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"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.
Gov. Ralph Northam and first lady Pam Northam have both tested positive for COVID-19.
There have been a lot of changes since the last time Virginia voted in a presidential election. You may be voting absentee for the first time and are unsure of how to go about it. There’s a lot of information out there, so we’re here to help.
Rebuild VA is expanding its criteria in an effort to help more small businesses struggling with the economic effects of the pandemic.
In a call with Republican congressional candidate Bob Good and his supporters Sunday night, President Donald Trump blasted opponent Cameron Webb as a “radical Democrat puppet” and sought to gin up excitement for Good’s campaign.
The Democratic-controlled Senate General Laws and Technology Committee voted 14-0 Friday to block House Bill 5090 and send it to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act Council.
Major proposals to change the criminal justice system in Virginia are slowly moving forward in the legislature's special session.
The Democratic-controlled Senate Labor and Commerce Committee voted 14-1 to kill House Bill 5116, the final paid sick leave bill that was still moving through the General Assembly.
Originally poised to ban them, Virginia legislators allowed so-called skill games to be placed across Virginia to raise revenue to help businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic slowdown.
Neither Virginia’s coal mine tax credits nor the tobacco commission's grant programs have achieved their goals.