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Post McDonnell, Va. Republicans call to set higher bar for public officials

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption convictions are spurring calls for changes to the commonwealth's gift rules from members of McDonnell's own party.

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 04:40pm EDT

Tags: Bob McDonnell, gift and loan scandal, ethics reforms, Bill Howell, Tommy Norment, Max Smith

Anti-tax group praises Va. House speaker

Americans for Tax Reform is applauding House Speaker William J. Howell for his opposition to Medicaid expansion.

Monday - 04/14/2014, 02:49pm EDT

Tags: Medicaid expansion, Affordable Care Act, Virginia budget, Virginia General Assembly, Bill Howell, Americans for Tax Reform

Taxpayer groups call for sales tax roll back

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.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 04:20pm EDT

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

Va. House delays showdown on Senate redistricting

The House showdown over a surprise redistricting bill that Senate Republicans strong-armed to passage will have to wait for another day.

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 01:34pm EST

Tags: Virginia Senate Republicans, Virginia General Assembly, redistricting, Bill Howell, Bob Marshall

Va. GOP leaders back additional school safety officers

House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell of Stafford County and other GOP leaders said they will propose funding to put more safety officers in Virginia elementary schools in response to the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 05:07pm EST

Tags: Bill Howell, Bob McDonnell

Key votes in Va. could impact tolls for drivers

A big battle lies ahead in Virginia over its state budget. It includes money that could keep some local tolls down, but it's far from a done deal.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 04:46am EDT

Tags: Bill Howell, Hank Silverberg, Virginia budget, Dulles Toll Road, Dulles Rail, Virginia General Assembly

Redistricting decision awaits Va. General Assembly

Where you vote and who you can choose for Congress are still not decided as 2012 begins in Virginia. It could be decided by the General Assembly, or it could be the federal courts that decide.

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 04:26am EST

Tags: Virginia, General Assembly, federal, redistricting, Hank Silverberg, Bill Howell