Virginia legislators handed Gov. Robert F. McDonnell a mixed bag in a marathon legislative session that wrapped late Wednesday night.
While Republican George Allen is hammering Washington spending as he campaigns for the U.S. Senate seat in Virginia, Democrat Tim Kaine is mounting the lectern and taking a pointer in hand.
Insurance plans that cover abortion are now banned from the state's new healthcare exchange after a tie-breaking vote cast late Wednesday night by Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling.
U.S. consumers could see food costs spiking to levels seen during the food crisis of 2008 as higher commodity and energy prices force companies to raise prices on products lining grocery store shelves, the Agriculture Department said on Thursday.
The man who put the first dent in the president's health care law, Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, is a newcomer to the national stage, but he's long been a crusader against the expansion of federal powers — winning his share of friends and foes along the way.
Beginning in 2009 with Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II leading the Republican Recovery tour here in Virginia, the 2010 elections continued the Virginia GOP's resurgence by defeating three Democratic House incumbents and pushing the GOP margin to at least 8-2 in the Virginia delegation. (At the time of this writing, it is still not known if Keith Fimian has upset Gerald E. Connolly in the 11th District.)
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced that $800,000 in funding will go toward a wind training and testing facility at James Madison University.
Former Sen. George Allen has not ruled out another run for Virginia governor in 2009 but he will not run for the Senate again even if Sen. John W. Warner decides to retire.