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McConnell Vows To Stop Obama 'Crusade' For Coal Regulations (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Va. Senate Panel Rejects Plan to Cut Carbon Emissions

A state Senate committee has rejected a proposal for Virginia to join a regional cap-and-trade initiative aimed at reducing carbon emissions from electric power plants.

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Bill to Cut Number of School Tests Fails in Senate Committee

An attempt to reduce the number of required standardized tests taken by Virginia schoolchildren has failed in a Virginia Senate committee.

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Va. Senate Panel Rejects Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

A proposal to decriminalize marijuana possession in Virginia has been quickly snuffed out.


The government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals. (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

Va. Panel Votes to Protect Gays from Job Discrimination

A Virginia Senate committee voted Monday to prohibit discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.


A suitemate of the woman at the center of the controversial Rolling Stone piece on the University of Viriginia’s campus rape allegations says “Jackie’s” story is not a hoax in a detailed story of her friend’s decline.(Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)

Va. Senate Panel OKs Mandatory Campus Sex Assault Reporting

Legislation to mandate reporting of alleged campus sexual assaults to police is advancing in the General Assembly.


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Va. Senate OKs Bipartisan Redistricting, 2-Term Governor

The state Senate has approved constitutional amendments that would establish a bipartisan redistricting process and enable the Virginia governor to seek a second term.


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Va. Senate Panel Rebuffs Attempt to End Yacht Tax Break

Virginia’s yacht tax break appears safe for another year.


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Va. Senate Defeats Bill to Deny Immigrants In-State Tuition

An effort to deny in-state college tuition rates to some immigrants has been narrowly defeated in the Virginia Senate.


Donors gave the Republican National Committee $8.1 million during the first two weeks of October. The Democratic National Committee raised $6.2 million. (Photo by BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Va. Senate Panel Kills Minimum Wage Hike Proposal

A Senate panel has killed a proposal to raise Virginia’s minimum wage.


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Va. Senate Panel Votes to Override AG on In-State Tuition

Legislation is advancing in the Virginia Senate to bar undocumented immigrants from attending state colleges at in-state tuition rates.




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