- Virginia GOP lawmakers to sue over felons' voting rights Updated: May-02-16 5:01 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Republican lawmakers in Virginia will file a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's decision to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November, GOP leaders said Monday.
- McAuliffe cabinet members to discuss children's issues Updated: May-02-16 3:48 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia - Members of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's "Children's Cabinet" are heading to Virginia Beach to discuss policies that impact the state's kids.
- Dominion makes case for moving forward on nuclear Updated: Apr-29-16 5:33 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Dominion Virginia Power is defending its heavy spending on a potential new nuclear power plant, one the company may not actually build and could cost more than $19 billion to complete.
- Restoration of felon voting rights challenges registrars Updated: Apr-28-16 1:18 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia registrars are facing the challenge of verifying applications from convicted felons registering to vote after Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently restored their voting and other civil rights.
- Nearly 400K Virginia students to take shorter SOL math tests Updated: Apr-28-16 4:38 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Nearly 400,000 Virginia elementary and middle school students will take shorter Standards of Learning math tests this spring.
- Iowa simplifies voting rights restoration form for felons Updated: Apr-27-16 5:34 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The application form that convicted felons in Iowa must complete to seek restoration of their voting rights in Iowa has been made simpler, Gov. Terry Branstad said Wednesday, but voting rights advocates argue the process is still one of the most burdensome in the country.
- Dayton says he can't restore felon voting rights on his own Updated: Apr-27-16 5:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton says he'd like to restore voting rights for people convicted of felonies, but he can't.
- McAuliffe visits Germany, announces new trade deal Updated: Apr-27-16 5:09 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new forest products trade deal between companies in Virginia and Germany.
- Virginia panel wrestles with question of luxury box gifts Updated: Apr-26-16 1:59 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A Virginia ethics panel struggled Tuesday to decide whether state officials should be able to accept tickets to sporting events under the state's new ethics rules after a high ranking member of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration watched a Washington Redskins playoff game for free from one of the team's luxury boxes earlier this year.
- Virginia establishes fund to help with sea-level rise Updated: Apr-26-16 4:12 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia has set up a new revolving loan fund designed to help property owners prepare for rising sea levels.
- US to states: Make it easier for ex-prisoners to obtain IDs Updated: Apr-25-16 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON - States should make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday in announcing a set of measures aimed at helping smooth the return to society for the hundreds of thousands of inmates released each year.
- The Latest: House speaker blasts Virginia governor's action Updated: Apr-22-16 1:08 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Latest on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's decision to make all former felons in Virginia eligible to vote (all times local):
- Lawsuit says Virginia jailers abused autistic inmate Updated: Apr-21-16 5:28 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia prison and jail officials violated an autistic and mentally disabled inmate's constitutional rights by subjecting him to cruel and inhumane conditions, including long stretches in solitary confinement, his lawyers say in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday.
- McAuliffe confidante running for Richmond mayor Updated: Apr-21-16 12:10 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A top confidante of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is running for mayor of Richmond.
- Virginia to shield identities of execution drug suppliers Updated: Apr-20-16 9:44 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia will join several states that keep secret the identities of suppliers of lethal injection drugs, under a measure approved by the Republican-controlled General Assembly on Wednesday amid growing concern over the state's ability to carry out capital punishment.
- Lawmakers fail to override key vetoes Updated: Apr-20-16 6:52 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Republican lawmakers failed to override several of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's vetoes Wednesday on coal-related tax credits, legislation related to clergy opposed to same-sex marriage and other issues.
- The Latest: Senate upholds Civil War monuments bill veto Updated: Apr-20-16 2:29 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Latest on the Virginia General Assembly's consideration on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's vetoes and amendments to legislation passed earlier this year (all times local):
- Compromise reached on Virginia economic development plan Updated: Apr-19-16 5:21 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican leaders say they've reached a compromise on a new economic development initiative backed by some of the state's biggest corporate titans.
- Advocates say not so fast to new juvenile detention center Updated: Apr-19-16 4:07 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Advocates are urging Virginia lawmakers to reject Gov. Terry McAuliffe's proposal to build a new juvenile correctional center.
- Va. secretary of commonwealth resigns Updated: Apr-15-16 12:41 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's secretary of the commonwealth is resigning.
- Officials promote new law on sex assault evidence kits Updated: Apr-15-16 4:20 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia officials are touting a new law they say will provide a "permanent" solution to making sure law enforcement agencies properly process evidence from sex assaults.
- State employees raise more than $4 million for charity Updated: Apr-15-16 3:25 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - State employees have donated more than $4 million to charities as part of their annual Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.
- Special election set in state senate race Updated: Apr-14-16 11:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has set a special election date for the contest to replace Newport News Sen. John Miller, who died earlier this month.
- Bell ringing to mark Virginia Tech shooting anniversary Updated: Apr-14-16 3:49 am
HAMPTON, Virginia - Bells will toll in Virginia this weekend to mark the ninth anniversary of the shooting at Virginia Tech.
- McAuliffe vetoes largest number of bills since 1998 Updated: Apr-13-16 4:45 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed 32 bills this year, the most of any governor since 1998.