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Former Lawmaker Who Went to Jail Drops State Senate BidA former Virginia lawmaker who spent his days at the General Assembly and his nights at a county jail is dropping his campaign for a state Senate race.
Virginia Voters Picking Candidates in Primary ElectionVoting is underway in Virginia's primary elections, which may shape November's general election fight over control of the Senate and determine who leads the state House of Delegates.
Delegate Accused of Forgery Plans Run for Va. SenateDel. Joe Morrissey, who is charged with fabricating a document, says he is going to run for the Virginia Senate.
Va. Senate Rejects School Vouchers for Disabled StudentsThe Virginia Senate has narrowly defeated a proposed private-school voucher program for disabled students.
Va. Senate Rejects Letting Legislature Override RegulationsThe Virginia Senate has narrowly defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed the Legislature to suspend or nullify administrative regulations.
Va. Panel Kills Bill to Arm School Officers With Stun GunsA Virginia Senate committee has killed a proposal to allow school security officers to be armed with stun guns, pepper spray and similar weapons.
Va. Senate OKs Bill to Continue Lethal-Injection ExecutionsThe Virginia Senate has passed legislation aimed at making sure the state can continue carrying out capital punishment by lethal injection.
Va. Senate Approves Marijuana Derivatives for EpilepsyThe Virginia Senate has overwhelmingly approved a proposal to legalize two derivatives of the marijuana plant for treating severe epilepsy.
Virginia May Ban Releasing Balloons Into the AtmosphereLegislation advancing in the Virginia Senate would prohibit releasing lighter-than-air balloons into the atmosphere.
Va. Senate Panel Rejects Plan to Cut Carbon EmissionsA 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.
Bill to Cut Number of School Tests Fails in Senate CommitteeAn attempt to reduce the number of required standardized tests taken by Virginia schoolchildren has failed in a Virginia Senate committee.
Va. Senate Panel Rejects Marijuana Decriminalization BillA proposal to decriminalize marijuana possession in Virginia has been quickly snuffed out.