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  • Hanger gets to have a primary, judge rejects local bid for a convention

    A federal judge has rejected a bid by conservatives in the Shenandoah Valley to pick their state Senate candidate in a convention instead of through the primary that the incumbent, state Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, requested and that the State Board of Elections approved.
  • State Senate rumblings from out west

    Things are hotting up in the race to control the state Senate this year – and, oddly enough, the latest action is in the usually quiet western stretches of the state. In Roanoke, where the lone southwest Virginia Democratic Senator, John Edwards,...

    Harmony prevails as legislative songsters named to budget conference committee

    Let it never be said, when state senators rise to the heights of co-chairman of the powerful Finance Committee, that they bear grudges. So, when state Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, last week hesitantly risked bucking both co-chairmen of that...

    Stosch retirement continues Senate shift

    State Sen. Walter Stosch, one of a few Republicans who backed a quasi-privatized version of Medicaid expansion last year, said Tuesday that he won't seek re-election. The 78-year-old has been in the General Assembly some 32 years, including a 9-year...

    State budget deal emerges

    State budget deal emerges
    RICHMOND - A potential budget deal emerged Monday after the surprise resignation of a Democratic state senator. The plan, as described by Senate Republicans involved in the negotiations, is for the Senate Finance Committee to meet Thursday morning. It...