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Delegate David L. Englin's announcement that he will not seek a fifth term in the Virginia House of Delegates surprised observers, but the news was greeted with cautious respect by members of his party Tuesday.
Virginia Del. David L. Englin, Alexandria Democrat, announced Monday night that he will not run for a fifth term in the Virginia House of Delegates, saying he was leaving political life to focus on rebuilding his marriage after having an extramarital affair.
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.
As Virginia's ultrasound bill, signed Wednesday by Gov. Bob Mc- Donnell, takes its place in the law books, legislators deserve praise for dealing proactively with the vast array of misinformation and outright lies propagated by the bill's opponents and their allies in the media. But if the final debate in the Virginia House of Delegates is any indication, some abortion proponents will stop at nothing to advance their agenda.
The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday agreed by unanimous consent to introduce another budget in hopes of staving off a potential fiscal catastrophe and the prospects of gaveling out the 2012 session without the legislature having passed a spending plan.
A controversial measure that will require women to undergo ultrasound imaging before having an abortion is on its way to the desk of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
The Virginia House of Delegates approved legislation Tuesday that would define life as beginning at conception, setting up a potential clash in the state Senate and another high-stakes battle over a measure that has been beaten back elsewhere in the country in recent years.
The Virginia House of Delegates on Monday gave preliminary approval to a so-called "personhood" measure defining life as beginning at conception, perhaps the most far-reaching proposed measure on abortion introduced thus far during the 2012 General Assembly session.
The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday signed off on a measure that codifies a version of the state's common-law "castle doctrine" granting civil immunity to those using deadly force against intruders.