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Virginia allows billboard booze ads

As Virginia allows advertising for alcoholic beverages on billboards, a Virginia House committee is trying to undo the court-approved agreement between the state and Lamar Advertising Co.

Tags: alcohol on billboards , Alcoholic Beverage Control , ABC , Becky Gettings , Lamar Advertising , David Albo , Hank Silverberg ,

Friday - 02/18/2011, 06:49am EST

Va. lawmaker wants to ban guns from state capitol

It is not unusual to carry a gun in Virginia. But after the deadly shooting in Arizona that left a congresswoman in critical condition, one lawmaker will attempt to get guns banned in government buildings.

Tags: Patrick Hope , Gabrielle Giffords , gun control , gun crimes , gun laws , gun rights , Virginia Capitol , Richmond , Hank Silverberg

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 03:12pm EST

Two Va. lawmakers standing up to bullying

Va. Delegates Adam Ebbin and David Englin are proposing two bills aimed at bullying, both inside and outside of schools.

Tags: bullying , Adam Ebbin , David Englin , Fairfax County Public Schools , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 01:14am EST

Va. legislators turn to computer for road priorities

Supplied with very little money and significant demand, Virginia legislators are considering turning to a computer to choose which roads to fix or build.

Tags: Bob McDonnell , Jim LeMunyon , Virginia Department of Transportation

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 01:22pm EST

Non-discrimination bill faces uncertain vote in Virginia

There could be a showdown over a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation when Virginia's General Assembly convenes in Richmond later this month.

Tags: Jim Scott , Ken Cuccinelli , Bob McDonnell , discrimination , Bob Marshall , Don't Ask Don't Tell , sexual orientation

Sunday - 01/02/2011, 09:29am EST

Colgan prepares for 35th year in Virginia General Assembly

It has been 34 years since Chuck Colgan first took the oath of office in Virginia's General Assembly, a place where things often move very slowly. As he gets ready for the start of year 35 next month WTOP has asked him, "how have things changed?"

Tags: Chuck Colgan , Virginia Senate , Tim Kaine

Sunday - 12/05/2010, 09:35am EST

Bumpy road ahead for Va. transportation funding

A number of Virginia lawmakers discussed proposed solutions at a transportation forum in Herndon on Thursday, but admitted there is little consensus on any of them.

Tags: Dick Saslaw , Vivian Watts , Northern Virginia , ABC stores , Virginia Department of Transportation , Tom Rust , Bob McDonnell , Virginia roads , transportation funds , gas tax , Virginia transportation , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 03:59pm EST

Va. voters to decide on tax, savings amendments

Virginia voters Nov. 2 will decide on constitutional amendments that would allow the state to save more money and give officials greater leeway when granting property tax exemptions.

Tags: Sen. George Barker , Constitutional amendment , election , Hank Silverberg

Sunday - 10/24/2010, 08:33pm EDT

Bill allows foreign companies access to Va. car registrations

A bill passed by the Virginia's General Assembly would give the companies operating red light cameras access to information within the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Tags: car registration , Gov. Bob McDonnell , DMV , red light cameras

Monday - 03/08/2010, 02:07am EST

Delegates searching to fund child predator task force

To fund a task force that cracks down on sexual predators, several lawmakers have proposed a $10 surcharge on all felony and misdemeanor convictions in Virginia.

Tags: Alicia's Law , Internet Crime Against Children , David Albo

Wednesday - 02/03/2010, 08:29pm EST
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