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Uranium backers gave gifts, donations to lawmakers

Interests lobbying the General Assembly to repeal a law banning uranium mining plied state legislators with nearly $140,000 in campaign contributions the past two years, according to data gleaned by a nonprofit and nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 03:06am EST

Tags: virginia public access project, virginia state board of election, Virginia General Assembly, uranium mining, Virginia Uranium Inc.

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Va. lawmakers advance crime commission bills

A Virginia Senate panel endorsed legislation Monday to crack down on illegal cigarette trafficking and financial crimes against elderly or incapacitated adults.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 02:33pm EST

Tags: Virginia State Crime Commission, elderly, Janet Howell, Virginia General Assembly

Va. lawmaker brings AK-47 to House floor

The gun control debate caused a wild scene Thursday in Virginia's House of Delegates.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 05:11pm EST

Tags: Joe Morrissey, AK-47, Virginia General Assembly, The Washington Examiner

Va. Senate panel kills anti-abortion measure

A Republican-dominated Senate committee narrowly killed a bill Thursday that would have barred state-funded abortions for poor women carrying mortally deformed fetuses.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 02:16am EST

Tags: ultrasound, Virginia General Assembly, abortion

Virginia lawmakers to consider version of Dream Act

Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly are pushing ahead with a bill that would allow children of undocumented workers to pay in-state tuition to attend state colleges.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 01:30pm EST

Tags: dream act, tuition, Virginia General Assembly

Va. House confirms state's first openly gay judge

Virginia's House of Delegates voted Tuesday to confirm Tracy Thorne-Begland as the state's first openly gay jurist, resolving a simmering social issue that last spring opened not only a deep partisan rift, but also a division among Republicans.

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 07:05pm EST

Tags: Tracy Thorne-Begland, Virginia General Assembly, judicial appointments, Richmond

Legislature convenes as rallies focus on abortion

Hundreds of anti-abortion activists gathered on Capitol Square in Richmond Wednesday to celebrate last year's legislative successes. Meanwhile dozens of abortion-rights supporters staged their own demonstration a few yards away.

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 02:10am EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, abortion, Family Foundation, protests

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