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  • Execution secrecy bill goes down in Va. House

    Execution secrecy bill goes down in Va. House
    RICHMOND – The Virginia House shot down an effort Tuesday to keep secret the drugs used in lethal injections, as well as the names of the companies that make or mix them. The House killed Senate Bill 1393 on a bipartisan vote, 42-56. Sponsored by...
  • 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,...
  • Virginia to compensate victims of forced sterilizations

    Lewis Reynolds didn't understand what had been done to him when he was 13. Years later, after getting married, the Lynchburg man discovered he couldn't father children. The reason: He had been sterilized by the state. Reynolds was among more than 7,...
  • When is it OK to drop people from a health care coverage expansion? In the new budget, maybe?

    Could the General Assembly's revision of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's pilot program to cover some mental health and medical care for 20,000 low income Virginians with serious mental illness leave them in the same jam they feared landing in if they agreed to...
  • Virginia state budget at a glance

    The Virginia General Assembly approved a state budget Thursday. Here are some key elements: — 2 percent pay increase for state employees. — 2.5 percent increase in cash benefits for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families starting in 2016....
  • WVa Senate leader: 'no way' considering discrimination bill

    There's "no way" the West Virginia Senate will consider a proposal to erase local ordinances that protect gay and transgender people from housing and employment discrimination, the second-ranking senator said Thursday. Republican Senate Majority Leader...
  • Va. lawmakers approve budget with state pay raises

    Virginia lawmakers approved a budget Thursday that includes pay increases for state employees, boosts benefits for welfare recipients and includes $1.5 million to buy new yurts for state parks. The approved spending plan also doesn't raise taxes,...
  • General Assembly almost done

    RICHMOND – The end is well in sight for this session of the Virginia General Assembly, and though a number of high profile issues remain to be done, all indications are the body will wrap its work up Friday. Legislators and university officials...
  • Commissioner of accounts Norment wins fee increase for commissioners of accounts

    There's a fee increase nestled into the General Assembly's soon-to-be-final budget language, increasing the amount commissioners of accounts can charge to settle timeshare foreclosures. The fee would max out at $150, paid out of the money produced by...
  • Virginia sterilization program

    Virginia lawmakers on Thursday agreed to compensate victims who were involuntarily sterilized by state officials decades ago under a then-widely accepted program. The Virginia General Assembly budgeted $400,000 to compensate the victims of eugenics at...
  • Virginia to compensate victims of forced sterilizations

    Virginia to compensate victims of forced sterilizations
    Lewis Reynolds didn't understand what had been done to him when he was 13. Years later, after getting married, the Lynchburg man discovered he couldn't father children. The reason: He had been sterilized by the state. Reynolds was among more than 7,...