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Lawmakers are aiming to impose harsher penalties on cigarette traffickers in Virginia, where officials say low excise taxes have made it an attractive base for smugglers.
A bill that would replace the state's winner-take-all method of apportioning presidential electoral votes with one that awards votes by congressional district is expected to fail this year.
A new survey of Virginia voters shows that three- fourths want to close the state's so-called "gun show loophole."
The House showdown over a surprise redistricting bill that Senate Republicans strong-armed to passage will have to wait for another day.
The Virginia Senate has approved a bill banning drivers from opening a car door without first checking to see if a bike, vehicle or pedestrian is coming.
The Virginia Senate will consider legislation backed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to automatically restore nonviolent felons' voting rights after the measure won a committee's endorsement Tuesday.
State Senate Republicans muscled a surreptitious redraft of Virginia's 40 Senate districts to passage Monday by a single vote over bitter objections from Democrats who were blindsided by the surprise move.
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.
A Virginia Senate panel endorsed legislation Monday to crack down on illegal cigarette trafficking and financial crimes against elderly or incapacitated adults.
The gun control debate caused a wild scene Thursday in Virginia's House of Delegates.
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