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  • Pilot: Norment admitted to relationship with lobbyist in leaked letter

    Virginia Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment acknowledged seeing a lobbyist "personally" in a response to a state bar complaint lodged against him and provided to Patrick Wilson at The Virginian-Pilot. Christopher Burruss, sentenced earlier this week...
  • Autism bills up insurance coverage, create new savings plan

    The General Assembly passed a pair of bills during its recent session meant to make life a little more manageable for families dealing with autism. One will expand mandated insurance coverage for autism services come 2016, taking the required age from...
  • Terry McAuliffe's amendments set off privacy, surveillance concerns

    Terry McAuliffe's amendments set off privacy, surveillance concerns
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe's suggested changes to a pair of police surveillance bills have privacy advocates pushing back from both sides of the aisle. McAuliffe narrowed the scope of state Sen. Chap Petersen's bill on police license plate readers, which...
  • Peninsula races shaping up for Virginia Senate, House seats; Price unopposed

    Peninsula races shaping up for Virginia Senate, House seats; Price unopposed
    The local elections slate for General Assembly seats is coming together, and Marcia Price was the only Democrat who put in for retiring Del. Mamye BaCote's seat in Newport News. Given the 95th District's Democratic tendencies — and the absence, at...
  • Shad Planking, reconvene in two weeks

    The annual Shad Planking, and the Virginia General Assembly's reconvened session, come around again in two weeks. Both are slated for Wednesday, April 15. That's by design, Shad Planking Chairman Chris Simms said, and the two usually match up every...
  • RTD: $300 million Capitol Square project moving ahead

    The state has put out bid reqquests for a new General Assembly building and upgrades at the old Richmond city hall next door, Michael Martz reported Sunday for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. This is the project that an angry Gov. Terry McAuliffe put on...
  • QUESTION OF POWER: Virginia ABC needs comprehensive review

    QUESTION OF POWER: Virginia ABC needs comprehensive review
    In an effort to make the Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control less political and more business savvy, the General Assembly approved legislation this year making dramatic changes to the agency's operations. In the wake of an incident in...
  • McAuliffe signs clean budget; bill vetoes coming

    McAuliffe signs clean budget; bill vetoes coming
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed off on the state budget Thursday without suggesting any amendments or line item vetoes, the first time that's happened in Virginia since 1998. McAuliffe, a Democrat in his second year as governor, was at the signing joined by...
  • Lots of lawmaking, little drama in 2015 for Virginia General Assembly

    Lots of lawmaking, little drama in 2015 for Virginia General Assembly
    RICHMOND — They started with an early promise on ethics reform, then waited to the last day to actually pass a bill. But in between, this legislature churned through issues large and small. At the end House leaders, Senate leaders and the governor...
  • With GOP in control of Virginia's legislature, McAuliffe agenda sunk

    RICHMOND — They canned his name for a health-care initiative, changed the name of his economic development fund, whacked his effort to expand pre-school — all in all, the governor had a tough time in the General Assembly this year. But it...
  • McAuliffe takes post-session victory lap, thanks assembly for bipartisanship

    McAuliffe takes post-session victory lap, thanks assembly for bipartisanship
    Virginia's optimist-in-chief burned through the superlatives Tuesday to described a legislative session that left him "overjoyed" by its bipartisan successes. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he was "so excited" by the way things turned out that he feels badly...