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  • Va. lawmakers won't disclose income from other state jobs

    Va. lawmakers won't disclose income from other state jobs
    In the wake of former Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction on corruption charges, Virginia lawmakers say they are moving to tighten the ethics laws governing public officials' behavior. But when two members of the Virginia Senate leadership were asked how...
  • No known progress on Virginia's new 3rd Congressional District map

    RICHMOND – When a three-judge panel declared Virginia's 3rd Congressional District unconstitutional last October, the court told the General Assembly to redraw the map during its next legislative session. That session wraps up in a week, and...
  • 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...
  • State spending was below budget, but auditor finds oversight gaps

    Virginia's state government spending came in under budget last year, but not by enough to offset the money squeeze caused by state forecasters failing to recognize that a one-time bump in tax collections wasn't going to be repeated. And a just-released,...
  • Treasurers, attorneys battle in the budget over state collections work

    Treasurers, attorneys battle in the budget over state collections work
    RICHMOND – A behind-the-scenes fight over a single paragraph in the state budget may swing fee-collection contracts away from local treasurers and toward private collections firms. There's big money on the line. In fiscal 2013, $154.8 million in...
  • Virginia ahead of curve in transportation funding, but revenue lags projections

    Virginia ahead of curve in transportation funding, but revenue lags projections
    While federal funding for highway construction and maintenance falls around the nation and many states scramble to find ways to fill the gaps, Virginia is a year and a half into a new way of funding its transportation infrastructure. Virginia passed a...
  • The mysterious, vanishing call for a Constitutional amendment on redistricting

    In Virginia's General Assembly, there's nothing like taking a stand on an issue. Take Senate Joint Resolution 284, for instance. That's state Sen. Jill Vogel’s proposal to amend the state Constitution by turning over task of drawing legislative...
  • An idea for helping Virginia foster kids lands in budget limbo

    The kid was hard to forget. And now that she's too old for foster care, none of the people who tried to help her get on her feet know where she is. "Of course you worry," said Amy Woolard, a lawyer with Voices for Virginia's Children, a nonprofit...
  • Court docket for veterans goes down in Virginia House

    A House subcommittee killed a proposal to establish new "problem solving" court dockets for veterans Wednesday night, as well as a measure to raise Virginia's threshold for grand larceny charges. The larceny bill would have raised the state's threshold...
  • Tebow bill clears GA, heads to McAuliffe

    Tebow bill clears GA, heads to McAuliffe
    A bill to let home-schooled students join local school sports teams is headed to the governor after nearly 20 years of failed attempts to make this change. House Bill 1626 won final passage Thursday in the Virginia House of Delegates, on a 62-37 vote....
  • State transportation board signs off on much shorter Route 460

    State transportation board signs off on much shorter Route 460
    The Commonwealth Transportation Board signed off Wednesday on a scaled-down plan for U.S. 460 and picked a contractor for phase one of Interstate 64's widening. That widening, from Jefferson Avenue to Yorktown Road, will begin in the coming months,...