texting while driving law

A bill has been proposed that would toughen Virginia's texting while driving laws.

Sunday - 01/27/2013, 04:34pm EST

Tags: texting while driving, Rich Anderson, Virginia General Assembly, George Barker

Aging Va. General Assembly Building needs repairs

A new report says the aging General Assembly Building on Capitol Square has asbestos in one tower and multiple fire and safety code issues.

Sunday - 01/27/2013, 02:27pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Capitol Square, Richard F. Silwoski

Proposed East Coast uranium mine dividing Va.

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.

Saturday - 01/26/2013, 01:31pm EST

Tags: uranium mining, Virginia Uranium Inc., Coles Hill, Va., Virginia General Assembly, uranium mining ban, economic development

Va. lawmakers take aim at cigarette trafficking

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.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 04:47pm EST

Tags: cigarettes, smuggling, Virginia General Assembly

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