Virginia Senate Democrats flexed their muscles Thursday and successfully blocked the chamber from passing its two-year budget blueprint — a move Republicans decried as obstructionist, partisan politics at its worst.
Gov. Bob McDonnell says he is becoming "increasingly concerned" with the lack of "substantive ideas" put forth by state Senate Democrats as legislators in both General Assembly chambers prepare to release their respective budget proposals Sunday.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell laid out a sweeping vision for the final two years of his tenure Wednesday evening, asking the General Assembly to help him create jobs, invest in education and transportation, and shore up the state's depleted retirement system.
Republicans, as they promised they would, took control of the Virginia Senate on Wednesday with the help of Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling's tie-breaking vote and over the objections of Democrats that the move was both unjust and unconstitutional.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's legacy is on the line as the General Assembly convenes Wednesday to take up initiatives that would plug money into the state's retirement system, its schools and its crumbling infrastructure while considering Republican-backed measures to streamline government and strengthen personal property laws.
A Richmond judge has denied a Democratic state senator's bid to block Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling from casting tiebreaking votes in the General Assembly's Upper Chamber — clearing the way for, theoretically, complete GOP dominance on Capitol Square.
HBO is developing a biopic about D.C. "Mayor-for-Life" Marion Barry with resurgent movie star Eddie Murphy rumored to be playing the lead.
A Richmond Circuit Court judge expects to rule next week after hearing over an hour of arguments Friday on a complaint seeking to block Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling's power to vote on certain matters in the state Senate.
Virginia Democratic Caucus Chairman A. Donald McEachin filed a lawsuit on Monday in an attempt to stop Republicans from using Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling's tie-breaking vote to organize the General Assembly's upper chamber.