Nearly two weeks after the adjournment of the regular General Assembly session, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously has passed a budget.
Articles by Craig Carper
A skeleton crew of legislators was back at the state Capitol yesterday, to advance the special session so that Republicans and Democrats in the evenly divided Senate could continue their work toward agreement on the state’s next two-year budget.
A new poll shows the popularity of Governor Bob McDonnell and the General Assembly is significantly lower than before this year’s legislative session.
A small group of legislators will return to Capitol Square today to inch the frozen budget process forward, but there is likely still a lot of work ahead before the House of Delegates and Virginia Senate can pass a spending plan.
A new Quinnipiac University poll shows President Obama leading all would-be Republican challengers in Virginia, regardless of the presence of Governor Bob McDonnell on the ticket.
Virginia congressman and U.S.House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is introducing a bill that will cut taxes for small businesses with fewer than 500 workers by 20 percent.
Virginia's unemployment rate is down to 5.8 percent, the lowest since 2009. Democrats and Republicans disagree about who deserves the credit.
Virginia's legislature completed its 60-day session Saturday night with an agreement on a reform plan for the Virginia Retirement System but without a state budget.
The state Senate has sent back to committee for the year a bill that would extend teachers' probation periods and end the automatic renewal of established teachers' and principals' continuing contracts.