By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The Virginia Board of Health's move to reverse a June decision and vote to adopt new regulations for abortion clinics in the state without exempting existing facilities delivered an immediate victory for pro-life groups, but long-term effects, both practical and political, are still far from clear.
Virginia's two-year, $85 billion spending plan is finally in a conference committee, but funding for the Dulles Metrorail is emerging as a key sticking point that could drag out the already-extended session even further.
Virginia Republican and Democratic luminaries crisscrossed the commonwealth over the weekend in last-ditch pushes to get their voters to the polls Tuesday for General Assembly elections that history shows likely will have a low turnout.
Candidates running for the Virginia Senate in Loudoun County districts largely agreed at a forum Tuesday on the importance of finding a dedicated stream of revenue for the region's perpetually clogged roads and completing the Dulles Metrorail project — though how to pay for each was another matter.
Delegate Robert G. Marshall won't likely forget that his Prince William district experienced the largest population surge of any when he looks at the redistricting map drawn by House Republicans.
"This episode only underscores the need for an attorney general who will take the politics out of the office and apply laws evenly," Mr. Herring said.
Mr. Herring has announced that he will run next year to replace Mr. Cuccinelli, who is running for governor.