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Cantor Pushes Softer Side of GOP

Posted: 03/11/2013 - Pushing his party to do some soul searching, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is offering a softer Republican message on immigration, education and government programs for vulnerable Americans.

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UVa Student to Seek Seat on Charlottesville City Council

Posted: 03/11/2013 - A University of Virginia graduate student says he wants to the face to represent students on Charlottesville City Council, and he plans to file paperwork to become a candidate in the Democratic primary this June.

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Virginia Political Season Officially Underway

Posted: 03/11/2013 - The political season throughout Virginia is officially underway, as Monday marks the day candidates can formally file paperwork to run for elected office.

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C'ville Commonwealth's Attorney Seeks 6th Term

Updated: 03/11/2013 - Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney Dave Chapman kicked off his re-election campaign on Monday. The 59 year-old Democrat wants a sixth term as the city's top prosecutor.

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Charlottesville Sheriff Seeks Four More Years

Updated: 03/05/2013 - Charlottesville sheriff James Brown wants another four years on the job to keep the city's courts safe. The 42-year-old Charlottesville native made the announcement Tuesday afternoon outside Charlottesville Circuit Court.

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Pressure Increases for Dumler Resignation Despite Media Blitz

Updated: 03/04/2013 - Pressure is increasing for Albemarle County supervisor Christopher Dumler to step down from his post, despite a media blitz last week where he freely spoke about the alleged incidents that got him in trouble.

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Charlottesville, Albemarle Dems Call on Dumler to Resign

Updated: 03/03/2013 - Local Democrats from both Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville released statements Sunday night about Christopher Dumler, asking the embattled county supervisor to step down.

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Va. Medicaid Panel Faces Contentious Task

Posted: 03/03/2013 - Some blue-ribbon commissions and task forces in Virginia government do little or nothing. The new Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission won't be so lucky.

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Bolling Seeks Advice from Supporters

Updated: 02/28/2013 - Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling is asking his supporters for their political advice on this year's governor's race.

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Uncertainty Prevails Among Va. Shipyard Workers

Posted: 02/26/2013 - (AP) President Barack Obama addressed thousands of shipyard workers in Virginia who are worried about what the future may hold if Congress can't reach an agreement on a spending deal.

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Va. Senate Transportation Reform Receives Praise

Posted: 02/25/2013 - The Virginia state Senate passed the first long-term reform for upkeep of Virginia's 58,000-mile network of highways in the final weekend of the General Assembly, and that vote has received praise from both sides of the political aisle.

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Highlights of Revised State Budget

Posted: 02/23/2013 - Among the highlights of revisions to the state's two-year, $88 billion budget approved Saturday by the 2013 General Assembly are a commission to oversee Medicaid reforms and $30 million for public school security enhancements.

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With AG's Ruling Circumvented, Roads Bill Passes

Posted: 02/23/2013 - Senior budget writers have circumvented a ruling by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli that a legislative Medicaid reform oversight panel was unconstitutional, preventing meltdown of the 2013 General Assembly hours before it adjourns.

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Senate Vote Passes $880 Million Highway Reform

Posted: 02/23/2013 - The state Senate has passed the first long-term reform to Virginia's floundering 27-year-old system for funding repairs and upkeep of its 58,000-mile network of highways.

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Assembly Did Little to Ease Voter Lines

Posted: 02/23/2013 - Long lines at the polls in November and a deadly school shooting the next month failed to prompt Virginia lawmakers to make voting easier or curb gun violence.

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