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Gillespie Facing Test at GOP Convention

Posted: 06/01/2014 - GOP delegates will pick a candidate Saturday at the Virginia Republican convention in Roanoke to face incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner.

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House Approves $19.5 million for Gun Buyers' Background Checks

Posted: 05/30/2014 - Less than a week after a killing spree left six people dead in a California college town, the House of Representatives voted Thursday to invest an additional $19.5 million in the federal system of background checks for gun purchases.

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Local Officials Plan for Possible Shutdown

Posted: 05/24/2014 - Some local governments in Virginia are starting to consider contingency plans as a budget impasse drags on toward a possible unprecedented state shutdown July 1.

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Gov. McAuliffe Vetoes Development Fund Ethics Bill

Posted: 05/23/2014 - Governor McAuliffe is vetoing a bill that would have prevented him or his political action committee from raising money from companies seeking loans or grants from a state economic development fund.

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Former Va. Senator Considers Running for President

Updated: 05/20/2014 - Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb may have his eyes set on the Oval Office. Webb said in a radio interview Monday that he was considering whether to run for president.

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$300 million Budget Gap Possible for Virginia Budget

Posted: 05/19/2014 - Governor McAuliffe met with key lawmakers today at the Capitol to tell them about lower-than-expected tax revenues that could leave a $300 million budget hole for the current fiscal year.

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Appeals Court Hears Va. Gay Marriage Case

Posted: 05/13/2014 - A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday on a judge's ruling that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

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AG Holder Warns Schools Against Bias

Posted: 05/08/2014 - Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that the administration continues to hear "troubling" reports of school districts raising barriers to enrollment for children brought into the U.S. illegally.

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Lawyers: Supreme Court Rulings Favor McDonnell Defense

Posted: 05/06/2014 - Lawyers for former Governor Bob McDonnell say rulings by the Supreme Court striking down limits on political spending help undermine the prosecution's case against the former Republican governor.

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Senate GOP Blocks Dems' Federal Minimum Wage Boost

Posted: 04/30/2014 - Senate Republicans have blocked an election-year Democratic bill that would have raised the federal minimum wage. The bill would have gradually increased the current $7.25 hourly minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over 30 months.

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