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  • Danville Pittsylvania Co. Chamber of Commerce passes statement encouraging uranium mining ban

    Danville Pittsylvania Co. Chamber of Commerce passes statement encouraging uranium mining ban
    The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce has passed a resolution encouraging Virginia to keep its ban on uranium mining. The mining company Virginia Uranium is interested in mining the Coles Hill property in Pittsylvania County. Coles Hill...
  • Feds will run Virginia's health exchange at outset

    Feds will run Virginia's health exchange at outset
    Gov. Bob McDonnell has done an about-turn on the establishment of a state health benefits exchange in Virginia. In August 2010, just months after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," McDonnell set up the Virginia Health Reform...
  • Hampton VA opens doors to medics, corpsmen

    Hampton VA opens doors to medics, corpsmen
    — When Mathew Vance began looking for a job in Hampton Roads, he had plenty of experience to sell. The 30-year-old Wyoming native had been a combat medic in the Army and later in the Texas Army National Guard. He had deployed twice to Iraq,...
  • UPDATE: Bedford Delegate Lacey Putney to retire after 52 years in the General Assembly

    UPDATE: Bedford Delegate Lacey Putney to retire after 52 years in the General Assembly
    Lacey Putney has served in the Virginia General Assembly longer than anyone else, but in the beginning a long legislative career wasn't part of the plan. "My law practice was just getting under way and I didn't think that I could afford to be away from...
  • General Assembly approves gas tax hike

    General Assembly approves gas tax hike
    The Maryland General Assembly gave final approval Friday to Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed gas tax increase, raising costs for motorists while providing an infusion of hundreds of millions of dollars a year for new roads and mass transit projects. The...
  • 4th District: Forbes pushes for defense

    U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes was the newest member of Congress on Sept. 11, 2001, having just won a special election. Since then, the 4th District congressman has spent much of his time in office shaping the United States' ability to respond to the terrorist...
  • The Republican tax evolution

     
    Fascinating interview on “Fresh Air” this week (you can listen to/read it here). More interesting (to me) than the analysis of  tax cut winners and losers was the discussion about the evolution of GOP thinking about taxes and tax policy from...
  • Only 1 handgun a month? Virginia lawmakers see no point in limit

     
    Virginia handgun limits: The Virginia Senate has voted to lift a one-handgun-a-month purchase limit. The measure stands a good chance of becoming law....
  • Virginia House advances antiabortion 'personhood' measure

     
    The Virginia House of Delegates voted Tuesday to advance two anti-abortion measures: a bill defining "personhood" as beginning at conception, and a bill that would require women to view sonograms of their fetuses before undergoing abortions....
  • V-V Day

     
    It's victory in Virginia day. The WaPo reports: The Virginia House of Delegates voted Wednesday afternoon to amend a proposed bill on ultrasounds before abortions to say that no woman will have to undergo a internal ultrasound involuntarily. The revised.....
  • Del. Harvey Morgan to make the rounds in Gloucester

     
    Del. Harvey Morgan has plans to meet late Monday afternoon with members of the Gloucester School Board and schools administrative staff and then walk across the street for a public forum. Morgan will meet with members of the Gloucester County School...