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The stabbing of Sen. Creigh Deeds and the death of his son Gus has shone a spotlight on the weaknesses in Virginia's mental health system, including that involuntary mental health evaluations can only last for less than a work day.
The attorney general's race in Virginia is not officially over and most likely it'll be headed for a recount. But regardless of the recount results, the race could end up being decided by the state's General Assembly.
A coalition of taxpayer groups is calling on the Virginia General Assembly to repeal an increase in the state's retail sax tax, which was passed in conjunction with a decrease in the gas tax, to fuel $4 billion worth of transportation improvements.
Tags: transportation reform, Virginia General Assembly, Tim Hugo, bob marshall, Bill Howell, sales tax, National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Tax Reform, Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance, Hank Silverberg
The Norfolk School Board has voted to join the Virginia School Boards Association in a lawsuit challenging a new law allowing the state to take over chronically failing schools.
Republican attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is pressing a reluctant Gov. Bob McDonnell to convene Virginia's General Assembly into special session to consider revising the state's porous financial disclosure laws.
With Gov. Bob McDonnell embroiled in an ethics scandal over gifts he and his family accepted, Virginia lawmakers are talking about how rules governing gifts to politicians should be strengthened.