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.
The bill known as Brendon’s Law, which targets those who fire celebratory gun shots which kill or injure another person, has passed the Senate Courts of Justice Committee. Craig Carper reports.
The State Senate Education and Health Committee is scheduled to hear the first of Senator Creigh Deeds’ bills to address holes in the state’s mental health system. Craig Carper reports.
House of Delegates Republicans have unveiled their education agenda for the 2014 session, with the goals of fewer tests and more virtual programs. Craig Carper reports.
In his first official address to the House and Senate, Governor Terry McAuliffe told legislators he will submit a budget amendment which sets a deadline for the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission to rule on the possible expansion of the state’s Medicaid program, in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. Craig Carper reports.
Terry McAuliffe took the oath of office this weekend as the 72nd Governor of Virginia. He gave a 17-minute inaugural speech discussing Virginia’s history, reaching out to Republicans and broadly outlining his priorities. Craig Carper reports.
Analyst Jeff Schapiro discusses Virginia's outgoing and incoming governors, plus issues including mental health and ethics reform facing state lawmakers in their 2014 session.
Outgoing Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has designated 6 million dollars to shelter and counsel human trafficking victims, while the General Assembly continues to look for other ways to combat the crime. Craig Carper reports.
During his final State of the Commonwealth Address, Governor Bob McDonnell apologized on behalf of himself and his family for accepting over $160,000 in gifts and loans from a CEO whose struggling company was promoted by the Governor and his wife. Craig Carper reports.