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Virginia may lead way on the 'Repeal Amendment'

It was one of the reasons the civil war was fought. 150 years later, the cry of "state's rights" is again gaining traction in legislatures across the country. Virginia may be among the first to consider what's called the Repeal Amendment.

Tags: Repeal Amendment , Constitution , Congress , Virginia Senate , Virginia House of Delegates , Bob McDonnell , Dick Saslaw , states' rights

Sunday - 01/16/2011, 10:10am EST

Va. may lead way toward constitutional amendment

Virginia may lead the way for a constitutional amendment aimed at overturning federal laws.

Tags: Hank Silverberg , U.S. Constitution , Constitutional amendment , Congress , House , Senate , Gary Emerling

Sunday - 11/28/2010, 06:54pm EST

Protesters rally for open Va. redistricting process

The General Assembly will consider Democratic and Republican plans, both aimed at balancing the population of districts as mandated by the Constitution.

Tags: William J. Howell , Virginia General Assembly , redistricting , Virginia Redistricting Coalition , Virginia21 , C. Douglas Smith

Monday - 04/04/2011, 09:24am EDT

Va. House speaker: Budget cuts, tax hikes unlikely

When Virginia lawmakers gathered for their 2010 session last January they were facing big budget cuts and little hope for badly needed transportation projects. Things may have improved as the 2011 legislative session approaches.

Tags: Virginia House of Delegates , Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates , Bob McDonnell , Virginia , tax delinquency , tax increases , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 01:35pm EST

HOT lanes project fueled by war of words

Virginia lawmakers are demanding Arlington back down on federal lawsuit over High Occupancy Toll lanes along the Interstate 95/395 corridor.

Tags: Sprawl and Crawl , High Occupancy Toll lanes , HOT lanes , Chuck Colgan , Bob Brink , Bob McDonnell , Arlington , Massaponax , Sprawl & Crawl , Hank Silverberg , Colleen Kelleher

Monday - 09/20/2010, 11:46am EDT

Va. delegate says commission chair anti-Semitic

McDonnell's choice of Fred Malek to serve as the Chairman of Virginia's Government Reform Commission has raised some eyebrows after Malek served in a controversial role during President Richard Nixon's administration.

Tags: Bob McDonnell , Fred Malek , Government Reform Commission , David Englin , Tucker Martin , Anti-Defimation League , Mary Margaret Whipple , Robert Brink , Hank Silverberg

Monday - 05/10/2010, 07:57pm EDT

Kaine's new DNC job criticized in Richmond

Gov. Tim Kaine will head the Democratic National Committee on a part-time basis during the last year of his term.

Tags: Tim Kaine , Democratic National Committee ,

Monday - 01/05/2009, 03:48pm EST