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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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John Kerry Gives First Foreign Policy Speech at UVa

Posted: 02/20/2013 - In his first speech acting as secretary of state Wednesday morning, John Kerry focused on the domestic side of foreign policy at the University of Virginia's Old Cabell Hall.

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Former Commonwealth's Attorney Wants His Job Back

Posted: 02/18/2013 - A former commonwealth's attorney in the city of Charlottesville has announced he wants his job back. Democrat Steve Deaton announced his candidacy Monday to be the city's top prosecutor.

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Local Tea Party Asking Dumler to Step Down

Posted: 02/18/2013 - The Jefferson Area Tea Party is joining others in asking Christopher Dumler to step down from the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.

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Va House Panel Backs Youth Sports Concussions Bill

Posted: 02/18/2013 - AP Youth sports programs that use public school property would have to establish procedures for identifying and handling concussions if legislation advancing in the Virginia General Assembly becomes law.

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Protesters Disapprove of Dumler's Role as Supervisor

Updated: 02/17/2013 - A book reading hosted by the Charlottesville and Albemarle County Democratic committees was interrupted Saturday morning by protesters sounding off on their disapproval of Christopher Dumler's retaining his seat on the county Board of Supervisors.

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Attorney: Sandi Jackson Signs Plea Deal with Feds

Posted: 02/15/2013 - (AP) An attorney for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s wife says she signed a plea deal with federal prosecutors related to accusations her husband misused campaign funds.

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3 Govs Seek Reconsideration of Offshore Oil, Gas

Posted: 02/14/2013 - (AP) The Republican governors of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina are appealing to the Obama administration's choice for interior secretary to open up waters off their states' coasts to gas and oil exploration.

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