Bills of note that passed in the 2014 General Assembly session
The General Assembly passed several key pieces of legislation in the 2014 regular session, including an ethics reform package, a bill allowing Sunday hunting and education reform. Courtesy Photo/Commonwealth of Virginia
Mon., Mar. 10 | 10:10 AM - The General Assembly passed a series of measures aimed at improving the state's treatment of the mentally ill in the wake of an assault on Sen. R. Creigh Deeds by his son.
Southern Poverty Law Center defends ‘hate group’ designation of Delgaudio group
Loudoun Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) often uses the term “radical homosexuals” in fundraising emails and he has referred to members of the LGBT community as “perverts.” Times-Mirror File Photo
Tue., Mar. 4 | 05:54 PM - The SPLC's Heidi Beirich said Tuesday her organization fully intends to stand by its classification of Delgaudio's Public Advocate as an anti-gay hate group.
Black senators walk as late Harry F. Byrd honored
Mon., Mar. 3 | 10:08 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A resolution honoring the life of the late U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd sparked a walkout by black lawmakers from the state Senate floor.
Six Northern Va. Republicans file for nomination to replace Wolf
Sun., Mar. 2 | 12:29 PM - The Republican nominee will be decided through a party canvass April 26.
Business groups clash on Va. Medicaid expansion
Wed., Feb. 26 | 09:52 AM - The Virginia Chamber of Commerce and state business leaders renewed their call Monday for Republican House lawmakers to accept billions in federal Medicaid funds.
‘Mayor Bob’ Lazaro won’t seek reelection this year
First elected in May 2006, Purcellville Mayor Bob Lazaro is often viewed as a moderate and efficient policymaker, sometimes flaring tempers from both ends of the political spectrum. Courtesy Photo
Mon., Feb. 24 | 09:59 AM - Purcellville Mayor Bob Lazaro announced early Monday he won't seek a fifth term in this summer's election, citing his strong belief in term limits as the primary reason.
McDonnell’s attorneys say evidence a mess
Fri., Feb. 21 | 10:32 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday the evidence turned over by prosecutors in his public corruption case is a mountain of computerized documents "in a chaotic format riddled with errors."
Leesburg Democrat exits 10th Congressional District race
Tue., Feb. 18 | 03:21 PM - Leesburg Democrat Sam Kubba is withdrawing from contention to be his party's nominee in this November's 10th Congressional District of Virginia election.
74,000-plus have signed up for health care in Va.
Sat., Feb. 15 | 11:32 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- More than 74,000 Virginians have enrolled in health plans through the federal insurance marketplace.
McAuliffe names Holton education secretary
Mon., Jan. 6 | 12:00 PM - Democrat Terry McAuliffe said at a state Capitol news conference that Anne Holton, a longtime child advocate, is "unrivaled in her passion for expanding opportunity for students who often are left behind."
Cuccinelli, Bolling taking break from politics
Thu., Jan. 2 | 10:44 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's outgoing attorney general and lieutenant governor say they will take a break from politics, but they aren't ruling out a return at some point.
U.S. appeals court sets Va. same-sex case for May
Tue., Mar. 11 | 02:25 PM - The expedited review had been sought by two same-sex couples who challenged the ban as well as Attorney General Mark Herring.
2014 General Assembly session wraps up without a state budget
Sat., Mar. 8 | 09:22 PM - The General Assembly adjourned Saturday without finalizing the commonwealth's two-year budget or expanding Medicaid.
Races for open congressional seats in Va. shaping up differently
Thu., Mar. 6 | 02:49 PM - Two U.S. House seats in the region are open for the first time in decades.
10th District GOP to hold two debates before primary
Tue., Mar. 4 | 08:42 PM - Virginia's 10th Congressional District Republican Committee will host two debates in the lead-up to its April 26 firehouse primary to select a nominee to replace the retiring Frank Wolf.