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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.

9 hours ago

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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.

15 hours ago

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Va. Senate Panel Rejects Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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

01/28/2015

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.

01/26/2015

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.

01/26/2015

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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.

01/26/2015

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Va. Senate Panel Rebuffs Attempt to End Yacht Tax Break

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

01/21/2015

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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.

01/20/2015

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.

01/19/2015

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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.

01/15/2015

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