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  • Virginia lawmakers flirt with sci-fi future at Wallops Island spaceport

    Virginia lawmakers flirt with sci-fi future at Wallops Island spaceport
    NASA astronauts blasting off from Virginia? Tourists cruising into space and back again from Wallops Island? It might sound like science fiction, but some state lawmakers took a baby step this week toward turning fiction into fact. On Wednesday the...
  • Ethics reforms clear chambers, now to negotiate

    The House and Senate both approved their latest versions of ethics reform Tuesday. Now the focus will turn to hammering out the details and differences between the two bills, while a number of Democrats complain that the changes OK'd in the Republican-...
  • Hampton budget trends

    It's budget season at Hampton City Hall, so the City Council is receiving regular updates on the city's revenues and spending.  Here are some notes from the Feb. 11, 2015 budget updated provided during an afternoon work session.  The state provides...
  • Virginia Senate says suppliers, ingredients of execution drugs should be secret

     Virginia Senate says suppliers, ingredients of execution drugs should be secret
    Virginia could keep the suppliers of the drugs used in executions secret, as well as all the components they mix to make the drug cocktail used in lethal injections under a bill the state Senate approved Tuesday. But the measure the Senate passed...
  • Virginia legislature votes to legalize marijuana derivatives for treating severe epilepsy

    The General Assembly has passed legislation to allow use of two derivatives of the marijuana plant for treating severe epilepsy. It's the first effective medical marijuana legislation to win approval in Virginia, according to its House sponsor, Del. Dave...
  • Reader feedback Feb. 11: Virginia House passes measure on autism; Hampton man robbed, shot; Surry County Power drill

    More autism aid sought The Virginia House voted Tuesday to increase mandated insurance coverage for children with autism. The bill would require insurance companies in Virginia to cover services for autistic children up to age 10, increasing the...
  • House approves day care regs, nearly 200 other bills

    House approves day care regs, nearly 200 other bills
    The Virginia House cast its final votes, for now, on nearly 200 bills Tuesday, doing quick work on a slew of issues, including formalizing its stance on proposed new day care regulations. Those new reforms now cover 17 pages in House Bill 1570. Among...
  • House, Senate seek balance on campus assault bills

    RICHMOND – The Virginia House and Senate each passed a series of reforms Tuesday that are meant to fight on-campus sexual assaults. Key to the debate is just how campus officials and police proceed when a victim talks to professors or other...
  • Virginia House OKs charter schools measure

    The General Assembly took another big step Tuesday along the long road to changing the state constitution and easing the creation of more charter schools. The House of Delegates voted 58-41 to call for a state referendum on the matter. The Senate voted...
  • Virginia General Assembly churns before deadline

    Virginia General Assembly churns before deadline
    The Virginia General Assembly churned through hundreds of bills Monday, dealing with new day care rules, ethics reforms and drone regulations as a key legislative deadline approached. It was the first of a two-day vote marathon, and the Senate in...
  • Sex trafficking crackdown moves forward in Virginia

    Legislation meant to help law enforcement's crackdown on human trafficking won wide support Monday in the Virginia House and is heading toward final passage. The effort would give Virginia a dedicated sex trafficking section of the state code, making it...