Hundreds of thousands came in from across the country to join the student-fueled rally against gun violence called March for Our Lives. Organizers expected up to half a million people in the District, with over 800 sister marches planned across the world in solidarity.
One of Virginia’s remaining stone-arch bridges is joining Northern Virginia’s collection of protected parks.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe formed the Commonwealth Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with the goal to look into the violence that stemmed from the Aug. 11-12 white supremacist rally and counterprotests.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency in Virginia so officials can better prepare for Hurricane Irma and help other impacted states.
Anthony Foxx said he “hated” that he had to threaten to pull some statewide federal transportation funding if Metro safety commission wasn’t formed.
The Virginia Senate voted 34-6 Wednesday in favor of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposal to set the fine at $100 rather than the $250 originally in the bill sent to the governor’s desk.
A look at some notable actions by Gov. Terry McAuliffe on bills lawmakers passed this year.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe urged Virginia legislators on Friday to include in the state budget funding to conduct mental health screenings in jails and hire investigators to examine suspicious jail deaths.
The rally was one of many around the country in support of the federal health care law, which President-elect Donald Trump has promised to overturn and replace.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants Virginia to be more forgiving when it comes to lower-level crimes while making it easier for new DNA evidence to exonerate the wrongfully convicted.
In addition to the statewide funding reductions, Northern Virginia is now projected to have $87.8 million less through 2022 than originally expected, including a $13.9 million drop this year.
State sales tax holidays are around the corner. Virginia’s three-day tax holiday begins Aug. 5. Maryland’s six-day tax-free period opens Aug. 14.
A big extension of the 95 Express Lanes and plans for new train tracks were among Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s announcements this week after Virginia was awarded a $165 million federal grant to help address congestion on I-95.
Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says 80 percent of more than 200,000 convicted felons whose voting and other civil rights he recently restored were convicted of nonviolent crimes.
Virginia lawmakers are still dealing with the fallout from former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s 2014 conviction, and with debates over changes to ethics rules.