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Appeals court upholds ex-lawmaker's convictions

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the bribery and extortion convictions of a former Virginia legislator who solicited a job as director of a teacher training center he helped create with taxpayer money.

Tags: Phillip Hamilton , Old Dominion University , Newport News Public Schools , Andrew Sacks , Virginia House Appropriations Committee , William Graves , Roseann Runte

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 05:46pm EST

New laws in Virginia highlight school safety

In an effort to tout a series of new school safety bills passed by the Virginia General Assembly earlier this year, Gov. Bob McDonnell will stop by a Midlothian, Va. elementary school on Tuesday for a ceremonial signing of the new measures.

Tags: school bus , Hank Silverberg , Rich Anderson , Joe May , Bob McDonnell

Monday - 06/13/2011, 10:45pm EDT

Va. Police: House Clerk killed self with office gun

A Virginia State Police investigation of House Clerk Bruce Jamerson's death has found that he shot himself to death with a handgun that had been handed down for decades to successive clerks.

Tags: James River , Bruce Jamerson , Virginia State Police , Corinne Geller

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 11:56am EDT

Wampler won't seek 7th term in Va. Senate

Tags: William Wampler ,

Friday - 06/03/2011, 11:22am EDT

Could redistricting battle delay Virginia's primaries?

A redistricting deal was vetoed by Gov. Bob McDonnell last week, leading to the possibility the Aug. 23 primary could be pushed back again.

Tags: elections , Steven Farnsworth , George Mason University

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 11:23pm EDT

Changes coming for hybrid vehicles in Va. HOV lanes

If you drive a hybrid car or are in the market for one, the rules for HOV lanes in Virginia are about to get a bit more complicated.

Tags: HOV lanes , hybrid vehicle , Tag Greason , Hank Silverberg , Interstate 66 , Interstate 95 , Interstate 395

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 03:19pm EDT

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: Bill Howell , William J. Howell , redistricting , Virginia Redistricting Coalition , Virginia21 , C. Douglas Smith

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

Big changes unlikely in Virginia redistricting

Maneuvering by lawmakers during Virginia's redistricting process is unlikely to create much of a shift in Congress and Richmond.

Tags: George Mason University , Stephen Farnsworth , Michael McCaulDonald , Mark Rozell , redistricting , Virginia Senate , Virginia House of Delegates , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 06:04pm EST

Bills based on ideology fared poorly in Virginia General Assembly

For the the most part, the Virginia General Assembly rejected bills that were based on ideology.

Tags: Stephen Farnsworth , budget

Sunday - 02/27/2011, 01:34pm EST

Behind on your water bill? Virginia wants you to have more time

Virginia lawmakers passed a bill to give customers at least 20 days to pay up on a past due water bill and at least 10 days written notice before the valves are shut off by a private water company.

Tags: Virginia American Water , Hank Silverberg , utilities , water bills , Dave Englin , Alexandria

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 11:40pm EST
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