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By a single Senate vote, Virginia's General Assembly on Wednesday approved Gov. Bob McDonnell's amendment to ban abortion coverage from being sold through a new federally run health insurance exchange.
A proposal that Virginia study the feasibility of creating its own metallic currency in the event of a national economic collapse was rejected Tuesday by the state Senate.
The Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates passed legislation Monday that eventually could allow the state to break ties with the federal monetary system.
Even as some governors and mayors eye tighter restrictions on firearms in the wake of the Connecticut school shootings, state legislators across the country are launching pre-emptive strikes against federal gun control proposals that may never even make it through Congress.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell kicked off the 2013 General Assembly session Wednesday by outlining transportation and education proposals that he hopes will round out his legacy in his final year in office, but it remains to be seen whether the more conservative members of his party will push social issues to the forefront as they did last year.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed off on permanent regulations that will hold abortion clinics to the same building standards as hospitals, joining Arizona and Michigan as states looking to tighten their abortion-facility standards to among the most stringent in the nation.
A Virginia lawmaker who wants to arm teachers and school personnel in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., is one of many officials throughout the country who are calling for new laws to keep such a tragedy from happening in their home states.
A Virginia lawmaker has introduced a bill to ban abortions based on the sex of the fetus after a Republican effort in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year to force Democrats into an uncomfortable vote on whether to criminalize the practice of so-called "sex-selective abortion."