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Joe May Sets Sights On Transportation At State Senate Campaign Kickoff Event

The Republican State Senate candidate said he will help solve the Dulles Greenway’s “out of control tolls” and fight for a better funding source for the Washington, D.C. area Metro system.

Republican Has Fundraising Lead In 24th House District Special Election

Rockbridge County Supervisor Ronnie Campbell has raised $50,757 so far, with the special election set for Tuesday, December 18.

Top House Republican Lawmaker Calls For Democratic AG Mark Herring’s Resignation

In 2013, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) said that he would not be "a part-time Attorney General and would resign should he decide to seek higher office." Following his announcement to become a Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 2021, Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) of the House of Delegates has called for the Commonwealth's chief lawyer to "immediately make good on his pledge to resign his office."
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Trump May Have U.S. Military Build Southern Border Wall

In the penultimate month before a stubborn Democratic Party regains the majority in the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump foreshadows on Twitter that the might of the U.S. military may manufacture his campaign promise of a southern border wall, following the arrival of multiple migrant caravans from Latin America amid the upcoming government shutdown clash with speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi.
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JLARC Issues Distressing Report Of Virginia’s Oversight Of Foster Care Programs

"Requirements to ensure children’s health and safety are followed in most foster care cases, but lack of adherence to requirements in some cases puts children at risk," says the General Assembly's Joint Legislative and Audit Review Commission upon a review of the Virginia Department of Social Services.

Dominion Energy Asks Federal Court To Reconsider Atlantic Coast Pipeline Permits

The delays on construction and subsequent court stays have resulted in the timeline of the project's completion to be pushed back until at least the end of 2019 pending the results of future court decisions. 

Richmond-Based Marlboro Maker Now Large Stakeholder In Cannabis Market

Richmond, Virginia-based Altria Group dove headfirst into the burgeoning cannabis industry last week, sinking $1.8 billion into Cronos Group.

Speaker Of The House Kirk Cox Releases Statement Following Denial Of Redistricting Stay

“I am disappointed the Eastern District Court chose not to stay the process of developing a remedial map," Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) said following the court's decision to deny a judicial stay on the redistricting process.
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Falling Below Expectations, November Sees 155,000 Jobs Created

The November jobs report is off the mark of the average of 209,000 jobs created per month over the prior 12 months, but the number of employed Americans once again reached an all-time high of 156,795,000, the 13th record-breaking month since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017. 

$3.3 Billion Interstate-81 Corridor Improvement Plan Approved

While the Commonwealth looks to begin upgrading I-81 within the next few years, they claim the best hope is to fund all “immediate” projects by 2060, over four decades from now. Money still poses a problem as, according to VDOT, widening the interstate would cost an estimated 10 to 15 million dollars for every mile of pavement.
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