RICHMOND — Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that he is backing Terry McAuliffe in the race to succeed him, handing hi…
The Virginia legislature narrowly accepted an accelerated schedule to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, with Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax breaking a tie in the Senate.
A dozen candidates — seven Republicans and five Democrats — have filed to seek their parties’ nominations for governor.
All of the candidates running for governor want to close the digital divide. But they differ on how.
Four of the five candidates seeking the Democratic nomination in this year's race for Virginia governor will meet Tuesday night for an online candidate forum.
A historically odd session of the General Assembly has ended, but the legislature could be required to convene in special session this year to exercise newfound authority over federal COVID-19 relief funds and to elect judges, including seven members of an expanded Virginia Court of Appeals.
A bill to move all remaining May municipal elections to November now heads to the governor's desk.
Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, struck back on Monday against her censure by the Virginia Senate with a federal lawsuit that seeks to overturn the public rebuke and restore her seniority in the 40-member chamber.
Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe is in a dominant financial position in his bid to return to the Executive Mansion, according to reports compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project.
Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe continues to roll out endorsements of his gubernatorial bid by high-profile Democrats, including the chairs of the General Assembly money committees, both of whom support his plan for rebuilding Virginia’s economy from damage inflicted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Less than a week after saying she would run as an independent, Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, says she will seek the GOP nomination for governor in the party-run convention so that she does not split the party.
Bill Carrico, a former state senator from Grayson County, will not run for governor and is backing former Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox. Carrico, a former Virginia State Police trooper, will rally support for Cox's plan to increase law enforcement pay.
A Portsmouth judge on Monday reportedly dismissed felony charges against Sen. Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, and other African American leaders stemming from their roles in the June 10 toppling of a Confederate monument.
“As a child of immigrants growing up in a working class family, I have set out to lift up forgotten voices,” Del. Sam Rasoul says
Virginia's online voter registration system is back up after being down down due to a cut cable that shut down multiple agencies including the registrar's offices, the Virginia Employment Commission and the Virginia Department of Health.
He now lives in Northern Virginia and calls himself a "concerned Virginian."
Democratic state Sen. Jennifer McClellan has formally launched her bid for Virginia governor, pitching herself as the candidate best suited to…
In a rebuke of Confederate glorification, Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday called for the swift removal of a bronze statue depicting Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s Monument Avenue, a response to recent local and nationwide protests over systemic racism and police brutality.
Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax wants state leaders to dive deeper into COVID-19’s racial disparities.
When a bill repealing the ban on same-sex marriage came up on the floor of the Virginia Senate for a vote, Sen. Lionell Spruill got up from hi…
The Virginia House of Delegates will reconvene outdoors on the grounds of the state Capitol complex for the annual veto session on April 22, according to the office of House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn.
Virginia’s peak day for new COVID-19 cases could take place in mid-August, and may yield a higher number of positive cases than previously anticipated, according to new modeling from researchers at the University of Virginia made public Monday.
Virginia has experienced nearly 100 coronavirus outbreaks, the majority of them in long-term care facilities, according to new data from the state health department.
A Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles employee in the headquarters office died April 7 from COVID-19, the agency said Monday in response to an inquiry from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Gov. Ralph Northam is protecting a $130 million budget increase in state and federal Medicaid funds to boost rates for organizations providing personal care and other services to elderly and disabled Virginians in communities across the state.