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  • Virginia GOP lawmakers to sue over felons' voting rights 
    Updated: May-02-16 5:01 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Republican lawmakers in Virginia will file a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's decision to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November, GOP leaders said Monday.

  • American state senator meets with Syrian President Assad 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 2:01 pm

    BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar Assad scored a minor, if bizarre, publicity victory Thursday, receiving a part-time state senator from America at a time when U.S. officials have repeatedly asserted Assad has lost his legitimacy to rule the war-torn country.

  • Cruz' ex co-chair in Virginia heads to Syria, praises Assad story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 8:58 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Sen. Ted Cruz's former campaign co-chairman in Virginia has traveled to Syria and promised support for the government of President Bashar Assad, who U.S. officials have repeatedly said has lost the legitimacy to rule the war-torn country.

  • Virginia panel wrestles with question of luxury box gifts 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 1:59 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - A Virginia ethics panel struggled Tuesday to decide whether state officials should be able to accept tickets to sporting events under the state's new ethics rules after a high ranking member of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration watched a Washington Redskins playoff game for free from one of the team's luxury boxes earlier this year.

  • The Latest: House speaker blasts Virginia governor's action 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 1:08 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - The Latest on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's decision to make all former felons in Virginia eligible to vote (all times local):

  • Virginia to shield identities of execution drug suppliers story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-16 9:44 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia will join several states that keep secret the identities of suppliers of lethal injection drugs, under a measure approved by the Republican-controlled General Assembly on Wednesday amid growing concern over the state's ability to carry out capital punishment.

  • Lawmakers fail to override key vetoes 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 6:52 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Republican lawmakers failed to override several of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's vetoes Wednesday on coal-related tax credits, legislation related to clergy opposed to same-sex marriage and other issues.

  • Lawmaker sues Va. attorney general over unmet request 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 4:35 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - A Virginia lawmaker is suing the state attorney general for not providing a written opinion requested seven months ago.

  • The Latest: Senate upholds Civil War monuments bill veto 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 2:29 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - The Latest on the Virginia General Assembly's consideration on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's vetoes and amendments to legislation passed earlier this year (all times local):

  • Advocates say not so fast to new juvenile detention center 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 4:07 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Advocates are urging Virginia lawmakers to reject Gov. Terry McAuliffe's proposal to build a new juvenile correctional center.

  • McAuliffe vetoes largest number of bills since 1998 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 4:45 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed 32 bills this year, the most of any governor since 1998.

  • McAuliffe vetoes party affiliation bill 
    Updated: Apr-10-16 6:15 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation that would require candidates for local office be identified on ballots by their party affiliation.

  • Senators found in contempt in redistricting case 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 3:34 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - A judge has ruled that current and former Virginia state senators are in contempt for not providing records related to a redistricting lawsuit.

  • McAuliffe vetoes concealed guns for abuse victims bill 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 4:02 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation to allow people who are protected by a protective order to carry a hidden handgun without getting a permit.

  • Most failed legislation killed without recorded votes 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 3:05 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Most of the failed legislation during the 2016 Virginia General Assembly's legislative session died without a recorded vote.

  • Virginia lawmakers banish pricey gifts - but not fundraisers story has photos
    Updated: Apr-06-16 11:49 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - In the Old Dominion, fancy gifts are out, but luxury fundraisers are still in.

  • Nelsonite to become Virginia's official state rock 
    Updated: Apr-06-16 5:00 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia will soon have an official state rock thanks to a group of community college students.

  • McAuliffe vetoes trio of education related bills 
    Updated: Apr-06-16 4:12 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a trio of education-related bills he said would undercut state support for all public schools.

  • McAuliffe vetoes immigration bills 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 4:12 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed GOP-backed legislation that would have prohibited state and local officials from releasing people from jail if federal immigration officials had requested they be detained.

  • Virginia governor vetoes sexually explicit books bill 
    Updated: Apr-04-16 2:17 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's Democratic governor has vetoed a bill that seeks to force schools to notify parents if their children will be assigned books with sexually explicit content.

  • Virginia governor vetoes sexually explicit books bill 
    Updated: Apr-04-16 1:00 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's Democratic governor has vetoed a bill that seeks to force schools to notify parents if their children will be assigned books with sexually explicit content.