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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.
States are responding to the rising concerns over drone use by police agencies and at least 11 have brought forth bills limiting the use of the technology, according to various media.
State workers, public educators and Virginia's disabled were big winners in the House and Senate budgets advanced Sunday by the budget-writing committees of Virginia's General Assembly.
A freshman lawmaker from North Dakota is one of numerous state legislators across the country suggesting regulations to limit the use of unmanned planes for law enforcement, an effort that is gaining bipartisan support and fostering unlikely political alignments.
Virginia's General Assembly has finally purged the remnants of gun control from its books. The meaningless one-gun-a-month purchase restriction was repealed last session, and two years ago, Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a law granting concealed-carry permit holders permission to eat in restaurants that serve alcohol.
Family sues D.C. youth rehab agency over son's death; Virginia GOP hoping to extend rebirth; Northern Va. key in Assembly races; Virginia politicians barnstorm amid low-turnout forecast; Biddle's back for a D.C. Council rematch; Miller calls for delay in O'Malley land plan; Miller, Busch expect tough vote on gas-tax hike.
All 140 seats in Virginia's General Assembly are up for election Tuesday, but the focus has narrowed to a handful of races, including several in Northern Virginia, that will determine the trajectory of state government for the next several years.
A conservative independent seeking a House of Delegates seat from Appomattox says when she was a junior high teacher 40 years ago she had an affair with a female student but that she was a "different person" back then.
House Republicans and Senate Democrats in Virginia's General Assembly on Tuesday will submit their respective plans to redraw the lines of the state's political districts.
Voters have filled two vacancies in Virginia's General Assembly in special elections.
Unofficial results posted on the Virginia Board of Elections' website show Republican Tony Wilt received 6,209 votes in Tuesday's special election for the 26th House District seat.
Virginia's General Assembly has so far refused to open a special session to reduce onerous new driver penalties. But to judge from several legal challenges now underway, lawmakers may end up ruing the missed opportunity to change things before the transportation compromise falls apart entirely. At a minimum, its clear that more than just the penalties are under fire.