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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Updated: 02/26/2014 - Virginia's annual $64 fee for hybrid vehicles has been repealed.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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Possible New Regulations for Older Drivers in Va.

Updated: 02/26/2014 - A bill passed by the Senate, and now headed to the governor, lowers the age at which older drivers face mandatory vision tests from 80-years-old to 75-years-old. It also lowers the license renewal from every 8 years to every 5.

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Va. Del. Mark Sickles Announces He's Gay

Updated: 02/22/2014 - A Virginia delegate from Fairfax has become the second openly gay member of the state legislature. Del. Mark D. Sickles announced that he is gay in a Washington Post opinion column on Friday.

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Virginia House, Senate Split on Medicaid Plan

Posted: 02/20/2014 - The Virginia House and Senate are split on whether to accept federal Medicaid funds to provide health insurance to as much as 400,000 low-income residents.

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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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