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  • Lots of lawmaking, little drama in 2015 for Virginia General Assembly

    Lots of lawmaking, little drama in 2015 for Virginia General Assembly
    RICHMOND — They started with an early promise on ethics reform, then waited to the last day to actually pass a bill. But in between, this legislature churned through issues large and small. At the end House leaders, Senate leaders and the governor...
  • Execution secrecy bill goes down in Va. House

    Execution secrecy bill goes down in Va. House
    RICHMOND – The Virginia House shot down an effort Tuesday to keep secret the drugs used in lethal injections, as well as the names of the companies that make or mix them. The House killed Senate Bill 1393 on a bipartisan vote, 42-56. Sponsored by...
  • Six to interview Monday for four local judgeships

     Six to interview Monday for four local judgeships
    NEWPORT NEWS — Six candidates will be interviewed at the General Assembly in Richmond on Monday for four local judicial openings. Two contenders — one sitting judge and one local attorney — will interview for a spot at the Newport News...
  • Notes and notables

    Yea or nay? The citizens of Virginia seem to be in favor of an independent re-drawing of our electoral district map. This Editorial Board has also advocated that. Even the General Assembly seems to lean in that direction — in principle. But in...
  • Bloom says he will challenge state Sen. John Miller

    Conservative activist John Bloom, an engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding, hopes to challenge state Sen. John Miller, D-Newport News, in November. Bloom supports offshore drilling, mining for uranium, and allowing voters to register by party, to...
  • Feb. 16 Letters: Dominion, teen violence, Wyth residents, Congress paychecks

    Last week the Daily Press article "No cap and trade for Virginia" listed the contributions Dominion Resources made to Del. David Yancey and other Republican groups that contributed to his last election, tying this to the company's ability to maneuver...
  • Virginia politics: Voting for bills, knowing they'll die elsewhere

    Virginia politics: Voting for bills, knowing they'll die elsewhere
    It's good to have a neighbor down the hall to count on – and Virginia's state Senate may have just that when it comes to voting on bills that could make life tougher for incumbents. Last week, for instance, a House of Delegates subcommittee took a...
  • Blocking the way forward

    State Sen. John Miller, a Democrat from Newport News, watched his modest proposal for an advisory referendum on independent redistricting die last week in a House subcommittee voice vote. It was smothered in such a way that no Virginian will know which of...
  • Redistricting reform a no-go in Richmond

    Redistricting reform a no-go in Richmond
    Victories that proponents of bipartisan redistricting reform won in the Virginia Senate this session likely will be short-lived. Two of their bills are up before a House subcommittee at 7 a.m. Thursday and House leaders have made it clear they're not...
  • Legislative Notebook: School gun bill goes down

    Legislative Notebook: School gun bill goes down
    The Virginia Senate voted down legislation Monday that would have loosened restrictions against carrying guns into schools. Senate Bill 1132 would have allowed people with valid concealed weapons permits to bring guns on school property outside of...
  • Legislative notebook: Nursing background checks pass Senate

    RICHMOND – The Virginia Senate unanimously approved new fingerprint and background check requirements for nurses Tuesday. Senate Bill 1018 would require state police background checks for nursing applicants starting nest year. Applicants would...