The General Assembly's budget committees on Monday adopted a sweeping plan to spend - or save - billions of dollars in federal emergency aid within hours of returning to their historic chambers at the Virginia Capitol for the first time in 500 days because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The House of Delegates and Senate will return to the Virginia Capitol on Monday to meet in its historic chambers for the first time in almost 17 months, but they won't leave behind the issue of whether to wear face masks for indoor gatherings to forestall a new surge in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this month, Gov. Northam announced plans to invest $700 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to achieve universal broadband acc…
The House of Delegates and Senate will return to the Virginia Capitol on Monday to meet in its historic chambers for the first time in almost …
Faced with a potential fourfold increase in payroll taxes on Virginia businesses, Gov. Ralph Northam wants to deposit $862 million in the state’s depleted unemployment trust fund to help them hire workers and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
With students preparing to return to public schools, Gov. Ralph Northam is proposing to use $250 million in federal emergency aid to help school divisions upgrade the ventilation systems in school buildings.
Two bills with significant implications for small businesses met different fates in the Virginia Senate, as the General Assembly completed its legislative session late Wednesday.
Gov. Ralph Northam has suggested some changes to the marijuana legalization bill ahead of next week's reconvened session of the Virginia General Assembly.
RICHMOND — The General Assembly released the state’s spending plan Wednesday, which includes significant investments in broadband expansion an…
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.