- Virginia panel OKs transgender school bathroom bill Updated: Feb-05-16 2:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - A legislative panel has approved a bill that would require students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their biological sex.
- Panel punts on bill to limit personal use of campaign funds Updated: Feb-04-16 7:57 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A House committee has punted on a proposal to limit the personal use of campaign funds by Virginia politicians, a top ethics priority this legislative session of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
- House OKs bill letting Guard members carry guns Updated: Feb-04-16 2:23 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's GOP-controlled House has approved a bill that would allow members of the National Guard to carry concealed handguns while on duty.
- House OKs bill mandating physical exercise at schools Updated: Feb-04-16 1:50 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's House of Delegates has approved a bill that would require that Virginia public school students get at least an average of 20 minutes of physical activity a day.
- Panel defeats bill banning use of 'secret' execution drugs Updated: Feb-04-16 12:42 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A Virginia legislative committee has defeated a measure that sought to prohibit officials from using execution drugs they received from another state if they don't reveal the source of the drugs.
- Drug price transparency bill fails; set for further study Updated: Feb-04-16 11:47 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Legislation to make drug makers reveal how much they spend marketing high-priced drugs has stalled in the Virginia General Assembly, at least for this year.
- Virginia bill targets out-of-state toll scofflaws Updated: Feb-04-16 4:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia lawmakers are eying a bill that aims to crack down on toll violators who live out of state.
- Lacking execution drugs, Virginia eyes the electric chair Updated: Feb-03-16 5:42 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A proposal that would force inmates to die by electric chair if lethal injection drugs can't be found is gaining steam in Virginia, in part because of a looming execution scheduled for next month.
- House OKs bill allowing concealed guns for abuse victims Updated: Feb-03-16 1:42 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's Republican-led House of Delegates has approved a bill that would allow people who are protected by a protective order to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.
- Lawmakers back $46 million to Newport News shipbuilding Updated: Feb-03-16 3:15 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Top Virginia lawmakers are supporting $46 million in new grants to help Newport News Shipbuilding win contracts to replace the U.S. Navy's Ohio-class nuclear submarines.
- Bill to create statewide tolling policy moving forward Updated: Feb-03-16 2:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - A bill to create a statewide policy on tolling is moving forward in the General Assembly.
- Virginia Senate approves Tebow bill Updated: Feb-02-16 2:45 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly have approved legislation to allow home-schooled students to participate in public-school sports.
- Virginia advances right-to-work referendum Updated: Feb-02-16 2:43 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia General Assembly has approved legislation setting up a voter referendum on whether the state should enshrine its right-to-work laws in the state's Constitution.
- Virginia spending more on development deals, GOP scrutinizes Updated: Feb-01-16 6:27 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - It's a key part of being Virginia's governor: using cash, tax breaks or other incentives to lure companies to expand or relocate in the Old Dominion.
- Senate rejects bill to nix handgun permit requirement Updated: Feb-01-16 2:12 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's Republican-controlled Senate has narrowly rejected a measure that would have done away with the state's concealed handgun permit requirement.
- House passes bill allowing schools to start before Labor Day Updated: Feb-01-16 2:02 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's Republican-controlled House has passed a measure that would allow schools to start before Labor Day.
- Lawmakers eying bills to undo AG's action on gun permits Updated: Jan-28-16 3:15 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Some Virginia lawmakers are hoping to undo Attorney General Mark Herring's decision to revoke the state's concealed handgun permit agreements with more than two dozen states.
- Panel to interview GOP, governor's Supreme Court picks Updated: Jan-27-16 2:15 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Republicans hoping to replace a Virginia Supreme Court Justice installed by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe say lawmakers will vote this week on whether she should remain on the court.
- Virginia Senate honors on-air shooting survivor Updated: Jan-26-16 2:03 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The woman who survived an on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists in Virginia has received a standing ovation by the state Senate.
- Virginia House GOP to unveil education agenda Updated: Jan-26-16 4:17 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia House GOP plans to roll out their agenda on education-related issues.
- Legislative panel appoints new head of bill-drafting agency Updated: Jan-26-16 3:15 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - A Virginia agency that's responsible for drafting legislation has a new leader.
- Luxury box gifts still kosher for Virginia public officials Updated: Jan-21-16 4:43 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A top official of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration accepted an invitation from the Washington Redskins to watch a playoff game from one of the team's luxury boxes, the kind of gift top lawmakers said shouldn't be allowed under a new ethics law the General Assembly passed to great fanfare last year.
- Lawmakers go on fundraising frenzy before session Updated: Jan-19-16 12:56 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Want to know who gave your state delegate or senator money just before the legislative session started? Tough luck.
- Va. senator proposes restoring reporters' floor access Updated: Jan-18-16 6:09 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A member of the Virginia Senate has introduced a resolution to reverse a rule change that barred reporters from the chamber floor.
- Gun groups square off at Virginia Capitol Updated: Jan-18-16 4:59 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - As lawmakers returned to the General Assembly on Monday, they were greeted by a truck circling Capitol Square with a banner attacking Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's and Attorney General Mark Herring's positions on gun rights.