New minimum wage legislation faces tough road in 2015
Wed., Nov. 26 | 05:54 AM - State Sen. Dave Marsden (D) of Fairfax has pre-filed legislation for the upcoming General Assembly session that would gradually raise minimum wage in Virginia to $10.10 by July 2017.
Va. election official calls for equipment review
Wed., Nov. 26 | 02:00 PM - A Virginia elections official is calling for a review of the status of voting equipment in the state.
ICYMI: Former Sen. Jim Webb forms exploratory committee for White House
Sat., Nov. 22 | 07:40 AM - Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb launched an exploratory committee to consider a Democratic presidential campaign in 2016, taking the first official step in what could become a challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Virginia lawmakers express concerns over proposed EPA rules
Fri., Nov. 21 | 07:42 AM - The Senate and House held a joint committee meeting Wednesday to hear from state officials, energy companies and environmentalists on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.
Conservative talk show host withdraws request for Loudoun County tax exemption
Thu., Nov. 20 | 02:59 PM - Landmark Legal, the nonprofit organization headed by conservative talk show host Mark Levin, has withdrawn its application for a Loudoun County property tax exemption at its Leesburg office.
Gov. McAuliffe announces LGBT Tourism Task Force
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced the creation of an LGBT Tourism Task Force at a tourism summit in Reston Monday. Times-Mirror Photo/Trevor Baratko
Mon., Nov. 17 | 03:27 PM - Intended to showcase Virginia as a gay-friendly state to visit, the task force is the second of its kind in the nation and the first in the South.
Loudoun Chamber hosts Affordable Care Act primer
Mon., Nov. 17 | 11:24 AM - The speakers hit on key points of the Affordable Care Act and how it's affecting the state's hospitals and business community.
Craig Parisot wins 34th District GOP primary to succeed Comstock
Sat., Nov. 15 | 04:16 PM - Republicans in Virginia’s House of Delegates 34th District appear to have nominated Craig Parisot of McLean for the Jan. 6 special election to fill the statehouse seat of Congresswoman-elect Barbara Comstock.
Lawmakers approve health care law change
Thu., Nov. 13 | 10:19 AM - Virginia lawmakers approved emergency legislation Nov. 10 allowing health insurance companies to renew plans that do not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act.
Jennifer Boysko will again vie for Tom Rust’s House of Delegates seat in 2015
Democrat Jennifer Boysko will contest incumbent Del. Tom Rust in the 2015 Virginia House District 86 race. Boysko lost to Rust by 54 votes in 2013.
Wed., Nov. 12 | 04:40 PM - Democrat Jennifer Boysko, who lost election to incumbent state Del. Tom Rust (R-86th) in 2013 by 54 votes out of roughly 20,500 cast, will again challenge Rust in 2015, Boysko told the Times-Mirror today.
Herring announces donations from inaugural funds
Wed., Nov. 12 | 07:51 AM - Attorney General Mark Herring says his inaugural committee has donated $50,000 in leftover funds to 11 Virginia charities.
Ed Gillespie’s ‘nearly flawless’ campaign was enough to take Loudoun. Just not quite the state.
Republican Ed Gillespie, who narrowly lost a U.S. Senate contest to incumbent Mark Warner Nov. 4, is expected by many Virginia Republicans to wage another campaign for public office in the years ahead. Courtesy Photo
Wed., Nov. 12 | 12:09 AM - Gillespie's impressive showing in the heavily-analyzed bellwether of Loudoun seems one of the strongest indicators the Republican is poised for a future statewide run.
MORE: Special election for Va. House District 34th seat set for Jan. 6
Mon., Nov. 10 | 11:26 PM - Candidates seeking to succeed Comstock in the 34th House District include Democrat Kathleen Murphy and Republicans Craig Parisot and Al Johnson.
John Whitbeck of Loudoun seeks to chair Republican Party of Virginia
In his day job, candidate for Virginia GOP chairman John Whitbeck is the majority shareholder and partner of the Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy law firm in Leesburg. Courtesy Photo
Mon., Nov. 10 | 01:02 AM - Whitbeck is expected to be challenged for the top GOP post by Eric Herr, chairman of the commonwealth's First Congressional District Republican Committee.
MORE: Ed Gillespie concedes Senate race to incumbent Mark Warner
Fri., Nov. 7 | 02:05 PM - Republican Ed Gillespie has conceded Tuesday's U.S. Senate contest in Virginia to incumbent Democrat Mark Warner (D).