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Governor McAuliffe Vetoes First Bill

Posted: 03/19/2014 - Governor Terry McAuliffe has vetoed his first piece of legislation. The governor denied a bill aimed at clarifying how gun owners could transport firearms in their vehicles.

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US Closes Syrian Embassy in Washington

Posted: 03/18/2014 - The Obama administration ordered the Syrian government on Tuesday to suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the United States, requiring all personnel who are not legal U.S residents to leave the country.

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Pres. Obama: Sanctions Show Costs to Russia on Crimea

Posted: 03/17/2014 - President Obama says new U.S. sanctions imposed on Russian officials make it clear "that there are consequences for their actions" in Crimea and he's warning that the U.S. stands ready to impose further sanctions if necessary.

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Shipp Speaks Out About Zug Announcement

Updated: 03/13/2014 - Albemarle County Clerk of Courts Debra Shipp is firing back after Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jon Zug announces plans to run for her position in the next election.

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Va. Democrats: Medicaid Included in State Budget Makes Sense

Updated: 03/12/2014 - Partisan gridlock in Richmond could affect the health insurance of hundreds of thousands of Virginias, state Democrats say, but Republicans counter that the budget battle has nothing to do with a possible Medicaid expansion.

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Pres. Obama Set to Change Rules for Overtime Pay

Posted: 03/12/2014 - On Thursday, President Obama will order the Labor Department to require businesses to pay more in overtime wages to certain kinds of workers -- workers currently classified as executive or managerial employees.

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Virginia Republicans Confident on Medicaid Fight

Posted: 03/12/2014 - Virginia House Republican leaders say the momentum is in their favor in the current battle with Governor McAuliffe and Democratic lawmakers over whether to expand Medicaid eligibility.

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General Assembly Adjourns without Va. Budget

Updated: 03/08/2014 - The General Assembly's 2014 regular session came to end Saturday with lawmakers deadlocked on whether to accept federal Medicaid funds in exchange for providing publicly funded health insurance to as many as 400,000 low-income residents.

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Va. GOP Leader Urges Feds to Probe ABC Appointment

Posted: 03/03/2014 - Virginia Republican Party chairman is urging federal prosecutors to investigate Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe's appointment of a longtime GOP operative to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

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Va. Governor Announces New Round of Appointments

Updated: 03/01/2014 - The McAuliffe administration has announced another round of appointments, including top posts at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

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Pres. Obama Speaks on Ukraine

Updated: 02/28/2014 - President Barack Obama is warning Russia there will be costs if Russia intervenes militarily in Ukraine.

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Sen. Deeds Speaks Out About Child Pornography

Updated: 02/28/2014 - State Senator Creigh Deeds is lending his voice to a new bill that he says could help save thousands of children, but is having trouble being signed into law.

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Senate Blocks Democrats' Bill Boosting Veterans' Benefits

Posted: 02/27/2014 - Senate Republicans have blocked a Democratic bill that would enrich health, education and job-training programs for the nation's 22 million veterans. Republicans say the $21 billion bill was too expensive.

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Governor Repeals Hybrid Vehicle Fee During Radio Show

Updated: 02/26/2014 - Virginia's annual $64 fee for hybrid vehicles has been repealed. This morning, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed the bill dumping the fee live on a Washington D.C. radio station.

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