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Despite virtually unchecked Republican power in Richmond, another conservative priority was shot down Monday as the GOP tries a pivot to budget issues amid significant backlash over high-profile women's health measures.
An appearance by D.C. politics legend Marion Barry made for some good radio on WAMU's popular Politics Hour on Friday.
The Virginia Senate on Thursday voted to re-refer a so-called "personhood" measure defining life as beginning at conception back to committee, killing it for the 2012 session.
Whitney Anderson of Roanoke has always wanted to become a mother. Stricken with a disease, she had tried in vitro fertilization but lost five pregnancies. Now she wonders if, under Virginia's proposed "personhood" bill, she would have been held criminally liable.
The House of Delegates is poised to decide as early as Friday the future of same-sex marriage in Maryland, with some of the final, crucial votes to support the measure coming from once-undecided lawmakers who now say they want the issue put in the hands of voters.
Virginia Republicans insisted at a Wednesday press conference that their legislative agenda has focused on jobs, education, government reform and public safety.
The General Assembly on Tuesday advanced bills that would infuse more money into Virginia's transportation system, while the Senate failed to approve a measure passed in the House that would make it easier to fire teachers.
A provision that would withdraw Virginia from a long-standing, multistate compact devoted to cleaning and maintaining the Potomac River has been stripped from a bill working its way through the House of Delegates.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell headlined a rally in Capitol Square on Tuesday to advocate for a crucial element of his 2012 education agenda: a voucherlike program granting tax credits to companies that provide scholarships to low-income children.