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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: General Assembly

Va. budget cuts have hit mental health programs, report shows

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.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | March 9, 2011; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General Assembly, General Assembly 2011, Rosalind Helderman  
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UPDATED: New delegate will be sworn in Wednesday

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).

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | March 9, 2011; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Rosalind Helderman  
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Consumer groups hit Saslaw over car title lending

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.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | March 7, 2011; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  General Assembly, Rosalind Helderman  
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In feisty radio interview, Saslaw fights back on car title lending, abortion regulation

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.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | March 4, 2011; 3:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General Assembly, Rosalind Helderman, Timothy M. Kaine, Tom Perriello  
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House panel kills bill to add legal protections for gay state employees

A House of Delegates subcommittee has killed a proposal to write legal protections for gay state employees in Virginia code.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | February 15, 2011; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  General Assembly, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Ken Cuccinelli, Robert F. McDonnell, Rosalind Helderman, State Senate  
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The 2011 bills: Where do they stand?

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.

By The Associated Press  | February 11, 2011; 7:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

McDonnell rolls out more support for transportation plan, Rosalind S. Helderman , January 13, 2011
Herring introduces legislation to outlaw 'Spice', Caitlin Gibson , November 29, 2010
Demonstrators urge lawmakers to 'save our schools', Anne Bartlett , February 22, 2010
Planned Parenthood license plates bill clears Va. Senate, By Rosalind S. Helderman , February 16, 2010
House panel approves repeal of gun-a-month law, Anita Kumar , February 12, 2010
Bill to end radar detector ban advances, Washington Post Editors , February 4, 2010
 
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