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  • Notes and notables: Transparency Virginia report, a threatened non-profit, new school bus app

    Notes and notables: Transparency Virginia report, a threatened non-profit, new school bus app
    Marching orders Transparency Virginia, a coalition of nonprofits that advocate for openness in government, recently outlined a number of questionable practices at the General Assembly, such as the lack of recorded votes on a great many bills and...
  • Newport News lawyer named to 'Influential Women of Virginia' list

    Newport News lawyer named to 'Influential Women of Virginia' list
    Lindsey A. Carney, a partner with Newport News-based Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein law firm, has been selected as one of the 2015 "Influential Women of Virginia" by Virginia Lawyers Media, publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Virginia...
  • Cuccinelli out of office, but not out of politics

    Cuccinelli out of office, but not out of politics
    RICHMOND — Since leaving elected office at the beginning of last year, former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has helped start an oyster farm, sued the National Security Administration, led a U.S. Senate-focused conservative political action...
  • Feds looked hard, found nothing on Virginia lawmaker Norment

     Feds looked hard, found nothing on Virginia lawmaker Norment
    When state Sen. Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment Jr. went to the FBI to say he was being blackmailed, agents made no promise they wouldn't go after him if they found anything amiss. They didn't find anything — as the U.S. Attorney's office told Norment's...
  • Virginia needs to listen to Newport News, Yancey says

    Newport News has things to tell the rest of the state, Del. David Yancey says, reflecting on the General Assembly session just past. Take, for instance, his proposal to give police a hand making cases against those who coerce others into prostitution or...
  • Tangled web of dollars ties Virginia localities back to state

    Tangled web of dollars ties Virginia localities back to state
    State money flows to localities through a complicated collection of funding streams. Highway maintenance money comes from the state. So does pay for constitutional officers, such as commonwealth's attorneys and treasurers. The state pays part of the...
  • Times have changed for Virginia's car tax relief

    Times have changed for Virginia's car tax relief
    Using state tax dollars to give people a break on their local car taxes may seem a little like robbing Peter to pay Paul, but it's the centerpiece of a state program that covers a portion of property taxes on personal vehicles. The relative value of...
  • At Norment Town Hall, a focus on transparency and change

    Now that the veto session is past, this is the time of year when many Virginia legislators hold Town Hall meetings to report to their constituents about what the General Assembly has done. But state Sen. Tommy Norment's session with three dozen voters...
  • Fort Monroe cost to Hampton not being paid

    Fort Monroe cost to Hampton not being paid
    Fort Monroe Authority board members placed a debate between the state and city of Hampton squarely on the shoulders of the General Assembly during a Thursday afternoon conversation about the cost of city services at the historic Army post. "The...
  • Problems with Virginia's voting systems undermine confidence in our election results

    Problems with Virginia's voting systems undermine confidence in our election results
    The Virginia Board of Elections took the necessary step last week of voting to decertify a certain type of voting machine used in 30 localities, including in York County. A recent report by the Department of Elections found serious security flaws in those...
  • Virginia Supreme Court: Dominion can't bypass local zoning for new power line project

    Virginia Supreme Court: Dominion can't bypass local zoning for new power line project
    The Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the State Corporation Commission was wrong in exempting the state's largest electricity provider from needing local approval for a crucial part of its proposed James River power line. The high court said...