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Va. governor signs repeal of 1-handgun-a-month law

Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday signed a bill that repeals a law limiting individual handgun purchases to one per month, passed in 1993 when Virginia was a haven for gun runners.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 05:55pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, repeal handgun law, Virginia Tech

Va. gov. supports abortion ultrasounds, denounces TSA scans

While speaking on WTOP's "Ask the Governor" program, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said proposed state legislation "protects the dignity of women" by mandating they first have an ultrasound before an abortion, as a part of "providing them with all the information."

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 01:24pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell

McDonnell team vs. Va. lobbyists in hoops showdown

Gov. Bob McDonnell will lead his staff at the guard position in an annual basketball showdown with lobbyists.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 06:24am EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, Ken Cuccinelli, VCU

Va. Senate kills 'personhood' bill for this year

A bill that would define life as starting at conception is done this year in the Virginia legislature.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 05:29pm EST

Tags: abortion, Del. Bob Marshall, personhood, ultrasounds, Virginia General Assembly, Bob McDonnell

McDonnell applauds vote backing oil bill

Gov. Bob McDonnell says he's pleased a U.S. House committee is backing legislation to open waters off Virginia to oil and energy exploration.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:46am EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell

Leaders talk seriously about new Potomac bridge

The governors of Maryland and Virginia have started talking about the possibility of a new bridge span over the Potomac River.

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 09:04am EST

Tags: Adam Tuss, Potomac River, bridge over Potomac River, Jamestown Island, Bob McDonnell, sprawl & crawl

Correction: XGR-Schools-Labor Day story

In a Jan. 30 story about legislation to allow local school districts the option to set their own dates for starting the school year, The Associated Press overstated the tourism industry's estimates of revenues and job losses if the bill becomes law. The projected loss is expected be $369 million, and the number of jobs lost is uncertain.

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 08:16am EST

Tags: Kings Dominion law, school start, Bob McDonnell

McDonnell: No gas tax during recession

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is a guest on WTOP's "Ask the Governor" program.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 04:26pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, transportation


McDonnell proposes selling naming rights to roads, bridges

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has proposed selling the naming rights to highways, interchanges, bridges and other infrastructure for an annual fee to raise money for the Commonwealth's transportation fund.

Sunday - 01/22/2012, 08:33am EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, Commonwealth Transportation Board

Va. Senate narrowly passes U.S. House remapping bill

A Republican-backed congressional redistricting plan cleared the Virginia Senate on a party-line vote Friday over Democratic objections that it's unconstitutional and illegally weakens black voting strength.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 01:56pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, Virginia General Assembly, redistricting, Mark Obenshain

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