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  • Former Va. AG Ken Cuccinelli stays active in state politics

    Since leaving elected office at the beginning of last year, former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has helped start an oyster farm, sued the National Security Administration, led a U.S. Senate-focused conservative political action committee and founded...
  • Cuccinelli out of office, but not out of politics

    Cuccinelli out of office, but not out of politics
    RICHMOND — Since leaving elected office at the beginning of last year, former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has helped start an oyster farm, sued the National Security Administration, led a U.S. Senate-focused conservative political action...
  • Va. Supreme Court Justice Millette announces retirement

    Virginia Supreme Court Justice Leroy F. Millette Jr. has announced his retirement. In a news release issued by the court Tuesday, Millette said he will retire July 31. The 65-year-old Millette says he wants to spend more time with his family. Millette...
  • Feds looked hard, found nothing on Virginia lawmaker Norment

     Feds looked hard, found nothing on Virginia lawmaker Norment
    When state Sen. Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment Jr. went to the FBI to say he was being blackmailed, agents made no promise they wouldn't go after him if they found anything amiss. They didn't find anything — as the U.S. Attorney's office told Norment's...
  • DP Buzz: Ethics

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here...
  • Virginia needs to listen to Newport News, Yancey says

    Newport News has things to tell the rest of the state, Del. David Yancey says, reflecting on the General Assembly session just past. Take, for instance, his proposal to give police a hand making cases against those who coerce others into prostitution or...
  • Tangled web of dollars ties Virginia localities back to state

    Tangled web of dollars ties Virginia localities back to state
    State money flows to localities through a complicated collection of funding streams. Highway maintenance money comes from the state. So does pay for constitutional officers, such as commonwealth's attorneys and treasurers. The state pays part of the...
  • Times have changed for Virginia's car tax relief

    Times have changed for Virginia's car tax relief
    Using state tax dollars to give people a break on their local car taxes may seem a little like robbing Peter to pay Paul, but it's the centerpiece of a state program that covers a portion of property taxes on personal vehicles. The relative value of...
  • At Norment Town Hall, a focus on transparency and change

    Now that the veto session is past, this is the time of year when many Virginia legislators hold Town Hall meetings to report to their constituents about what the General Assembly has done. But state Sen. Tommy Norment's session with three dozen voters...
  • In W.Va. gov's race, hopefuls likely risk losing their jobs

    With U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin out of the mix, possible contenders in a still-blurry field for governor have the same problem — if they run, they lose their current jobs. A handful of elected officials eyeing the Governor's Mansion otherwise would be...
  • Fort Monroe cost to Hampton not being paid

    Fort Monroe cost to Hampton not being paid
    Fort Monroe Authority board members placed a debate between the state and city of Hampton squarely on the shoulders of the General Assembly during a Thursday afternoon conversation about the cost of city services at the historic Army post. "The...