| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:25 AM
The Republican caucus has taken firm control of the state Senate’s committees, in the wake of Phil Puckett’s resignation, which threw control of the body to the GOP.
The changes came on a voice voice last week -- and since committees have...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:11 AM
A couple of things to call your attention to today on Virginia's Medicaid expansion debate: Former Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling penned an op-ed that ran over the Memorial Day weekend in the Times-Dispatch.
"The time for making points and picking fights is...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:06 PM
As soon as a little-known conservative toppled House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday night, tea party enthusiasts turned their sights to the next big election-year targets: Mississippi and Kansas.
The two states are next up on the GOP's primary...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:47 PM
Dana Moriconi had supported Eric Cantor for years, largely without reservation. The retired 59-year-old and her husband had even hosted events for the Virginia congressman, and saw him rise to become the second-most powerful Republican in the House.
| Sep 6, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Republican politicos are a bit reluctant to say it out loud, but many are furious over what they see as a politically motived prosecution of one of their stars, former Gov. Bob McDonnell.
The trial — and now the conviction — added fuel to...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling isn't out on the hustings, he isn't raising money and he isn't bombarding Virginia residents with ads asking for their vote for governor.
But as the party nominees for the post, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and...
| Sep 22, 2013
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Republican: "Ken Cuccinelli opposes Medicaid expansion until states can opt out of the program entirely. We must ensure Medicaid's core mission of offering a health care safety net for our most vulnerable...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 7:52 AM
In this year's General Assembly session, Senate Bill 924 passed on a tie-breaking vote by Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling to impose new regulations on the state's abortion clinics. The law treats the clinic regulations as "emergency regulations" not subject to...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Here are local reactions to today's U.S. Supreme Court5-4 ruling upholding President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Congressman Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, said he "will continue to support limiting the federal government's reach."
"As this law...
| Aug 30, 2009
Top members of his own party would rather he resign. The House speaker has issued a public rebuke and launched an ethics investigation.
But instead of going away, Del. Phil Hamilton is going door-to-door in the 93rd District. And local GOP officials...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 3:44 AM
State lawmakers turned their focus to the boundaries of Virginia's 11 congressional districts briefly Tuesday before heading home for a nearly two-week break.
The House of Delegates passed maps put forward by Del. Bill Janis, R-Henrico, early Tuesday,...