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House Speaker Voids Senate GOP Remap Amendment

Posted: 02/06/2013 - (AP) House Speaker Bill Howell has derailed a surprise power play by Senate Republicans to redraw Virginia's 40 Senate districts to their advantage.

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Va. Budgets: Pay Hike, School Security, Road Funds

Posted: 02/03/2013 - State workers, public educators and Virginia's disabled are big winners in House and Senate budgets advanced by the budget-writing committees of Virginia's General Assembly.

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'Tebow Bill' Dead in Va. Senate, Alive in House

Updated: 01/31/2013 - (AP) A measure to allow home-schooled students to play public school sports has died in the Virginia Senate, but a version remains alive in the House.

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Hurt Talks Immigration, Gun Control in Albemarle Visit

Updated: 01/30/2013 - U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt spent some time meeting with constituents Wednesday in his Albemarle County office. The Fifth District Republican talked to constituents about a variety of topics, including immigration reform and gun control.

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Va. Governor Supports Ending Cohabitation Ban

Posted: 01/29/2013 - (AP) Gov McDonnell says it's time to end a Virginia law that makes it a crime for unmarried couples to live together. He also supports a ban of smoking in cars when minors are present.

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Norris Not Running for Re-election to City Council

Updated: 01/29/2013 - A shakeup is in store for Charlottesville City Council in the upcoming election, as councilor and former mayor Dave Norris announced he will not seek a third term.

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Local Democrats Oppose Changing Va. Electoral Vote System

Updated: 01/28/2013 - Some Virginia Republican lawmakers are trying to change the state's winner-takes-all method of apportioning presidential electoral votes. The decision is being met with opposition from both sides of the political aisle.

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Court: Obama Appointments Are Unconstitutional

Updated: 05/16/2013 - (AP) A federal appeals court has ruled that President Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel.

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Dragas' Reappointment Approved by Senate Committee

Updated: 01/16/2013 - University of Virginia rector Helen Dragas has overcome a major hurdle in her reappointment process to the Board of Visitors after a key vote by a handful of state senators.

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Va. House Panel Rejects Felons' Rights Bill

Updated: 01/14/2013 - One of Gov. McDonnell is fighting for non-violent felons to have their right to vote automatically restored after they finish their sentence. Monday, a Republican dominated Virginia House Committee killed the bill during it's early stages.

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