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2019’s Pre-Filed Bills Rolling In Before Legislators Head Back To General Assembly

Pre-filed bills coming in just weeks before the 2019 General Assembly session begins on January 9 on Bank Street in Richmond.

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.

Backed By Science, VDOT Increases Speed Limits On I-64 To Improve Safety

Roadway safety decreases significantly as drivers deviate from the prevailing speed, and speed limits are increased to help decrease unsafe speed variations among the fastest and slowest drivers.

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.

Google CEO Grilled By House Judiciary Committee Over Potential Political Biases

After dodging a previous congressional testimony, Google GEO Sundar Pichai appeared in front of Congress today to testify on a wide range of issues, including potential political biases on its platforms, privacy practices which have comes under vast criticism, and its plans to create a censored search application for China's authoritarian regime.

Conservative Justices Receive Backlash After Decision Not To Hear Planned Parenthood Case

"So what explains the Court’s refusal to do its job here?” Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said in his dissent. “I suspect it has something to do with the fact that some respondents in these cases are named ‘Planned Parenthood.’ That makes the Court’s decision particularly troubling, as the question presented has nothing to do with abortion.”

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.