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Following Va. House’s lead, Senate approves proffer overhaul legislation

The Virginia House of Delegates approved legislation today that Loudoun supervisors say will gut the current proffer system the county uses to fund some government projects.

UPDATE: Councilman Dave Butler tapped for interim mayor post

Leesburg Town Councilman Dave Butler will serve as the mayor of Leesburg for roughly the next 10 months.

Del. Randy Minchew (R) represents Virginia’s 10th House District. Photo/VirginiaGeneralAssembly.gov

Del. Minchew will withdraw controversial Electoral College legislation

State Del. Randy Minchew, a Leesburg Republican, will strike his legislation aimed at changing the way Virginia's electoral college votes are counted, Minchew told the Times-Mirror this morning.

Domestic violence, gun-control groups divided over gun bill

Advocates for domestic violence victims in Virginia who've long sought to toughen the state's gun laws are praising a rare compromise in Richmond that could finally shepherd into law a measure that would strip abusers of their gun rights.

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House of Delegates committee kills two full-day kindergarten bills from Loudoun lawmakers

Two bills aimed at expanding access to full-day kindergarten in Loudoun died in the Virginia House of Delegates this week.

Va. House approves Del. Bell’s zoning disclosure bill

Bell's HB 746, according to a legislative summary, requires the disclosure to purchasers of the zoning classification or permitted uses of parcels adjacent to the parcel that is being purchased.

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McAuliffe administration proposes new limits on tolling

The measure that Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne presented to a legislative subcommittee Monday would bar the executive branch from imposing tolls without lawmakers' approval for under certain circumstances.

Feb. 8 is the final day to register to vote before Virginia’s March 1 primary

The final day to register to vote or update your voter registration information for the March 1 presidential primary is next Monday.

Sen. Kaine leads opioid hearing in Loudoun County; AG Herring testifies

More than 100 Americans are dying every day from opioid addiction, elected officials and health care experts said Monday at a well-attended special U.S. Senate committee field hearing in Leesburg.

UPDATE: Special Leesburg Town Council meeting pushed back to next week

Two members of the Leesburg town council called today for a special meeting in an effort to finally appoint the interim mayor, and, if needed, an interim council member.

Former Leesburg councilman, Wright, launches campaign for mayor

Former Leesburg Town Councilman Kevin Wright will challenge current vice mayor Kelly Burk for the mayorship in November, Wright announced today.

Gun control advocates slam usual ally McAuliffe on gun deal

Victims of gun violence and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control advocacy group on Friday blasted their usually dependable ally, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, over his proposed compromise with Virginia Republicans on several gun issues.

McAuliffe, Republicans announce deal on guns

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers have reached a deal that strengthens some gun control measures while reversing a policy that would have invalidated concealed handgun permits in Virginia held by residents of 25 other states.

UPDATE: Leesburg cityhood legislation dies in committee

Supervisors voted 7-1-1 on Jan. 21, with Supervisor Matt Letourneau (R-Dulles) absent, to go on the record opposing state legislation from Del. Randy Minchew that would lift the moratorium on creating new cities in Virginia.

Gov. McAuliffe announces historic employment level

Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) has announced that Virginia's employment level reached 3,856,100 in December 2015, the highest in the Commonwealth's history.
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