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ReporterLacey Putney has served in the Virginia General Assembly longer than anyone else, but in the beginning a long legislative career wasn't part of the plan. "My law practice was just getting under way and I didn't think that I could afford to be away from...
ReporterVeteran state lawmaker Lacey Putney (I-Bedford) says he will not seek another term in the Virginia House of Delegates. Putney made the announcement in a news release Wednesday. "When first elected in 1961," Putney said, "I had no plans to seek a...
Amendment proposed by Governor McDonnell would ban abortion coverage in federal health care exchangeGov. Bob McDonnell wants to prohibit abortion coverage through insurance plans purchased through the federally run health care exchange that will serve Virginia. The Republican governor added the amendment to health reform legislation that passed the...
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Assignment ManagerDelegate Anne Crockett-Stark won't run for a fifth term in the General Assembly. Crockett-Stark made the announcement Wednesday. Crockett-Stark was elected in 2005 as a Republican. Her district includes Carroll, Wythe and Smyth counties. Here's...
ReporterPittsylvania County Delegate Don Merricks say he will not seek a 4th term in the Virginia House of Delegates. Merricks, a Republican who represents the 16th District, has been a member of the House since 2008. In a written statement, Merricks said he...
ReporterFormer Delegate Chip Woodrum has died. A Roanoke attorney, Woodrum represented western Virginia in the General Assembly for 24 years. He was 74 years old. Woodrum first ran for the House of Delegates in 1979, winning the seat he would hold for over...
WDBJ7 ReporterThe State Senate adjourned Friday afternoon, leaving the vote on a transportation compromise until Saturday, the final day of the General Assembly session. Earlier, members of the House of Delegates approved the legislation, the first major infusion...
Youth sports programs that use public school property would have to establish procedures for identifying and handling concussions if legislation advancing in the Virginia General Assembly becomes law. The House Education Committee voted 16-5 to endorse...
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell enlisted the help of another popular Republican to push his education reforms. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joined McDonnell at a news conference Friday morning in Richmond. Jindal said education reforms that have...
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling is taking a stand against uranium mining in Virginia, citing the "chilling impact" it could have on business recruitment and jobs in Southside Virginia. The Republican was to make the announcement with business leaders in...
The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce has passed a resolution encouraging Virginia to keep its ban on uranium mining. The mining company Virginia Uranium is interested in mining the Coles Hill property in Pittsylvania County. Coles Hill...
The Virginia U.S. Senate race is among the most closely watched and hotly contested in the country, and the outcome could determine which party controls the Senate. WDBJ7's Hollani Davis goes one on one with Republican George Allen. Hollani:...
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