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FBI Probes Virginia State Senator’s Resignation

The FBI is investigating the circumstances of former Democratic state Sen. Phil Puckett’s departure from the General Assembly, according to a person with direct knowledge of the probe and a state official.

06/19/2014

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Virginia State Sen. Pens Letter Praising Syrian President Assad

A Virginia state senator has sent a letter praising Syrian President Bashar Assad.

05/28/2014

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Va. Senate Approves Sunday Hunting Bill

Sundays will no longer be considered a day of rest for Virginia hunters or the wild birds and animals they pursue.

02/18/2014

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Virginia House, Senate Unveil Competing Budgets

The Virginia House and Senate unveiled budget proposals Sunday with competing views on whether to accept federal funds to provide health insurance to low-income Virginians.

02/17/2014

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Virginia Senate Votes to Repeal Ultrasound Law

Virginia Senate Democrats, enjoying a new majority in the upper chamber, are trying to repeal a law mandating that women seeking abortions undergo ultrasounds.

02/11/2014

Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds hugs his son Gus after addressing supporters gathered on election night Nov. 3, 2009 in Richmond, Va. Virginia voters elected Deeds' Republican opponent, Bob McDonnell, by a decisive margin, reversing eight years of Democratic control. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Va. Senate Approves Mental Health Bill

Authorities could detain a mentally ill individual for up to 24 hours in emergency custody under a bill approved by the Virginia Senate.

02/10/2014

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Va. Senate Delays Vote on Electric Chair Bill

The Virginia Senate is delaying a vote on a bill that would allow the state to mandate the use of the electric chair if lethal injection drugs aren’t available.

02/06/2014

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Va. Senator on Redskins: Not ‘Enough Drugs in the World To Fix That Problem’

Virginia State Senators had a laugh at the expense of the Redskins in a session leading up to Super Bowl Sunday.

02/03/2014

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Recount Leaves Dems in Control of Va. Senate

Delegate Lynwood W. Lewis kept his scant lead over Republican Wayne Coleman in a recount of a special Senate election Monday, giving Democrats control of the upper chamber.

01/27/2014

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Dems’ Win Puts Party on Cusp of Va. Senate Control

Undeterred by a snowstorm, thousands of voters in parts of Loudoun and Fairfax counties trudged to the polls to cast ballots in a special election that is likely to determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the state Senate.

01/21/2014

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