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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 , Bill Howell , Congress , Virginia Senate , Bob McDonnell , Dick Saslaw , states' rights

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

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 General Assembly , Virginia Senate , Hank Silverberg

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

Three big budget issues still unsettled in Virginia

Virginia's lawmakers are heading toward the end of their 45-day legislative session with big decisions to make on the three big items that directly affect people's lives: transportation, education and health care

Tags: Virginia Senate , Bob McDonnell , budget , education , Transportation , health care , Mark Rozell

Sunday - 02/20/2011, 02:13pm EST

Should you be fined for not clearing snow off of your car?

You shovel the walk and clean off the windshield, but ignore the car roof. Should you be fined for that?

Tags: snow , Virginia Department of Transportation ,

Sunday - 01/30/2011, 11:28am EST

Bill would stop the spread of red light cameras in Virginia

A bill in the Virginia House of Delegates would stop the installation of any new red light cameras across the state.

Tags: red light cameras , Scott Lingamfelter ,

Sunday - 01/30/2011, 03:16pm EST

Va. legislator seeks limiting out-of-state college students

A Virginia legislator is trying to change the rules on state college admissions, which many parents say favors out-of-state students.

Tags: Tim Hugo , Virginia Tech , University of Virginia , College of William and Mary , George Mason University , Hank Silverberg , Paul D. Shinkman

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 11:17am EST

Gap closed in hand held cell phone laws

If you are heading north from the D.C. region,and you have your cell phone you'd better not use it without a hands-free device while behind the wheel.

Tags: hands free device , cell phone ,

Sunday - 01/02/2011, 02:50pm EST

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: Bill Howell , Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates , Bob McDonnell , Virginia , Tax delinquency , tax increases , Hank Silverberg

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

McDonnell unaware of reform chairman's past

Speaking on WTOP's Ask the Governor Tuesday, McDonnell defended his appointment of Fred Malek, founder and chairman of Thayer Capital Partners, to the head of the 31-member panel tasked with making recommendations on reforming the state government.

Tags: Bob McDonnell , Fred Malek , Republican National Committee , Scott Surovell , David Englin , Ask the Governor

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 10:23pm EDT

Delegates want controversial appointee to resign

Two Democrats in the Virginia House of Delegates are calling on Gov. Robert McDonnell to ask for the resignation of a political appointee, just two weeks after he was named to his position.

Tags: Bob McDonnell , Fred Malek , Republican National Committee , Scott Surovell , David Englin , politics program , Mark Plotkin , Nathan Hager

Friday - 05/21/2010, 05:15pm EDT
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