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Fairfax officials fear Silver Line funding in jeopardy

As Virginia lawmakers continue to debate how to pay for transportation projects in the state, Fairfax County officials fear the loss of $300 million that is slated to help pay for constructing the Silver Line to Dulles.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 03:38pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, transportation funding, transportation funding reform bill, Silver Line, Sharon Bulova, jeff mckay

Senate expedites a conditional Medicaid expansion

Senate Democrats and most Republicans have united to approve an expedited roadmap for expanding Medicaid in Virginia provided the federal government allows numerous cost-containment reforms.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 07:02pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act

Virginia transportation bill: Compromise likely, Saslaw says

After several weeks of debate, maneuvering and preliminary votes, Virginia legislators have one last chance to make a deal to fix the state's crowded, and sometimes crumbing roads and bridges.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 04:27am EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Hank Silverberg, Dick Saslaw, Bob McDonnell

Va. Legislature considers income tax for roads, NOVA

Nine local governments in Northern Virginia would be allowed to impose an income to pay for local road projects under a bill advancing through the legislature. Local opponents liken the measure to legislative surrender as the state continues to struggle to fund transportation.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 04:24pm EST

Tags: transportation funding, Chap Peterson, Virginia General Assembly, income taxes, Sharon Bulova

No August opening for Virginia schools likely

Efforts to allow Virginia schools to open before Labor Day and a repeal of the so-called 'Kings Dominion' law have effectively died in the General Assembly.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 04:17am EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Kings Dominion law, school calendar, tourism, Hank Silverberg

House Roll Call on HB2313 (Howell, WJ)

Votes Tuesday by which the House of Delegates passed HB2313, the transportation funding reform bill, on a vote of 53-46 with one delegate not voting. Delegates are listed alphabetically according to their party and their vote. A yes vote is for final passage.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 12:16am EST

Tags: transportation funding, Virginia General Assembly, Roll Call

Schools would be graded like kids on A-to-F scale

The House of Delegates has passed legislation that would assign letter grades to public schools in Virginia just as teachers grade students from A to F.

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 06:57am EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly

Va. Senate committee blocks use of drones for 2 years

A Senate committee has backed a two-year moratorium on the use of drones by police and government agencies.

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 06:47am EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, drones

Budgets: Pay boost, school security, highway funds

State workers, public educators and Virginia's disabled are big winners in House and Senate budgets advanced Sunday by the budget-writing committees of Virginia's General Assembly.

Monday - 02/04/2013, 02:15pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, budget

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