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  • Human trafficking
    McDonnell calling for coordination from state on human trafficking
    Governor Bob McDonnell on Friday called on state officials to create a committee tasked with bringing a more comprehensive and coordinated approach to the growing problem of human trafficking in Virginia.The Governor was speaking at theOmni...
  • Virginia gay rights
    Prop. 8 legal team joins fight against Virginia's gay marriage ban
    The legal team that successfully overturned California's gay marriage ban is setting its sights on Virginia. Republican Theodore Olson and Democrat David Boies, the lawyers on opposite sides of the 2000 Bush vs. Gore Supreme Court case, are...
  • Virginia's back-up plan
    With the stakes so high, how will Virginians cope with a shutdown?
    On Sunday, it was reported that Virginia officials have a contingency plan in place to help Virginians cope with the impact of a government shutdown on Monday at midnight.Virginians are for the most part, aware of what is expected to happen at the...
  • Bob McDonnell
    McDonnell to automatically restore nonviolent felons’ rights
    Governor McDonnell issued an executive order Wednesday, declaring that the Governor's Office will now automatically restore a non violent ex-felons voting rights the second their sentence has been served. The process will take some time be...
  • Cucinelli
    Bolling rules out gubernatorial run
    Bill Bolling announced yesterday that he will not seek the governorship in Virginia. In a mass e-mail, Bolling stated that he "does not find the political process to be as enjoyable," as he once did. He said that now feels like the right...
  • Teachers shooting
    Could Virginia start seeing armed teachers in the near future?
    While the debate of having armed school staff remains in heated discussion since the Sandy Hook shooting, Governor Robert McDonnell (R) announced that it is time for Virginia to begin a "discussion" of arming school staff members.The...
  • General Assembly
    Attempt to make pre-abortion ultrasounds optional fails
    Legislation that would have made Virginia’s mandatory pre-abortion ultrasound exams optional was handily defeated in the Republican-controlled Privileges and Elections Committee Monday. It was reported that the committee chairman, Stephen...
  • Virginia's Health Commissioner Karen Remley
    Virginia Health Commissioner resigns over abortion restrictions
    Virginia's Health Commissioner Karen Remley resigned Thursday, because of recently passed state rules that regulate abortion clinics in the same way as new hospitals. Remley has steered the agency as the state's Board of Health has dealt...
  • Election
    New voter ID cards arriving soon
    The Virginia State Board of Elections has begun the process of mailing close to 4.7 million voter registration cards to registered voters. The board is commencing with a half-million-dollar statewide outreach effort in the wake of new voter...
  • Medicaid expansion in Virginia
    Bolling sides with Governor McDonnell on Medicaid expansion
    It's nothing new or earth-shattering, but Lt. Governor Bill Bolling is keeping with the GOP stance here in Virginia, saying he is against the Medicaid expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act.Bolling, as head of the Virginia campaign for...
  • McDonnell-Romney
    Old White Men Revisited
    Old white men have been busy lately.Mainly they've been busy denying they've been doing what they've been doing. John McCain claims that the idea that the R's are waging war on women is "ridiculous". John Boehner claims...
  • General Assembly
    Taking a stand.
    A peaceful protest was held today outside the Capitol as women demonstrated their disapproval of several bills working their way through to potential passage. Senate Bill 484, sponsored by Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel, R-Fauquier, was one piece of...
  • Virginia House of Delegates
    The wrong move.
    The Virginia Senate Education and Health Committee passed a bill to limit that would, according to reports, repeal a section of the state code authorizing the Board of Health to fund abortions for pregnant women on Medicaid who learn that their...
  • Ultrasound
    Good policy?
    This past Wednesday, the Virginia Senate passed a bill that would require women to have an ultrasound before being allowed to have an abortion. The bill passed 21-18 Wednesday with sources expecting the House to pass the bill as well, leaving it...
  • Ken Cuccinelli
    Cuccinelli set to get involved in GOP presidential race
    Attorney General alsosubject of gubernatorial talkVirginia political circles have been abuzz the past 24 hours with the news that high profile and often controversial Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is likely to run for Governor against Lt. Gov....