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  • Swiss lawmakers approve more financial scrutiny of sports officials

    Swiss lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that would subject sports officials -- such as the head of soccer's governing body, FIFA, and the International Olympic Committee -- to more financial scrutiny by banks in Switzerland. Switzerland is responding...
  • McAuliffe: "A very, very aggressive legislative agenda"

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe promised to be more engaged in the legislative process during the coming General Assembly session, saying he's got close to 40 bills almost ready to go. That's in addition to 133 bills coming from the various agencies the governor...
  • South Florida Democrats split over 'cromnibus' spending bill

    South Florida Democrats split over 'cromnibus' spending bill
    South Florida's Democratic lawmakers split over the massive federal government spending bill. Most voted no because of the many provisions tacked on the legislation that have nothing to do with funding the federal government. But U.S. Reps. Debbie...
  • Grayson: House approves my tax cuts

    Grayson: House approves my tax cuts
    On Wednesday when the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act, the resolution included nine tax cut extensions that U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, says he introduced. The resolution, introduced by U.S. Rep....
  • `Cromnibus' includes money for Everglades, Hoover Dike

    Eight of ten Florida Democrats in the U.S. House voted against a giant spending bill to keep the federal government funded, despite pleas for passage by the White House. ┬áBut 12 of 17 Florida Republicans voted “yes,” while citing funding for...
  • 'Religious freedom' or a 'license to discriminate'?

    WASHINGTON In the coming days, the Republican-controlled Michigan Senate is expected to vote on a controversial religious freedom measure. Critics have dubbed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) a "license to discriminate." They say the...
  • Defense bill includes ill-advised Alaska and Arizona land measures

    So what does funding for the Department of Defense have in common with Alaska's Tongass National Forest or the Tonto National Forest in Arizona? Absolutely nothing. Which is why an upcoming Senate vote on the National Defense Authorization Actis so...
  • House pushes through defense bill, budget deal awaits

    House pushes through defense bill, budget deal awaits
    The House on Thursday authorized $585 billion in defense spending that contains mixed news on pay and benefits for service members and funds key projects for Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries. The compromise bill now heads to the Senate,...
  • In spending-bill battle, Obama and banks prevail over Pelosi, Warren

    So much for the new populism. Prodded by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a freshman Democrat from Massachusetts who's been a sharp critic of Wall Street, House Democrats tried to derail the White House-supported omnibus spending bill this week because it would...
  • Poquoson officials discuss resolution calling for increased education spending

    Poquoson officials discuss resolution calling for increased education spending
    The Virginia School Board Association is circulating a resolution that calls for the state to increase public education spending to 132 school boards across the state. The hope is that about 100 school boards sign the resolution, which would send a...
  • Spending bill is good news for Huntington Ingalls

    Spending bill is good news for Huntington Ingalls
    A compromise $1 trillion spending bill would provide some breathing room for Huntington Ingalls Industries, setting aside money for critical projects in Newport News and Pascagoula, Miss. It hits the defense-heavy economy of Hampton Roads in other...