| Apr 27, 2013
The Senate is set to vote on an Internet sales tax bill within the first week of May.
Also known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, the bill gives states the authority to require online sellers to collect sales tax at the point of purchase. There is an...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 8:20 PM
William Tucker of Hampton beams with pride when he talks about meeting President Barack Obama last month when the president made a campaign stop in Hampton.
Tucker, 83, a veteran of three wars who has also been the head of the state longshoremen's union,...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Whether it's drilling off shore for oil and natural gas, developing wind farms off the coast or a combination of the two, energy policy proposals from candidates of both parties seeking federal office could be a boon for Hampton Roads.
At first glance...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:56 AM
Rep. Rob Wittman spoke to the Gloucester Board of Supervisors Tuesday night and drew a few chuckles with his comments about Washington D.C.
"I tell folks Washington is 30 square miles of fantasy land surrounded by reality," Wittman said.
| Sep 8, 2012
| 6:39 PM
Virginia is set to hurl over a "fiscal cliff" on Jan. 1 if lawmakers in Washington cannot come up with a deal before then to stop nearly $500 billion in cuts in military spending put in place by last summer's deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling.
| Nov 2, 2010
| 4:28 PM
As of 1 o'clock today, voter turnout in Gloucester was 23 percent, which General Registrar Carole Gates said was "moderate." Gates said poll workers around Gloucester "haven't had any complaints from voters" in regards to what's going on outside the...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 4:28 PM
Rep. Rob Wittman, a Republican from the 1st District, captured 74 percent of the vote in Gloucester in Tuesday's election, easily defeating Democrat challenger Krystal Ball. The final results from Gloucester show that Wittman garnered 7,959 votes, for...
| Oct 9, 2010
| 7:41 PM
There are plenty of nice online photos of Virginia congressional candidate Krystal Ball — portraits of a serious young woman in a dark suit, sweet shots of a young mother with her baby girl.
But the ones that put her on the map last week are the...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 7:29 PM
A key House panel will not support any changes needed to enact the Pentagon's $100 billion efficiency initiative until it gets more information about the recommended closing of Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, its chairman says.
Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo.,...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 3:44 AM
State lawmakers turned their focus to the boundaries of Virginia's 11 congressional districts briefly Tuesday before heading home for a nearly two-week break.
The House of Delegates passed maps put forward by Del. Bill Janis, R-Henrico, early Tuesday,...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 1:09 PM
GLOUCESTER — Touring the storm-battered portions of Gloucester County by air and ground Monday, Gov. Bob McDonnell extolled the neighborly compassion and selflessness exhibited by residents in the aftermath of the tornadoes that scythed through...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 7:01 AM
A planned pay increase for temporary foreign workers, some employed by Virginia's seafood industry, has been delayed for 60 days.
The news was announced last week by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., who is concerned that changes to...