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  • Today at the Capitol: Budget, then hurry up and wait

    Today at the Capitol: Budget, then hurry up and wait
    It's business as usual at the Virginia General Assembly today, despite a heavy coat of fluffy snow. Gov. Terry McAuliffe will sign medical marijuana legislation at 10:30 a.m., allowing people with severe epilepsy to use cannabis oil to control their...
  • House, Senate churn through bills, negotiations

    RICHMOND – The Virginia General Assembly is chugging toward a weekend close to this 2015 regular session. A number of marque issues – ethics reform, day care regulatory reform and new campus sexual assault reporting rules – remain...
  • Get those conferences moving, if you want out by Friday, Speaker Howell says

    With dozens of bills pending in conference committees -- the joint state Senate and House of Delegates panels assigned to resolve differences the versions of bills each body passes -- Speaker Bill Howell is asking colleagues to get a move on. "If we...
  • Medicaid expansion? Ssh, not too loud, in the House of Delegates

    The fierce argument over Medicaid expansion set the tone in last year's fractious General Assembly -- so the change this year is dramatic. In the House of Delegates today, for instance, Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, was almost circumspect when he...
  • McAuliffe signs Dominion bill

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation freezing electricity rates and exemption Dominion Power and Appalachian Power from periodic state rate reviews, his office said Tuesday afternoon. Senate Bill 1349 has been one of the more controversial bills...
  • Move to expand services for Virginia foster care kids is killed

    An effort to expand help to young people who age out of the state's foster care system got the axe in the budget deal negotiated by a handful of influential members of the House of Delegates and state Senate. Virginia has the worst record of any state...
  • Legislative notebook: State songs selected

    Legislators finalized a compromise Tuesday to name two new official state songs. If Gov. Terry McAuliffe approves, "Our Great Virginia" and "Sweet Virginia Breeze" will be added to a lengthy list of official things, which already includes the official...
  • Retailers opposed to McAuliffe expanding early sales tax payment in June

    Retailers opposed to McAuliffe expanding early sales tax payment in June
    Some Hampton Roads retailers are speaking out against a proposed move to make more businesses pay June sales taxes early to artificially balance the state budget for the fiscal year. "It's an interest-free loan to the state on the backs of small...
  • Israel resolution sparks passion, controversy, in Va. House

    Israel resolution sparks passion, controversy, in Va. House
    Peninsula Del. Brenda Pogge said she never expected her resolution on Israel to be controversial. Then most of the House Democratic Caucus left their seats to avoid voting on it earlier this month. Several of the General Assembly's Jewish members pushed...
  • Go read Virginia's budget

    The Virginia House and Senate are out with their conference report, which is a list of all the budget amendments they've agreed to. The plan is to approve the budget Thursday, meaning this legislative session could wrap up a little early, perhaps Friday...
  • Cindy Kirschke seeks a second term on York County School Board

    Cindy Kirschke seeks a second term on York County School Board
    York County School Board member Cindy Kirschke announced Sunday that she is seeking a second term on the board as the District 2 representative.  "I ran for election to the school board because I wanted to be the voice for children, families, teachers...