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  • 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...
  • Legislative Notebook: Thursday at the General Assembly

    State senators were divided Thursday over legislation that would significantly increase bottomlands fees required for new pier construction, but they ultimately moved the bill along on a close vote. Senate Bill 1006 would increase the permit fee for...
  • Legislative Notebook: Uber bill set; Wednesday at the Virginia GA

    Legislative Notebook: Uber bill set; Wednesday at the Virginia GA
    RICHMOND – Hard fought legislation to allow new-wave taxi services Uber and Lyft to operate in Virginia won wide support in a key Senate committee Wednesday. Tough and long negotiations yielded a bill that stakeholders on both sides said they can...
  • Money, money, money: a first look at legislators' fundraising

    In politics, fundraising never stops – and even when there are no statewide General Assembly elections set, as in 2014, the money kept flowing in, campaign finance reports for the second half of the year show. The champion was Senate Majority...
  • Gifts to legislators were more modest in 2014

    Legislators are accepting fewer freebies, the Virginia Public Access Project reports, and Shad Plank’s look at what Peninsula legislators receive shows the value reported is also way down. The biggest drop reported is from Senate Majority Leader...
  • Virginia Legislative Notebook: Uber, Lyft bill rolling

    Virginia Legislative Notebook: Uber, Lyft bill rolling
    Legislation that would build a permanent regulatory structure for ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft cleared an initial hurdle Monday in the Virginia General Assembly. The hard-fought bill continues to upset traditional cab drivers, who see Uber and...
  • General Assembly decides new Supreme Court justice

    The General Assembly named a new Supreme Court Justice Tuesday, finalized a judgeship decision for the daughter of a controversial former state senator and sorted out a handful of Peninsula judgeships. For the Virginia Supreme Court, legislators...
  • Legislative notebook: In-state tuition for DREAMers survives

    Legislative notebook: In-state tuition for DREAMers survives
    RICHMOND – The Virginia Senate narrowly defeated legislation Tuesday that would have forbidden state universities from granting in-state tuition to young people in the country illegally. Senate Bill 722 was defeated 20-19. It went down on a...
  • Suffolk dead animal incinerator bill clears Senate committee

    RICHMOND – The city of Suffolk is looking for four years relief from the state's carbon monoxide rules so it can continue using diesel-powered incinerators to dispose of dead animals. The city's four incinerators are key, given the city's large...
  • A wide range of bills from Peninsula legislators

    Our legislators’ interests in writing laws range widely – from special license plates for Newport News Shipbuilding fans to reinstating former Gov. Doug Wilder’s one-gun-a-month limit on firearms purchases.  State Sen. Mamie Locke, D-...
  • New DMV, other Virginia Peninsula projects in McAuliffe's budget

    New DMV, other Virginia Peninsula projects in McAuliffe's budget
    Williamsburg would get a new Department of Motor Vehicles office under Gov. Terry McAuliffe's latest budget proposal. The facility would move out of a leased facility and into one owned by the state. The governor called for $1.8 million for the project,...