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  • Virginia budget on the fast track

    Virginia budget on the fast track
    RICHMOND – The wheels are well in motion for the full Virginia General Assembly to pass a budget Thursday without dealing with Medicaid expansion and without many of the spending increases legislators had once hoped to include. Raises for teachers...
  • There's a way around Democrats in the Virginia Senate

    Senate Democratic Leader Richard Saslaw has signaled repeatedly - and sometimes just outright said - that he doesn't see any movement coming on the state's budget impasse until after the new fiscal year starts July 1. And with the news this morning that...
  • Ultra-creepy new ultrasound laws are the shame of the ultra-right

     
    Friday's column; a continuation of this blog post from Wednesday The party that claims to champion small government is at it again. This month Republican majorities in both chambers in Virginia's Legislature passed one of the strictest mandatory pre-...
  • House passes maps, lawmakers head home

    House of Delegates lawmakers passed the Republican plan for redistricting late Wednesday over the objections from Democrats including Del. Robin Abbott and House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong. The GOP plan, put forward by Del. S. Chris Jones, R-Suffolk,...
  • Experts slam lawmakers' effort on redistricting

    Virginia political experts on Wednesday published a damning analysis of the state redistricting maps passed by the General Assembly this week. The 17-page report, authored by Christopher Newport University professor Quentin Kidd and Dustin Cable of the...
  • Norment flips on redistricting, just like the Dems before him

    Norment flips on redistricting, just like the Dems before him
    Redistricting is an ugly process, one that almost always leaves bruised feelings among the minority party. And that's playing out in both chambers of the General Assembly this week. Republicans control the House of Delegates and have eliminated the...
  • Redistricting stalemate broken

    Redistricting stalemate broken
    UPDATE: Gov. Bob McDonnell late Thursday said he would sign the redistricting legislation passed by the General Assembly "as soon as it reaches my desk." In a statement, the governor said the legislation approved by state lawmakers earlier in the day...
  • Senate panel approves revised ultrasound legislation

    Senate panel approves revised ultrasound legislation
    -- The new version of the controversial fetal ultrasound measure was approved by the Senate Education and Health Committee Thursday morning. The bill, which passed on an 8-7 party line vote, does not require women to have an invasive transvaginal...
  • Online Dish: Female Lawmakers Want to Make it "Harder" For Men to Get Their Wingman...Viagra

    Online Dish: Female Lawmakers Want to Make it "Harder" For Men to Get Their Wingman...Viagra
    It's on! A true battle of the sexes between lawmakers. Women across the country are uniting, standing up to their anti-choice colleagues by introducing new amendments that would subject men and their BFFs to go through the same scrutiny as our "Virginias"...
  • Judge Parker's 'fan' mail

     
    One year to the day after visiting Judge Westbrook J. Parker dug into the wallets of 40 Gloucester citizens, he will be up for reappointment as a circuit court judge. On Dec. 17, 2008, Parker levied sanctions of $2,000 apiece......