A new national report shows that Virginia has cut funding for mental health programs by 9 percent since 2007, the 17th-largest such spending reduction in the country.
The newest member of the Virginia House of Delegates will be sworn in Wednesday afternoon, as Poquoson Mayor Gordon Helsel (R) takes the seat that was held by Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton).
The top Democrat in the Virginia state Senate is getting whacked by a coalition of consumer advocacy groups that are generally more often at odds with Republicans.
Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (D) faced down an unexpected caller on WAMU's Politics Hour -- Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News), calling to castigate Saslaw for sponsoring a bill to reverse a six-month-old ban on Virginia car title lenders giving cash to out-of-state drivers.
A House of Delegates subcommittee has killed a proposal to write legal protections for gay state employees in Virginia code.
Rosalind S. Helderman
| February 15, 2011; 7:30 PM ET |
Categories: General Assembly, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Ken Cuccinelli, Robert F. McDonnell, Rosalind Helderman, State Senate
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Here's the fate of some of the key bills as the Virginia General Assembly at the halfway point of the 2011 legislative session. The session is scheduled to end Feb. 26.