MORE: Virginia Senate committee defeats gun control proposals
Tue., Jan. 27 | 12:34 PM - A series of gun control measures has been defeated by a Republican-controlled Virginia Senate committee.
Virginia GOP taps Loudoun’s Whitbeck for chairman post
John Whitbeck (middle) of Lansdowne is joined by former U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie (left) and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) at a fundraiser in 2014. Courtesy Photo
Mon., Jan. 26 | 01:04 PM - The Republican Party of Virginia also announced Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is expected to vie for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, will headline the party's Commonwealth Dinner in February.
Northern Va. state senator pushing for marijuana decriminalization
Fri., Jan. 23 | 01:24 PM - Adam Ebbin, an Alexandria Democrat, has introduced a bill that would eliminate jail time for possession of the drug and make it punishable by a maximum $100 penalty.
Warner, Kaine tackling business growth, budgeting in bipartisan fashion
Wed., Jan. 21 | 12:03 PM - U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner are getting down to business in the 114th Congress – and bipartisan business at that.
Congressman Frank Wolf left indelible mark on region
First elected to the House in 1980, Congressman Frank Wolf will pass the baton to Barbara Comstock Tuesday. Times-Mirror Photo
Mon., Jan. 5 | 12:09 PM - Wolf earned a tremendous amount of respect from colleagues on both sides of the aisle as someone who is both principled and willing to break with his party when he thought it was in the best interest of his constituents.
Loudoun hires its first federal lobbying firm, hopes to grab grants
Fri., Jan. 23 | 03:29 PM - Loudoun County hired The Ferguson Group, LLC, a Washington D.C.-based lobbying firm, on Dec. 29 to provide help in writing grant proposals for the county, as well as providing a “more formal federal program for lobbying and outreach, ” according to board documents prepared for the Jan. 21 business meeting.
Poll: Majority of Virginians view Bob McDonnell as good governor
Thu., Jan. 22 | 06:39 PM - A majority of Virginians -- 57 percent -- think Bob McDonnell was a good governor overall, but 57 percent also agree with the judge's sentence of prison time.
County administrator receives pay raise; now making $230K
Thu., Jan. 22 | 12:03 PM - Loudoun County's supervisors unanimously approved a 3 percent pay hike for veteran county administrator Tim Hemstreet Wednesday night.
Gun control advocates, opponents square off in Richmond
Wed., Jan. 21 | 06:01 PM - Advocates and opponents of gun control held dueling demonstrations at the Virginia Capitol on Monday as the perennial debate over the hot-button topic began anew.
Read the State of the Union speech, see Virginia lawmakers reactions
Tue., Jan. 20 | 10:18 PM - U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.-10th) just issued the following statement about President Barack Obama's seventh State of the Union speech.
Virginia Senate defeats Sen. Dick Black’s in-state tuition proposal
Tue., Jan. 20 | 03:26 PM - The Senate of Virginia this afternoon killed legislation from Loudoun state Sen. Dick Black (R-13th) that would have prohibited in-state tuition at the commonwealth's universities for children of undocumented immigrants.
Bob McDonnell gets consulting gig
Mon., Jan. 19 | 11:26 AM - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was hired as a consultant for a mechanical contractor after his conviction in a federal corruption case.
Virginia GOP files ethics complaint against Sen. Mark Warner
Sun., Jan. 18 | 12:41 PM - The Virginia Republican Party wants the U.S. Senate to investigate whether Democratic Sen. Mark Warner violated federal law when he discussed possible job opportunities for a former state senator's daughter.
Va. Senate panel votes to override attorney general on in-state tuition
Fri., Jan. 16 | 01:56 PM - Legislation is advancing in the Virginia Senate to bar undocumented immigrants from attending state colleges at in-state tuition rates.
McAuliffe outlines vision in his ‘State of the Commonwealth’
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) gave his State of the Commonwealth speech Wednesday, the same day state legislators returned to Richmond for the 2015 session. Times-Mirror File Photo
Fri., Jan. 16 | 11:24 AM - Gov. Terry McAuliffe urged Virginia lawmakers Wednesday to work with him on improving the state's economy and strengthening its ethics laws for public officials.