A new poll shows Democratic Senator Mark Warner's approval rating is high among Virginia voters...but less so, when asked if they would re-elect him. Charles Fishburne reports
State Senator Creigh Deeds’ multi-part mental health reform bill has advanced to the full Senate Education and Health committee, despite concerns that it puts a heavy burden on law enforcement agencies in rural localities. Craig Carper reports.
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife have been indicted by a federal grand jury on corruption allegations.
Ex-governor Bob McDonnell’s indictment is putting greater pressure on lawmakers to pass a comprehensive ethics reform package, though many legislators have different ideas as to what that bill should look like. Craig Carper reports.
Governor Terry McAuliffe has submitted a budget amendment asking House and Senate committees for the authority to expand Virginia’s Medicaid program, should the commission charged with reforming the state program fail to do so.
It’s day thirteen of the General Assembly’s 60-Day Session and many notable bills are now dead. Craig Carper reports.
Analyst Jeff Schapiro discusses Governor McAuliffe’s firm stance on Medicaid Expansion in his recent address to General Assembly lawmakers. Republican Party strategist Ed Gillespie announced on Thursday that he’s running for the Senate, taking on Mark R. Warner.
In the wake of the attack on Senator Creigh Deeds, lawmakers are examining extending the amount of time an individual may be held under an Emergency Custody Order, though one Senator says this could create a problem for rural law enforcement agencies. Craig Carper reports.
Attorney General Mark Herring yesterday dismissed two law firms that charged taxpayers $785,000 to represent former Governor Bob McDonnell and his staff in the "Giftgate Scandal." Charles Fishburne reports.