As many as 12 companies will be offering sports gambling in Virginia in the near future, but only one will be first out of the gate.
The Virginia General Assembly must again consider whether to ban electronic gaming machines, which have proliferated at convenience stores and other businesses across the state. They've helped in tight economic times, some business owners say.
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.
Virginia's broadband efforts are aimed at expanding access to high-speed internet, but there's resistance among legislators to allowing local governments to compete with the private sector and possibly lower costs for consumers.
The two versions of the state budget need to be reconciled but both include measures to bolster public school divisions.
"This budget is still a great budget for the people of Virginia," Sen. Janet Howell, D-Fairfax, said about the new spending priorities from the legislature after the coronavirus upended the biennium budget.
State lawmakers are returning to Richmond on Tuesday for a special session that will be packed with debate on police and criminal justice reform, coronavirus pandemic issues, and adjusting the state’s budget.
Virginia bucked a two-decade trend of rising tuition costs when public colleges agreed to freeze rates last year in exchange for state funds.
It seems almost like yesterday that I got my Virginia concealed handgun permit. But it was actually way back in the summer of 2009.