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Va. Senate Rejects School Vouchers for Disabled Students

The Virginia Senate has narrowly defeated a proposed private-school voucher program for disabled students.


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Va. Senate Rejects Letting Legislature Override Regulations

The Virginia Senate has narrowly defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed the Legislature to suspend or nullify administrative regulations.


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Va. Panel Kills Bill to Arm School Officers With Stun Guns

A Virginia Senate committee has killed a proposal to allow school security officers to be armed with stun guns, pepper spray and similar weapons.


Sen. John McCain says Arizona's botched execution was a form of torture. (Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Va. Senate OKs Bill to Continue Lethal-Injection Executions

The Virginia Senate has passed legislation aimed at making sure the state can continue carrying out capital punishment by lethal injection.


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Va. Senate Approves Marijuana Derivatives for Epilepsy

The Virginia Senate has overwhelmingly approved a proposal to legalize two derivatives of the marijuana plant for treating severe epilepsy.


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Virginia May Ban Releasing Balloons Into the Atmosphere

Legislation advancing in the Virginia Senate would prohibit releasing lighter-than-air balloons into the atmosphere.


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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.




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