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Prominent Democrats and Republicans, however, praise plan for opening part of the Atlantic coast, including an area off Virginia, to oil and natural gas leasing.
The House Appropriations Committee will propose pay raises for state employees, teachers, college faculty and state-supported staff, including local sheriff’s departments and constitutional officers, effective Aug. 1.
The battle over tax credits is escalating in the General Assembly, as House Republicans rejected a proposal by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to scale back tax credits for coal companies and the electric utilities that burn coal.
Last month, a man from out of state bought nearly $1 million worth of cigarettes in a series of tax-free purchases from a big-box store in Fredericksburg.
A state Senate committee Wednesday effectively extinguished any chance of passing legislation to decriminalize marijuana in Virginia.
In a somewhat surprising reversal of fortune, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee on Wednesday reconsidered and approved an amended version of a gun possession bill it had rejected just two days earlier.
Lawyers for former Gov. Bob McDonnell are asking a Richmond-based appeals court for more printed pages and time to make his case.
An Augusta County supervisor complaining about news coverage referred to an African-American reporter as “boy,” a usage many people consider racially charged.
House and Senate panels on Wednesday defeated measures that would have repealed the statutory prohibitions in Virginia law on gay marriages, civil unions and other personal contracts between same-sex couples.
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By a 16-2 vote, a measure that would curb perceived overreach by public and private land conservators sailed through the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources on Wednesday.
A lawyer has urged a federal appeals court to reinstate a lawsuit by a Chesterfield County man who was detained in a psychiatric hospital after posting anti-government messages on Facebook.
"Our state employees need a pay raise," Gov. Terry McAuliffe said during his monthly radio show on Washington's WTOP. "It's really gone on way to long."
Sororities at the University of Virginia have been told to stay away from fraternity recruitment events scheduled Saturday.
A House of Delegates panel passed legislation Wednesday that would allow industrial hemp to be grown in Virginia.
Police have arrested a woman who allegedly ran over two men with her car at an auto dealer in Arlington, critically injuring one of them.
NORFOLK -- A Virginia Beach woman has been cited for bringing a loaded handgun to Norfolk International Airport.
A Tazewell County school bus driver faces drunken driving and endangerment charges.
Application change and decision by police to being using body cameras are announced at State of the University address.
Total employment in Virginia passed the pre-recession peak reached in April 2008.
In a move that could be viewed as either good government or election-year political gamesmanship, leaders of the Republican-controlled Senate and House Privileges and Elections committees have informed Gov. Terry McAuliffe that they will conduct a “comprehensive review” of gubernatorial appointments pending before their panels.