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Virginia Politics Blog: January 16, 2011 - January 22, 2011

House approves plan mandating that schools spend 65 percent of budgets on instruction

After a heated debate, the GOP-controlled House of Delegates narrowly approved a controversial bill Friday that would require local school boards to spend at least 65 percent of their operating budget on classroom instruction.

By Anita Kumar  | January 21, 2011; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates  
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House approves bill to end HPV vaccine mandate

Virginia's House of Delegates approved a bill Friday that would drop the state's requirement that sixth-grade girls be vaccinated against Human Papillomavirus before enrolling in public school. In 2007, Virginia was the first state in the country to enact a mandate that girls receive a vaccine against HPV, which causes genital warts and can cause cervical cancer, after a federal advisory panel suggested routine vaccination for 11- and 12-year-olds in 2006. The bill is unlikely to be approved by the Democratic-controlled state Senate and enacted into law. But the House's strong rejection of the mandated vaccine, just four years after it was approved overwhelmingly in the same chamber, is a sign of public uneasiness with HPV vaccination. "We just want to make sure parents are evaluating the risks of what their giving their daughters, and not a legislative body," said Del. Kathy J. Byron (R-Lynchburg), who is sponsoring the measure,...

By Rosalind S. Helderman and Fredrick Kunkle  | January 21, 2011; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, State Senate  
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N. Va. delegate has new proposal to privatize liquor stores -- sort of

Del. David B. Albo (R-Fairfax) thinks he may have come up with a new way to privatize the state's liquor stores, only this way Virginia doesn't really privatize the stores -- but it just might reap the financial benefits. Albo has introduced HB2182, replacing the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control with an independent agency which he said would be exempt from procurement and employment rules. "Why can't we apply private sector principles to the ABC?'' he said. "With the ABC debate, I've always been wondering why we're going around and around and around to make more money for the state of Virginia on ABC. There's a reason why all these private companies want to bid all this money. They can do it cheaper. It's because they don't have all these different rules." The Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority would be run by a chief executive selected by a board named by...

By Anita Kumar  | January 21, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Liquor privatization, Robert F. McDonnell, State Senate  
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N. Va. officials concerned over proposal that would consolidate the region's 3 major transit agencies

If it's not broken then don't fix it- that's the attitude some Northern Virginia transit officials have toward a bill that proposes to merge three major transit agencies into one come July 2012.

By Jennifer Buske  | January 21, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, State Senate, Transportation  
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Va. House will vote Friday on bill to eliminate HPV vaccine mandate for girls

"You'll hear a lot of doctors that are convinced that this drug is the best thing for girls. And it may be appropriate for some children, and not other children. But I still believe that's a decision that shouldn't be made by the state, something that should be made by the parents," Byron said.

By Fredrick Kunkle  | January 20, 2011; 6:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fredrick Kunkle, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates  
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Loudoun board opposes toll road legislation

The Loudoun board of supervisors voted Wednesday to oppose a bill proposed by state Del. James M. LeMunyon (R) that would require the advance approval of Fairfax and Loudoun county government before instituting toll increases on the Dulles Toll Road and the Dulles Greenway. In a 7-1-1 vote, the board refused to support House Bill 1359, citing concerns that the measure would jeopardize the financing for the Dulles Metrorail extension. Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) cast the lone vote in support of the bill, which was referred to the state Committee on Transportation on Dec. 30 . LeMunyon proposed the bill to prevent the Dulles Metrorail project from relying too heavily on revenues generated by toll road users, who he believes are bearing too much of the financial burden....

By Caitlin Gibson  | January 20, 2011; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Caitlin Gibson, Loudoun County  
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Connolly to serve as top Democrat on tech panel

Rep. Gerald Connolly (Va.) has been named the top Democrat on a House subcommittee handling technology and federal procurement issues

By Ben Pershing  | January 20, 2011; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Gerald E. Connolly  
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McDonnell 'pleased' Democrats introduced liquor bill in House of Delegates

The partisan fun has really begun now. First, House Democrats laughed about how they were outmaneuvering Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell by introducing his bill to privatize the state liquor stores after no Republican delegate did. Now McDonnell is saying through a spokesman that's he's "pleased" that Del. Robert H. Brink (D-Arlington) -- the House Democrats' political leader and a member of McDonnell's Commission on Government Reform, which debated liquor privatization -- introduced the bill. "We appreciate the House Democrats choosing Delegate Brink for this important legislation,'' said McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin. "His serious reputation confirms that, by sponsoring this bill, he endorses ending this archaic government monopoly. We know he wouldn't put his good name on a measure that he doesn't support. We will review his legislation closely prior to making specific comments about it." Brink, of course, has expressed opposition to the liquor privatization proposal several times. "What I...

By Anita Kumar  | January 20, 2011; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Liquor privatization, Robert F. McDonnell, State Senate  
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Loudoun sheriff donates controversial funds to charity

After public pressure to return a $15,000 campaign contribution made by former Loudoun restaurateur and convicted felon Osama M. El-Atari, Loudoun Sheriff Steve Simpson made 15 donations of $1,000 each to local nonprofit organizations in December, according to a campaign finance report released Tuesday.

By Caitlin Gibson  | January 20, 2011; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Caitlin Gibson, Loudoun County  
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Va. congressmen tell Gates how to fix BRAC at Mark Center

Virginia's top Democrats -- U.S. Reps. James P. Moran Jr. and Gerald E. Connolly and Sens. James Webb and Mark Warner -- sent a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates outlining road and transit improvements the U.S. Army should consider in Alexandria. The letter, dated Jan. 19, follows the National Defense Authorization Act for 2011 requirement that the secretary of the Army create a transportation plan for the Base Relocation and Closure, or BRAC, movement to the Mark Center at I-395 and Seminary Road within 90 days. "Though we have serious doubts that the full implementation of BRAC #133 [Mark Center] will lead to any result other than failing levels of service, the Army can mitigate this by implementing the following recommendations," the letter read. The recommendations include waiving defense department rules and paying the $20 million for short- and mid-term road improvements at the site; subsidizing local transit and...

By Christy Goodman  | January 20, 2011; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Alexandria, Christy Goodman, Gerald E. Connolly, James P. Moran Jr., James Webb, Mark Warner, Transportation  
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GOP's 'repeal amendment' sounds like 1861, black caucus chair says

The leader of Virginia's Legislative Black Caucus says she is disturbed by what she termed "1861ish" rhetoric that surrounds the GOP's push for a constitutional amendment to allow state legislatures to repeal acts of the federal government.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | January 20, 2011; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Rosalind Helderman, State Senate  
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UPDATED: McDonnell says he'll monitor gas tax declines over the next year

Virginia needs to examine the consequences of the declining purchasing power of its gas tax revenues for transportation, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) said Thursday morning, suggesting that his mind is not entirely closed to examining gas tax increases in the future.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | January 20, 2011; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Robert F. McDonnell, Rosalind Helderman, State Senate, Transportation  
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Terry McAuliffe schmoozes Richmond

Terry McAuliffe, the once and (likely) future gubernatorial candidate who has been trying to buy a paper plant, build energy-efficient cars and lay the groundwork for a second possible run at the governor's mansion, has been prowling the halls of Richmond talking to anybody who wanted to talk this week.

By Fredrick Kunkle  | January 20, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fredrick Kunkle, General Assembly 2011, Terry McAuliffe  
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House Democrats criticize McDonnell proposal; praise Republican legislative plan

Democrats took to the House floor Wednesday to announce their opposition to Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposal to designate a portion of the state sales taxes to road projects in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads -- and to support a Republican legislative plan to tax out-of-state corporations that sell services in Virginia as a way to raise as much as $200 million for the state's traffic-clogged roads. "We are at a crossroads in this state in making a very major policy shift in taking general funding money away from education to pay for transportation," House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong said. "Are roads important? Of course they are! But we shouldn't be robbing school kids to pay for pavement." A trio of moderate Republican legislators from Northern Virginia -- Dels. David B. Albo, Thomas Davis Rust and Joe T. May -- propose taxing out-of-state corporations, including law firms, computer programming companies and...

By Anita Kumar  | January 19, 2011; 6:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Robert F. McDonnell  
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Democrats to introduce McDonnell's liquor bill in House of Delegates on Thursday

House Democrats will introduce Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell's bill to privatize the state liquor stores in the House of Delegates on Thursday, according to House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong. Del. Robert H. Brink (D-Arlington), the caucus's political leader, will sponsor the bill and hold a news conference at 2 p.m. Armstrong (D-Henry) told us last week that he was concerned that McDonnell may only introduce the controversial bill in the Democratic-led Senate -- where it will probably be killed -- so he can blame Democrats for the bill's death. As of Wednesday, the bill had only been introduced in the Senate. Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) introduced SB1417, which calls for 1,000 private retail outlets -- a scaled-back version of McDonnell's original plan. Delegates have until next Friday to introduce bills. They are limited to 15 bills. According to the governor's office, Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Prince William) has agreed to sponsor...

By Anita Kumar  | January 19, 2011; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Robert F. McDonnell, State Senate  
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Convicted murderer sues governor over stay in U.S.

A year after Gov. Bob McDonnell revoked Jens Soering's transfer to Germany, the convicted murderer and former University of Virginia honors student has filed a lawsuit questioning whether McDonnell had the authority to do so. In one of his last acts as governor, Gov. Tim Kaine (D) said he would allow Soering to serve time in his native Germany. But in one of his first reversals of his predecessor's actions, McDonnell (R) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder revoking the state's consent to the transfer, saying he had been deluged by those opposing Kaine's action. The lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in Richmond Circuit Court, asks the court to decide whether McDonnell's action was within his statutory or constitutional authority. "At this point in time, we have not been served in this case,'' McDonnell spokeswoman Taylor Thornley said. "We will have further comment if and when that...

By Anita Kumar  | January 19, 2011; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Ken Cuccinelli, Robert F. McDonnell  
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McDonnell, Bolling, Cuccinelli all report hefty 2010 fundraising

McDonnell, Bolling, Cuccinelli all report hefty 2010 fundraising

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | January 19, 2011; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bill Bolling, Ken Cuccinelli, Robert F. McDonnell, Rosalind Helderman  
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McDonnell quietly issues directive allowing open carry of firearms in state parks

"Can you imagine the family with young children who look over to the campsite next door where the person is openly carrying an AR-15?"

By Fredrick Kunkle  | January 19, 2011; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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UPDATED: Senate Republican pushes governor's ABC plan but prefers his own

Sen. Mark Obenshain (D-Harrisonburg) said he'll be filing a long-awaited bill to privatize the state's 333 ABC liquor stores Wednesday afternoon, at the request of Gov. Bob McDonnell (R).

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | January 19, 2011; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Liquor privatization, Robert F. McDonnell, Rosalind Helderman, State Senate  
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Republicans select nominee for Gear's House seat

Poquoson Mayor Gordon Helsel defeated three other candidates Tuesday night to secure the Republican nomination to replace former Del. Thomas D. Gear, who stepped down for health reasons. Helsel beat Chris Stuart, a businessman who owns a security company and serves on the Hampton City Council; Chad Green, an attorney and second vice-chairman of the York County Republican party; and Teresa Vanasse Schmidt, a day-care assistant director from Hampton. Gear had supported Schmidt. "I will continue to talk about my conservative agenda that strengthens Peninsula families by promoting free markets to help the private sector create new jobs, holding down taxes, upholding the U.S. and Virginia constitutions, cutting government waste and protecting the traditional Virginia values and principles that most Peninsula residents share,'' Helsel said in a statement. Democrats will chose a nominee Thursday though they may not have a candidate in the Republican-leaning district. Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has...

By Anita Kumar  | January 18, 2011; 10:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McDonnell, Allen have insulted Virginia's Civil War Confederate heritage, group charges

Officials of the Sons of Confederate Veterans on Tuesday decried what they called a "tide of political correctness" among Virginia politicians who they said continue to insult the state's Civil War Confederate heritage.

By Michael Ruane and Anita Kumar  | January 18, 2011; 6:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, George F. Allen, Robert F. McDonnell  
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Virginia House backs constitutional amendment to limit unions

The House of Delegates on Tuesday approved a resolution that would enshrine Virginia's "right-to-work" law in its constitution, thereby making permanent the state's traditional wariness toward the influence of labor unions. Republicans argued that Virginia's laws against compulsory union membership are key to its reputation as a business-friendly state, and that a state constitutional amendment reiterating those principles would strengthen its ability to counter recent pro-labor actions from Washington. The resolution, HJ500, sponsored by Del. Richard Bell (R-Franklin), passed 61-36. But it seems less likely to pass the Senate, where a similar measure was killed in a subcommittee....

By Fredrick Kunkle  | January 18, 2011; 6:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. Senate Republicans outline legislative agenda

Republicans in the Virginia Senate said Tuesday that one of their top legislative priorities for the year is to ensure that the state budget does not include funding for private charities or not-for-profit cultural and historical sites known as "non-state agencies." The GOP included the proposal in a package of legislative initiatives their caucus will advance during this year's legislative session, even though Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has proposed amending the state budget to include funding for several charities. McDonnell wants the state to spend $1 million to promote OpSail 2012, a tourist event that will bring tall sailing ships to ports along the Eastern seaboard to commemorate the War of 1812. He's also proposed a $500,000 grant to help fund a new headquarters for Operation Smile, a Hampton Roads-based charity that helps children with facial deformities, and another $500,000 for Virginia's food banks. Asked about the governor's proposals...

By Rosalind S. Helderman and Anita Kumar  | January 18, 2011; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, General Assembly 2011, Rosalind Helderman, State Senate  
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McDonnell names Caldwell as new press secretary

Jeff Caldwell, communications chief at the Virginia Department of Transportation, has been named Gov. Bob McDonnell's press secretary. Caldwell replaces Stacey Johnson, who left Friday to become deputy chief of staff for Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) Paul Logan, formerly deputy political communications director for the Republican Governors Association, joined the press office last week as deputy press secretary. Taylor Thornley, who currently serves as deputy press secretary and worked on McDonnell's 2009 gubernatorial campaign, will be promoted to deputy director of communications....

By Anita Kumar  | January 18, 2011; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Norquist urges legislators not to raises taxes

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform and one of the nation's best-known anti-tax activists, sent a letter to Virginia legislators Tuesday urging them to oppose any tax increases during the General Assembly's session. "There is never a good time for a tax increase, but now as you work to get this economy moving, it would be most detrimental to any prospect of economic growth and job creation,'' he wrote in his letter. "On November 2nd, all over the nation and in the Commonwealth of Virginia the voters spoke resoundingly against higher taxes and spending; I would urge you to guard against forgetting their voices during the session." Norquist singled out two bills that he said would raise taxes, including one from Del. David Albo (R-Fairfax), which would tax out-of-state corporations that sell services in Virginia as a way to raise up to $200 million for the state's traffic-clogged...

By Anita Kumar  | January 18, 2011; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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House GOP announces program against illegal immigration

A group of House Republicans announced plans Tuesday to put forward a package of at least 16 bills aimed at illegal immigrants, including bills that would revoke the driving licenses of deportees, block illegal immigrants from attending public colleges and universities, and require the state to begin tracking the number of undocumented children in public schools.

By Fredrick Kunkle  | January 18, 2011; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Fredrick Kunkle, House of Delegates, Immigration, William Howell  
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McDonnell proposes merit pay, corporate tax credits for schools

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has proposed that Virginia districts with underperforming schools be eligible for $3 million as part of a pilot program to fund teacher performance-pay awards.

By Anita Kumar  | January 18, 2011; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Robert F. McDonnell, State Senate  
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Northern Neck delegate seeks revenge on fellow legislator

Del. Albert C. Pollard Jr. (D- Northern Neck) wants some constituents of Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) to be penalized after Miller submitted legislation that prohibits menhaden fishing in the Rappahannock River-something Pollard claims will impact the economy in his region. Pollard said he plans to introduce a bill Tuesday that would require all Virginia Railway Express riders in Manassas and Manassas Park to pay an extra $1 per trip to ride the commuter rail. The proceeds, Pollard said, will go to fund economic development projects in the Northern Neck.

By Jennifer Buske  | January 18, 2011; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Democrats sponsor bills to curb Cuccinelli

A trio of Democratic legislators are sponsoring bills to curb the power of Virginia's attorney general to issue civil subpoenas under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | January 18, 2011; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Ken Cuccinelli, Rosalind Helderman  
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UPDATED: Repeal amendment stumbles at first Senate legislative hurdle

The top priority of Virginia tea party groups was summarily killed Tuesday morning by a subcommittee of the state senate.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | January 18, 2011; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Rosalind Helderman, State Senate, William Howell  
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Democratic leader wants to remove legislators from tobacco commission

For years, critics have speculated that House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong sought changes to the tobacco commission because he was bitter he was never appointed to the panel that doles out money from a settlement with the nation's tobacco companies. Now, Armstrong wants to make sure that legislators never serve on the commission. Armstrong has introduced two bills that he says would help protect millions of dollars earmarked for the most economically depressed areas of the state -- including HB2114, that would ban legislators from serving on the commission. "There is too great a temptation to want to play political patronage,'' he said. "There is a great temptation to want to try to support and help a constituent, and so you have a situation where a business person or some constituent in your district comes forward and says, 'Hey, I need some money for my business. I need some economic...

By Anita Kumar  | January 18, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Allen announcement expected soon on Senate run

As we reported earlier, former U.S. senator George Allen is expected to announce soon that he will seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2012. Allen told The Post last month that he would probably announce his decision before Democrat Jim Webb (D) revealed whether he would run for reelection. Webb said in December that he would announce a decision in the first quarter of this year. In recent weeks, sources say, the former Virginia governor has been interviewing staff. Ben Marchi, the state director of Americans for Prosperity who announced last week that he is leaving the organization after three years, is widely expected to become a top adviser to Allen. Allen plans to open his campaign headquarters in Richmond, sources say. In 2006, he was criticized for moving his campaign headquarters from Richmond to Northern Virginia because some felt that he was out of touch with the...

By Anita Kumar  | January 17, 2011; 7:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Election 2012, George F. Allen, James Webb, U.S. Senate  
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Tea party groups rally with fewer numbers but equal enthusiasm to last year

A few hundred activists affiliated with Virginia Tea Party groups rallied in Richmond Monday as part of a day-long series of events by advocacy groups timed to coincide with the Martin Luther King Day holiday.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | January 17, 2011; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Ken Cuccinelli, Robert F. McDonnell, Rosalind Helderman  
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Odd allies join forces on Va. mortgage bills

A press conference in Richmond Monday morning might have featured the strangest line-up of political allies of this year's legislative session.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | January 17, 2011; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Updated: Sons of Confederate Veterans criticize McDonnell, Allen

The Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold a news conference Tuesday to outline the "ongoing failures" of Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) to deal with a variety of history and heritage issues in Virginia. Brag Bowling, a spokesman for the group, said their complaints extend beyond McDonnell's apology for declaring April 2010 "Confederate History Month," which the group had requested in the spring. He said it will include a variety of other issues, including the ongoing dispute over the flying of the Confederate battle flag outside the Confederate Memorial Chapel behind the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. "It has been estimated that over 2 million Virginia citizens can trace their ancestry to a soldier who fought in the Confederate army,'' said B. Frank Earnest, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia. "The Civil War was a defining moment in our history and, as we enter its sesquicentennial year, it...

By Anita Kumar  | January 17, 2011; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, George F. Allen, Robert F. McDonnell  
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Kaine honors MLK in Richmond

Tim Kaine, former Virginia governor and chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is in Richmond today to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Kaine will join Organizing for America-Virginia supporters and the Democratic Party of Virginia in helping provide donated clothing to Richmond's neediest families at the North Richmond YMCA. OFA volunteers are holding community service events Monday across the country as part of a national effort to celebrate the work of King and answer his call to service. "Today we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who championed civil rights and was a 'drum major' for justice; who stated that 'nonviolence is the only path to freedom' and lived that philosophy; who showed us that the way to a better future is to bring people, without regard to their skin color, into the mainstream of American life as quickly as possible; and who forged a path...

By Anita Kumar  | January 17, 2011; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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