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  • Session Marks Turning Point

    The recently concluded General Assembly session marked a turning point for the commonwealth's economy and environment. Recognizing the important role natural resources play in Virginia's future, the legislature passed a significant number of measures to...
  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: March 17 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on state's business climate: Expectations were high for the first session of the 82nd Legislature. After 83 years of the state being controlled by a...
  • Database, apps, coordination pitched to fight campus sexual assault at Virginia universities

    New ideas for grappling with sexual assault at Virginia universities are bubbling out of a state task force on the issue, including a potential new database of students dismissed over assault charges. That would go further than the Virginia General...
  • McAuliffe on bills, campaign season, Cuba, uranium and Clinton

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe spoke to an area group of bankers and business people today on the 23rd floor of the Richmond Federal Reserve building. And I'm going to warn you, there's not a ton of news here, so if you've heard the governor say "New Virginia...
  • Attorney announces candidacy for York Board of Supervisors

    Attorney and fifth-generation York County resident Chad Green is seeking the Republican nomination for York County Board of Supervisors District 3. Donald Wiggins, who currently holds that seat, is not seeking another term. "Don Wiggins served the...
  • Senate ethics stalwart Ralph Smith is retiring

    You don't see this all that often in politics -- but every once in a while a well-established legislator with a lock on a seat decides it's time to step aside for the next generation. That's what state Sen. Ralph Smith, R-Roanoke County, is doing,...
  • Shining light on 'The Virginia Way'

    Shining light on 'The Virginia Way'
    Dave Ress' eight-part series on "The Virginia Way" still has politicians around the state a little nervous, and a little upset. Guided by two decades of experience covering Virginia politics, Ress distilled months of research and boxes of public records...
  • RIDDLED BY LOOPHOLES: The Virginia Freedom of Information Act has been weakened by amendments, detracting from its intent

    The preamble of Virginia's Freedom of Information Act states clearly that, "The affairs of government are not intended to be conducted in an atmosphere of secrecy since at all times the public is to be the beneficiary of any action taken at any level of...
  • Va. AG: School boards can ban discrimination against gays

    Local school boards in Virginia have authority to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their anti-discrimination policies, according to the state's attorney general. Democrat Mark Herring's written opinion reverses one issued in 2002 by a...
  • W.Va. Senate clears forced pooling bill for oil, gas rights

    The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill allowing some natural gas drilling even when mineral rights owners can't be found or won't agree to leases. The Senate approved the bill Saturday on a 24-10 vote. The proposal moves back to the House of...
  • Protecting privacy in Virginia

    We are pleased that the Daily Press called on the General Assembly to pass the "21st Century Fourth Amendment for Virginia" in a March 10 editorial ("Betraying our principles"). The proposed amendment was introduced in the 2015 session, but did not get...