UPDATE: Leesburg town attorney confirmed as 20th Circuit Court judge
Jeanette Irby will join the Hon. Burke McCahill, Jeffrey Parker and Stephen Sincavage on the bench in Virginia’s 20th Circuit Court, which spans Loudoun, Rappahannock and Fauquier counties.
Fri., Sep. 19 | 12:14 PM - Leesburg town attorney Jeanette A. Irby was confirmed Thursday as a judge by the General Assembly to fill a vacancy left by the Hon. Thomas Horne's retirement last year, according to an email from Del. Randy Minchew.
Higher education cuts likely to spare Va. students
Thu., Sep. 18 | 02:41 PM - Students likely will be insulated from $90 million in cuts the McAuliffe administration is seeking this fiscal year and next from Virginia's public colleges and universities.
Va. attorney general sues major banks for $1.1B
Thu., Sep. 18 | 08:00 AM - Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is suing some of the world's largest banks for $1.15 billion in damages related to the housing market crash, saying the financial institutions fraudulently sold risky mortgage-backed securities to the state's public pension system.
New Circuit Court judge likely to be confirmed this week
Tue., Sep. 16 | 11:25 AM - Local legislators from both chambers told the Times-Mirror they are confident the nominee – whose name is not yet public – will be confirmed.
Loudoun County election officials to host voter registration events Tuesday
Mon., Sep. 22 | 03:31 PM - Loudoun County election officials will host onsite voter registration events, which will include assistance with the new photo identification card requirement, at the county's senior centers and libraries on National Voter Registration Day Tuesday.
No Medicaid action Thursday in special session
Fri., Sep. 19 | 04:11 PM - There was plenty of talking but little action Thursday as Virginia state lawmakers kicked off a special session to discuss whether the state's Medicaid program should expand.
No Medicaid action expected in Virginia session
Fri., Sep. 19 | 02:04 PM - There will be plenty of talking but probably little action Thursday when Virginia state lawmakers discuss whether the state's Medicaid program should expand.
County pursues public-private partnership for Old Arcola School
Thu., Sep. 18 | 01:13 PM - Loudoun County will solicit a public-private partnership in hopes of keeping the historic Old Arcola Elementary School building preserved, the Board of Supervisors directed Wednesday.
Kaine proposes authorization to hit militants
Thu., Sep. 18 | 12:20 PM - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine has drawn up legislation to authorize U.S. military force against Islamic extremists that would strictly limit the engagement of American ground forces.
AG’s office to assist local inmates’ re-entry
Wed., Sep. 17 | 12:25 PM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia attorney general's office is creating the position of a statewide coordinator to prepare local inmates for their return to society.
Virginia income tax dependence cited in report
Tue., Sep. 16 | 11:10 AM - A report by the investment rating agency Standard & Poor's says the income gap is undermining budgets in Virginia and other states.
McAuliffe, lawmakers reach deal on budget cuts
Mon., Sep. 15 | 03:55 PM - McAuliffe and leaders of the General Assembly plan to release details at a news conference on Monday.
Supervisors to vote on Old Arcola School Wednesday
Mon., Sep. 15 | 01:02 PM - County supervisors are expected to take a vote on the future of the historic Old Arcola Elementary School during their Sept. 17 business meeting.
Virginians likely to pay more at the pump come January
Mon., Sep. 15 | 10:12 AM - Gas prices in Virginia will rise come January -- possibly as much as six cents per gallon -- unless Congress approves the “Marketplace Fairness Act."
Janet Clarke won’t seek second term on Board of Supervisors
Sun., Sep. 14 | 03:34 PM - Clarke served as vice chairman on the board in 2012, before Supervisor Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run) took over that role in 2013 and 2014.