| Jan 24, 2012
| 2:09 PM
UPDATE 4:30 p.m.: A stand-off between Democrats and Republicans threatened to shut down the State Senate Tuesday afternoon. And it could be a sign of things to come later in the General Assembly session.
The work of the State Senate came to a screeching...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Lobbyists lined the walls Sunday afternoon, as the two General Assembly money committees approved changes to the Governor's spending plan.
The vote was unanimous in the House Appropriations Committee, but it was a different story in Senate Finance, where...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Senate Democrats and Republicans are digging in their heels as they look toward to a stand-off over the state budget.
The Senate is evenly divided, and Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling doesn't have the authority to break a tie vote on the budget....
| Feb 23, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Senate Democrats delivered on their threat to vote against the budget Thursday afternoon. A party line vote kept the proposal from receiving the support needed for passage.
Republicans have a working majority in the State Senate with Lieutenant Governor...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 12:59 PM
A Democratic lawsuit filed in December in a failed bid to block the Republican takeover of a Virginia state Senate with 20 Democrats and 20 Republicans has been dropped.
Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Don McEachin withdrew the lawsuit in Richmond...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 7:21 PM
If Governor McDonnell is keeping score during the General Assembly session, he has another victory to celebrate. This one on the basketball court.
McDonnell hit the hardwood Tuesday night with members of his staff. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:04 AM
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling surprised Virginia Republicans with the announcement he is suspending his campaign for Governor. His decision clears the way for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to claim the GOP nomination, and it sets up a sharp...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 7:37 AM
As we get closer to some major elections, Governor Bob McDonnell has some big plans for the state.
“If I can get elected more fiscal conservative Republicans in the Senate that are going to be more interested in entrepreneurial reforms I think...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 3:55 PM
Virginia Republicans say they are “delighted” with election results that give the GOP an effective majority in both the House of Delegates and the State Senate. Wednesday afternoon, Democratic leaders said Republicans are mistaken if they...