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  • Medicaid session change: House coming in Sept. 18

    The Virginia House of Delegates initially planed to come back into session the week of Sept. 22 to debate Medicaid expansion. That's been moved up to Thursday, Sept. 18, at noon, according to the speaker's office. The reason? Rosh Hashanah starts at...
  • Special elections set for resigning House members

    Voters, including some in Hampton Roads, will choose replacements for legislators leaving the Virginia House of Delegates on Aug. 19, Speaker of the House William Howell announced Monday. That's the same day voters in southwest Virginia will pick a...
  • Howell, Norment promise more ethics reform

    RICHMOND — Speaker of the House William Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. promised new ethics reforms Tuesday in the wake of former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s conviction last week on federal corruption charges. The Virginia...
  • Chafin wins Va. Senate seat, GOP solidifies control

    There were three special elections today (results) for Virginia General Assembly seats. Del. Ben Chafin handily won an open Senate seat in the 38th District, cementing GOP control in that chamber. You may know this seat as "used to be Phil Puckett's."...
  • Lawmakers to select judges Thursday

    RICHMOND – Judicial elections start Thursday at the Virginia General Assembly, and it looks like a pair of Peninsula General District Court races remain in doubt, or at least close. Both seats — the 9th Judicial District on the west and...
  • Session in perpetuity

    Worth noting: The Virginia General Assembly did not adjourn last night, it recessed. That means the House and Senate can come back into session with a few days notice. One reason is that they haven't finished appointing judges yet. As Jim Nolan...
  • Former Hampton school board candidate removed from meeting

    Former Hampton school board candidate removed from meeting
    *This story was updated Thursday morning to include quotes from David Dietrich and a further explanation of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. Hampton businessman David J. Dietrich was removed from the Hampton City Council meeting Wednesday...
  • Gloucester High School team wins state STEM award

    Gloucester High School will be recognized at a ceremony in Richmond on Monday for its exemplary science, technology and mathematics (STEM) team. The award will be presented by the Virginia Mathematics & Science Coalition, which annually recognized...
  • Hampton Roads Child Fatality Review Team publishes annual review on neglect and abuse

    Hampton Roads Child Fatality Review Team publishes annual review on neglect and abuse
    More than half the children who died as a result of child abuse and neglect in Virginia in the year ending June 30, 2013, didn't live to see their first birthday, according to the annual report of the Hampton Roads Child Fatality Review Team, released...
  • Sonia Sotomayor gets it right in Michigan affirmative action dissent

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent from the high court’s 6-2 decision Tuesday to uphold Michigan’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action for public universities has been variously described as “blistering," “...
  • $761,000: Milk marketing regulation

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series looking at line items in state and local budgets. RICHMOND — The state of Virginia spends nearly $761,000 a year on "milk marketing regulation." That's not marketing like advertising. Virginia is...