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Longtime Delegate To Retire | Washington Post
February 24, 2009 9:33 AM
Del. Kenneth R. Melvin (D-Portsmouth) announced today that he will retire from the House of Delegates after 24 years. Melvin, one of the longest-serving members of the Courts of Justice Committee, is credited...


DisAbility Votes Hopes to Have Impact in Fall | Washington Post
February 24, 2009 8:32 AM
Momentum for political action has continued to build among advocates for people with disabilities since the General Assembly's failure to pass a measure mandating insurance coverage for autistic children....


Out-of-State College Admissions Issue Heats Up: Will the Session Provide the Backdrop to the Campaig | VirginiaTomorrow
February 24, 2009 4:58 AM
Anita Kumar’s story in The Washington Post this morning frames the battle taking place in the General Assembly over this issue very well. On one hand, northern Virginia Republicans such as Dave Albo,...


Virginia in a Hurry, 2-24-08 | VirginiaTomorrow
February 23, 2009 8:08 PM
Lawmakers Want to Limit Non Virginia College Students New Crackdown on Payday Lenders Takes Legislative Shape Senate Courts of Justice Kills Bill That Would Have Allowed State Police Chaplains to Offer...


It Didn’t Take Long: Dems Call on McDonnell to Repudiate Jindal’s Position Rejecting Stimulus Do | VirginiaTomorrow
February 23, 2009 5:02 PM
I wrote yesterday that Governor Bobby Jindal’s decision to say “thanks but no thanks” to some of the federal stimulus dollars due Louisiana had major political implications. Jindal ...


Senate Blocks Ban on Fundraising at Mansion | Washington Post
February 23, 2009 1:10 PM
The Democratic-controlled Senate has failed to act on a bill that would outlaw fundraising for political candidates and causes at the Executive Mansion, which is the oldest occupied governor's mansion...


Bob McDonnell on Virginia College Admissions (reported by The Washington Post) | VirginiaTomorrow
February 23, 2009 10:42 AM
Marc Fisher of The Washington Post examined Bob McDonnell’s gubernatorial bid in yesterday’s column. Fisher mentions that the McDonnell campaign is poised to enter the debate about whether...


Moran, Wagner Prevail in Fairfax Straw Poll | Washington Post
February 23, 2009 10:40 AM
Former delegate Brian Moran, a candidate for governor, and Jody Wagner, a candidate for lieutenant governor, came out on top at this weekend's Mount Vernon District Democratic Committee straw poll in Fairfax...


Cuccinelli Claims He Has Edge in AG Race | Washington Post
February 23, 2009 5:59 AM
The race for the GOP nomination for Attorney General is underway because local county and city committees have begun holding mass meetings to determine their nominees to the state convention in late May....


Shannon Snags Labor Support | Washington Post
February 23, 2009 5:49 AM
The Washington Area Building Trades Council announced on Friday it is endorsing Del. Steve Shannon (D-Fairfax) in the race for Attorney General. The Council is made up a 15 unions, including workers in...


Virginia in a Hurry, 2-23-09 | VirginiaTomorrow
February 22, 2009 8:23 PM
Important Issues Undecided as Assembly Nears End Perriello Hits the Ground Running Virginia Supreme Court to Hear Access Lawsuit Filed Against Virginia Lottery Veterans Group Asks for More Uniformity In...


Seven On Sunday, 2-22-09: Dr. Bob’s Virginia Scorecard | VirginiaTomorrow
February 22, 2009 4:05 AM
1. Tobacco Friendly No More “Tobacco-Friendly Virginia.”   How many times have we read this phrase and never given it a second thought? After this week, it is a label that will never be applied...


Virginia in a Hurry, 2-22-09 | VirginiaTomorrow
February 21, 2009 8:48 PM
Kaine Would Cut Funds for School Support Jobs By More than One Third McDonnell Casts Himself as More Moderate Choice Hamilton Saddled with Challenges State Budget Talks to Focus on Stimulus Athey Bill...


Virginia in a Hurry, 2-21-09 | VirginiaTomorrow
February 20, 2009 7:52 PM
Democrats’ Two Seat Senate Advantage Provides Tenuous Grip on Chamber Moran Outlines Plan to Tackle Foreclosure Issues State Tourism Officials Say Only 1 of 11 Welcome Centers Will Close Renewable...


McDonnell’s Last Day | Washington Post
February 20, 2009 8:43 AM
Robert F. McDonnell (R) officially steps down today as the state's 44th attorney general to campaign full time for governor. Employees will throw a party for McDonnell this afternoon. Three of them will...


Barnie Day: On Holsworth’s “The End of the Virginia Media ….” Post | VirginiaTomorrow
February 20, 2009 6:18 AM
I believe future historians will mark the demise of the Fourth Estate as the beginning of the end of Democracy in America as we know it.  I came to newspapers early, as an insatiable kid and haven’t...


Lifestyle Politics: How Prevention Has Become the 21st Century Social Agenda | VirginiaTomorrow
February 20, 2009 4:48 AM
Remember when Democrats and liberals loudly deplored the prominence of ”social” issues such as abortion on the political agenda. Government, they said, should stay out of people’s lives and focus...


Virginia in a Hurry, 2-20-09 | VirginiaTomorrow
February 19, 2009 8:15 PM
Smoking Ban in Most Bars and Restaurants Passes, Big Victory for Kaine How Delegates and Senators Voted on the Smoking Ban Senate Education and Health Committe Rejects Cline’s Fetal Anesthesia Bill...


Moran Picks Up Support in Prince William | Washington Post
February 19, 2009 10:02 AM
Many of Prince William County's Democratic leaders today endorsed Brian Moran's bid for governor. Although Republicans still dominate local government in Prince William County, Moran picked up support...


The End of the Virginia Media as We Know It… and What Can Be Done About It | VirginiaTomorrow
February 19, 2009 8:39 AM
It is the best of times and the worst of times. For the print media who cover Virginia politics. It’s hard to ask for more. Virginia was a battleground state in the presidential election and we...


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