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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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Governor Approves Deeds' Mental Health Reforms

Updated: 04/28/2014 - State Sen. Creigh Deeds joined Gov. Terry McAuliffe Monday at the University of Virginia Medical Center, where the governor ceremonially signed mental health legislation into law.

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Governor to Sign Mental Health Reform Bill in Charlottesville

Posted: 04/28/2014 - Governor McAuliffe will be in Charlottesville Monday afternoon to sign a new mental health reform bill. Senator Deeds has been trying to make changes to Virginia's mental health system since his son attacked him late last year.

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Poll: Majority of Virginians Oppose Medicaid Expansion

Updated: 04/24/2014 - A new poll shows that the majority of Virginians oppose a plan favored by Governor Terry McAuliffe to use federal Medicaid funds to provide health insurance to low-income residents.

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City Council Approves Measures for Charlottesville Public Works

Posted: 04/22/2014 - Charlottesville City Council met Monday night, and unanimously voted to approve two measures to maintain public works in the city. This includes pothole repairs, changes to recycling collection, and improving the stormwater system.

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