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  • This year, our part-time legislature may be a bit more part-time than usual

    Shh! Don’t jinx it, but state Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Warm Springs, has an encouraging rumor – the General Assembly may finish its work early! “The 2015 Session of the General Assembly is hurdling toward adjournment,” he writes to...
  • Virginia attorney general says public can get mug shots, but not from state database

    Virginia attorney general says public can get mug shots, but not from state database
    The state attorney general has issued an opinion clarifying how the public can access mug shots of people who have been arrested – an issue raised by the Daily Press last fall when it took months of requests to different agences to obtain a...
  • Dominion bill heads to McAuliffe

    Dominion bill heads to McAuliffe
    A five-year partial freeze on power rates, combined with a pause in key state earnings reviews for the state's two biggest electric companies, cleared the Virginia House Thursday on a lopsided bipartisan vote. The bill, assembled with significant...
  • Virginia Senate approves use of marijuana derivatives for treating epilepsy

    The Virginia Senate has overwhelmingly approved a proposal to legalize two derivatives of the marijuana plant for treating severe epilepsy. The legislation offered by Sen. David Marsden, a Fairfax County Democrat, would allow legal possession of...
  • Virginia General Assembly approves Dominion bill

    A bill that reduces state ratemaking oversight of Virginia's two largest electric utilities is headed to Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's desk. The House of Delegates approved legislation Thursday that proponents say will prevent potential rate...
  • A look at Jamestown's role in forging the chains of slavery

    No place was more instrumental in the development and definition of slavery in Virginia than the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown. Here are some of the landmark events that played out in the colony's first capital during the 1600s:...
  • Dominion sees good policy, critics a power grab

    Virginia's largest electric utility says a bill sailing through the General Assembly would keep rates consistent over the next several years, protecting customers from the potential for higher bills as power producers face stricter environmental rules....
  • Is voting machine replacement funding slipping away?

    When Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced plans to fund replacement voting machines with Rep. Scott Rigell, R- Virginia Beach, at his side, it looked like an unusual bipartisan accord on election matters. But the staff of both the House Appropriations...
  • Redistricting reform a no-go in Richmond

    Redistricting reform a no-go in Richmond
    Victories that proponents of bipartisan redistricting reform won in the Virginia Senate this session likely will be short-lived. Two of their bills are up before a House subcommittee at 7 a.m. Thursday and House leaders have made it clear they're not...
  • Health care law called out as House takes "gut wrenching" autism vote

    The Virginia House voted Tuesday to increase mandated insurance coverage for children with autism, taking what one delegate described as a "gut wrenching" vote on the issue. House Bill 1940 would require insurance companies in Virginia to cover services...
  • Senate budget add-ons target Hampton Roads school, ship repair program

    When it comes to local projects, the General Assembly giveth, and the General Assembly taketh away. With good connections, it leans more toward the giveth. The Senate budget includes $250,000 in new funding for a Virginia Ship Repair Association...