- Advocates say proposed parole fix would have little impact Updated: Feb-08-16 12:40 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Advocates for Virginia's prisoners say a bill aimed at helping inmates who may have been given inflated sentences would have little impact.
- Domestic violence, gun-control groups divided over gun bill Updated: Feb-06-16 10:43 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Advocates for domestic violence victims in Virginia who've long sought to toughen the state's gun laws are praising a rare compromise in Richmond that could finally shepherd into law a measure that would strip abusers of their gun rights.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- McAuliffe to speak at next month's agricultural trade event Updated: Feb-02-16 2:15 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe will announce final figures for agricultural and forestry exports from Virginia last year at a conference next month.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gov. McAuliffe announces historic employment level Updated: Jan-26-16 1:38 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that Virginia's employment level reached 3,856,100 in December 2015, the highest in the Commonwealth's history.
- Gov. McAuliffe films scene for 'TURN: Washington's Spies' Updated: Jan-25-16 8:16 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ready for his close-up.
- Massive snowstorm brings flooding to East Coast Updated: Jan-23-16 9:01 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A massive winter storm that dumped as much as 3 feet of snow on the eastern United States raised flood waters in communities up and down the Atlantic Coast Saturday, closing roads and prompting evacuations.
- Amid storm, Virginia governor takes a spin on snowplow Updated: Jan-23-16 1:26 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe took a break from storm briefings and conference calls to give a pep talk to snowplow drivers and take a plow out for a quick spin.
- 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.
- GOP wants easier access to guns for victims Updated: Jan-21-16 1:56 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The latest on the General Assembly's session in Richmond (all times local):
- 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.
- McAuliffe urges bipartisanship in speech to lawmakers Updated: Jan-13-16 8:39 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe asked state lawmakers Wednesday to avoid partisan squabbles but warned the GOP-controlled General Assembly he'd veto any bills on abortion rights or gun control he found objectionable.
- Governor's budget suggests hikes on tobacco, phone taxes Updated: Jan-13-16 8:15 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - As the struggling coal industry and low natural gas prices continue to hurt state tax revenues, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is proposing to balance the budget by raising taxes on tobacco products, starting to tax phone usage and tapping into state reserves for a third time in three years.
- The Latest: Virginia General Assembly opens in Richmond Updated: Jan-13-16 8:02 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The latest on the General Assembly's first day in session in Richmond (all times local):
- Legislature returns in Virginia; governor to outline vision Updated: Jan-13-16 2:22 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Lawmakers are returning to Richmond to kick off the 2016 legislative session and to hear Gov. Terry McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth speech.
- Bill would let clerks deny marriage licenses to gay couples Updated: Jan-11-16 3:06 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - After a county clerk in Kentucky spent five days in jail last year for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a Republican lawmaker in Virginia is pushing legislation aimed at protecting local elected officials who object to certain marriages on moral or religious grounds.
- 5 projects earn nearly $200K to spur economic development Updated: Jan-11-16 2:11 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia is handing out nearly $200,000 to five projects in an effort to spur economic development and job creation in areas that are struggling economically.
- Virginia 2016 legislative session to start Wednesday Updated: Jan-10-16 11:10 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia lawmakers are set to head back to Capitol on Wednesday for start of the 2016 legislative session.