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Va. House, Senate Unveil Competing Budgets

Posted: 02/16/2014 - The Virginia House and Senate continue to disagree on whether to accept federal funding to expanding health insurance coverage to lower income Virginians.

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Comment on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling in Virginia

Posted: 02/14/2014 - A federal judge struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, deeming it unconstitutional. Leaders in the Commonwealth are now weighing-in on that decision.

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Va. Senate Repeals Hybrid Vehicle Tax

Posted: 02/13/2014 - The Virginia Senate voted 37-1 Thursday to repeal a $64 annual fee on hybrids. The repeal bill has already passed the House of Delegates and Gov. McAuliffe has indicated he will sign it into law.

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Senate Passes Debt Limit for Pres. Obama

Posted: 02/12/2014 - Must-pass legislation to allow the government to borrow money to pay its bills has cleared Congress for President Obama's signature. The Senate approved the measure by a near party-line 55-43 vote.

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Va. Senate Votes to Repeal Ultrasound Law

Updated: 02/11/2014 - The Virginia Senate voted Tuesday 20-20, with Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam casting the deciding vote, to repeal a law mandating that women seeking abortions undergo ultrasounds.

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Presidents Obama, Hollande Visiting Monticello

Updated: 02/11/2014 - President Obama is welcoming French President Hollande to historic Monticello. The two world leaders are expected to arrive around 3:30 pm at the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport on Air Force One.

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Virginia Senate Approves Mental Health Bill

Posted: 02/10/2014 - Authorities could detain a mentally ill individual for up to 24 hours in emergency custody under a bill approved by the Virginia Senate.

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No Signs of Compromise on Va. Medicaid Expansion

Posted: 02/09/2014 - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has plenty of allies in his efforts to expand Medicaid eligibility in Virginia, including the state's hospitals, insurance companies, several business organizations, liberal advocacy groups, and even some Republican state senators.

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UPDATE: Case Challenging Va. Gay-Marriage Ban Heard

Updated: 02/04/2014 - A federal judge has finished hearing arguments on whether Virginia's ban on gay marriage should be struck down. The judge did not issue a ruling on Tuesday but said she would soon.

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GOP Operative Paid $140K for Consulting McAuliffe Campaign

Updated: 02/04/2014 - Campaign finance records show that a longtime GOP operative who Democratic Gov. McAuliffe recently appointed to the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control board was paid $140k for consulting on McAuliffe's campaign last year.

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Va. GOP: 4 Candidates Seek Nomination for US Senate Race

Updated: 02/01/2014 - Four men will vie for the Republican Party's nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Warner in November's election. The party reports four men have filed the paperwork before Saturday's 5 p.m. deadline to compete in the primary.

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McDonnell Defense Fund Raised $11k Last Year

Posted: 01/30/2014 - New filings with the IRS show that the legal defense fund set up for former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell raised more than $11,000 last year.

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Albemarle Wants Funding Back From Annexation Deal

Updated: 01/29/2014 - The controversial revenue sharing agreement between Albemarle County and Charlottesville is up for debate again. Albemarle Delegate Rob Bell has introduced an amendment that would change the terms of the agreement.

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Law Enforcement Raise Concerns over Deeds' Health Reform Proposals

Updated: 01/27/2014 - State Sen. Creigh Deeds is continuing his push for mental health reforms in the General Assembly one day after taking the issue on the national stage. But there are some concerns with his proposals to improve care for patients.

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Va. GOP Call for Medicaid Audit

Updated: 01/27/2014 - Republican lawmakers in Virginia are proposing a new audit of the state's Medicaid program, which Governor Terry McAuliffe wants to expand.

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Ex-GOP Sen. John Warner Endorses Dem. Mark Warner

Updated: 01/27/2014 - Former Republican Sen. John Warner is backing his Democratic successor, Mark Warner, over the former national GOP chairman in Virginia's U.S. Senate race.

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