| Apr 17, 2015
| 2:19 PM
State legislators approved a $100 gift cap Friday, tightening ethics rules in a number of places, but leaving the hint of loopholes in others that lawmakers from both sides of the aisle agreed they'll likely have to look at again next year.
| Apr 16, 2015
| 6:11 PM
The money season in Virginia politics got underway last month with the end to the state's legislative session, and the close of the state's in-session fundraising ban.
And after Wednesday's deadline to file campaign finance forms with the state Board of...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 2:50 PM
Money's still tight for schools years after the Great Recession — and with state support for schools barely at pre-recession levels, despite a 9 percent rise in state government revenue since then, the bite is felt most deeply in classrooms.
| Mar 31, 2015
| 5:56 PM
The local elections slate for General Assembly seats is coming together, and Marcia Price was the only Democrat who put in for retiring Del. Mamye BaCote's seat in Newport News.
Given the 95th District's Democratic tendencies — and the absence, at...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 12:19 PM
The local elections slate for General Assembly seats is coming together, and it looks like there won't be many contested races.
Folks may still get in under the wire (all they had to do was have completed campaign forms postmarked by Thursday at 5 p.m.)...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 9:46 AM
One of the truisms of Virginia politics is that our odd-year state elections, particularly those like this year’s when only the state Senate and House of Delegates are on the ballot, tap an electorate that’s more Republican than other years....
| Feb 28, 2015
| 3:49 PM
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...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:23 PM
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...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 1:40 PM
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...
| Feb 22, 2015
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...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 9:06 AM
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...