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Delegate Accused of Forgery Plans Run for Va. Senate

Del. Joe Morrissey, who is charged with fabricating a document, says he is going to run for the Virginia Senate.

03/23/2015

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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.

02/25/2015

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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.

02/24/2015

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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.

02/19/2015

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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.

02/10/2015

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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.

02/05/2015

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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.

01/30/2015

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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.

01/29/2015

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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.

01/29/2015

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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

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