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Former RNC Chief Launches Va. Senate Run

Posted: 01/16/2014 - Former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie has formally launched his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat representing Virginia.

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Va. Senate Committee Repeals Tax on Hybrid Vehicles

Updated: 01/15/2014 - The Senate Committee on Finance passed a bill that would get rid of the $64 annual tax on hybrid vehicles in Virginia. The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration.

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Va. Congressman Moran Retiring

Updated: 01/15/2014 - Veteran Democratic Representative Jim Moran is retiring from Congress. He was first elected in 1990, and has been a strong supporter of federal civilian employees.

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Democratic Lawmakers Push for Gun Control in Va.

Updated: 01/15/2014 - Some Virginia lawmakers propose requiring background checks for all commercial gun purchases and a ban on gun ownership for 5 years for individuals convicted of stalking or violent sex crimes.

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Del. Toscano Introduces Two Pieces of Legislation on ABC

Updated: 01/15/2014 - Delegate David Toscano introduced two pieces of legislation today, related to the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and their agent's actions during a sting operation in Charlottesville.

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GOP Wants to Reduce Standardized Testing in Va.

Updated: 01/14/2014 - Virginia Republicans said reducing the number of state Standards of Learning (SOL) exams given to students from 34 to 26 is a key part of their education agenda this legislative session.

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New Va. Gov. McAuliffe Addresses Lawmakers

Posted: 01/13/2014 - Two days after taking the oath of office, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has emphasized the need to expand Medicaid eligibility in a speech to the state's General Assembly.

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Stuffed Bear Surprises New Governor's Staff

Updated: 01/13/2014 - Bob McDonnell apparently continued the practice of pulling a prank on the incoming governor, placing a stuffed black bear in the governor’s private bathroom.

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McAuliffe's 92-year-old Mother Watches Inauguration in NY

Updated: 01/11/2014 - Not everyone could make it to Gov. Terry McAuliffe's inauguration on Saturday morning. McAuliffe's 92-year-old mother, Millie, was in the governor's hometown of Syracuse but caught the entire inauguration with some family and friends by streaming it online.

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Terry McAuliffe Takes Oath as Va.'s 72nd Governor

Updated: 01/11/2014 - Terry McAuliffe has been sworn in as Virginia's 72nd governor. The former Democratic National Committee chairman and fundraiser for Bill and Hillary Clinton was inaugurated on a mild and rainy Saturday

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Governor McDonnell Prepares To Step Down

Posted: 01/10/2014 - As the Governor prepares to step down tomorrow, it is difficult to know how he will be remembered. The next few weeks will tell us a lot, as we find out whether or not federal prosecutors will ask a grand jury to indict him on corruption charges.

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AP Sources: Former RNC Chairman to Run for Va. Senate

Posted: 01/10/2014 - Republican officials say Ed Gillespie, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, is telling fellow Republicans that he intends to run for the Senate in Virginia.

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Governor-Elect McAuliffe Names Holton Education Secretary

Updated: 01/03/2014 - Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe has named former first lady Anne Holton secretary of education. Holton is a longtime child advocate and former Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judge.

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Sen. Warner Calls for Hearing into Safeguarding Consumer Data

Updated: 12/30/2013 - U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) is requesting a hearing by the Senate Banking Committee to examine whether companies and financial service providers are taking all actions necessary to safeguard consumer data

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