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.
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.
Republican legislative leaders face a tricky balancing act in the 2013 session in dealing with a handful of bills that target a federal mandate for employers to cover contraceptives in their health insurance plans.
Stopping by his Albemarle County constituent office Wednesday, Rep. Robert Hurt expressed frustration and disappointment in the way Congress handled the fiscal cliff but has hope that a new Congress can take some important action.