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Embattled UVa rector wins reappointment

The General Assembly approved a new four-year term of Helen Dragas to the university's Board of Visitors.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 05:32pm EST

Tags: Virginia Senate, Virginia General Assembly, Helen Dragas

Va Senate OKs measure restoring some felons rights

A proposed constitutional amendment that would allow for the civil rights of nonviolent felons to be restored by law rather than solely by gubernatorial fiat has won Senate passage.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 08:43pm EST

Tags: Virginia Senate, constitutional amendment, civil rights

Va. Senate committee backs felons' rights bill

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.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 06:55pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Virginia Senate, voting rights, voting rights of felons

Va. Senate GOP springs redrawn Senate lines on Dems

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.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 05:20am EST

Tags: Virginia Senate, senate district, Virginia General Assembly

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Retired federal judge Glen Williams dies at 92

Former U.S. District Judge Glen Morgan Williams of Jonesville has died. He served the western portion of Virginia and also served in the state Senate.

Monday - 11/05/2012, 07:16pm EST

Tags: Glen Morgan Williams, obit, courts, Virginia Senate

Va. Senate organizing fight could be a showstopper

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.

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 05:03pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Virginia Senate, Bill Bolling, Dick Saslaw, A. Donald McEachin, Mark Herring, Thomas K. Norment Jr.

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Bolling to be tie-breaker in most Va. Senate votes

Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling said Tuesday that he plans to cast a tie-breaking vote in the state Senate in the upcoming session except in certain cases, giving the Republicans a controlling majority in the 40-member chamber that is evenly divided between political parties.

Sunday - 01/08/2012, 03:34pm EST

Tags: Bill Bolling, Virginia Senate

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