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A group that advocates on behalf of people with intellectual disabilities is calling Virginia's Republican lieutenant governor out for an offhand comment suggesting that President Barack Obama's supporters belong in a mental hospital.
Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart is announcing his candidacy for lieutenant governor.
Republican Corey Stewart is making his widely reported intent to run for lieutenant governor next year official this week.
Virginia landed a larger number of corporate facilities and expansions in 2011.
Virginia's General Assembly will adjourn on schedule Saturday without finishing a budget, giving legislators a breather from a session more charged with partisan enmity than any in memory while an embryonic state financing plan awaits their return in a spring special session.
Virginia legislators have given final approval to a bill requiring voters to show identification at the polls.
It's about half way through Virginia's legislative session and it appears many bills on social issues that have died in the past will make it through this year, and that could have an impact for years to come.
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, rivals for the 2013 Republican gubernatorial nomination, took in about $1 million each in campaign contributions last year.
Virginia Senate Republicans ruled out power sharing with Democrats on Wednesday with Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling casting the vote that broke a partisan 20-20 tie, then used Bolling's position to take control of the Senate.
Democrats will let Republicans draw first blood in an opening-day General Assembly showdown over whether an evenly split Senate will share power or the GOP will assert a majority.