Governor Terry McAuliffe is responding to reports of an ongoing federal probe into certain campaign donations he accepted while running for governor in 2013.
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a Republican challenge to Virginia’s new congressional map, which was redrawn after a federal three judge panel twice found that one district was racially gerrymandered.
The high court said Republicans did not have standing to bring the case as they could produce no injured party.
Previous rulings from the lower court panel found that Virginia’s Republican controlled legislature had packed black voters in the 3rd district, weakening their voting power in others.
Law-makers are challenging Governor Terry McAuliffe’s executive order that restores voting and other rights to felons. Republican state leaders say the Governor's automatic restoration measure is unconstitutional. They argue the right to vote and sit on a jury should be restored to non-violent felons on a case by case basis.
A federal judge upheld Virginia’s voter identification law Thursday (5/19) saying the measure doesn’t lessen voters’ opportunities for political participation.
The Virginia Housing Commission is studying how to best implement laws for short-term rental housing throughout the state.
Delegate Chris Peace chairs the commission’s Airbnb work group. He says right now, the group is trying to reconcile concerns from home-owners who use the platform to make extra money and concerns from localities and hospitality industry representatives who say they’re losing money.