Salem Council Expected to Delay Chicken Vote
McDonnell Walks Tightrope
McDonnell Talks to Obama at White House
Cantor: Defense of Marriage Act Action by Friday
Radtke Says Republicans Must Do More to Cut Spending, Including Cantor
Lawmakers Reflect on the Session
Lawmakers Reject Governor’s Plan for Sex Offenders
U.S. Files Response to Virginia Health Care Challenge
Bay Advocates Retire
Hope Tried to Ban Smoking [...]

Assembly Approves Budget, Adjourns
Lawmakers End with Increased Spending on Health Care, Schools
Capitol Scorecard
School Systems Sweat Over PE Requirements
Ashley McIntosh’s Death, Morther’s Campaign Led to Passage of Traffic Bill
Norment’s Hands-Free Cell Phone Bill Fails
Gloucester’s Fight for Open Government
How Much Help Does Norfolk Mayor Fraim Need
Norfolk Ordinance Could Have ‘Em Dancing in the Street
Councilwoman’s Attorney Asks for [...]

1. Ignoring Bobby Scott
Kaine, Periello, Boucher… even Don Beyer in Switzerland¬†before he took his hat out of the ring
I must be missing something.
Why do I think that it’s so unusual that Democrats have barely mentioned Congressman Bobby Scott’s name as a possible 2012 Senate candidate?
I don’t quite understand it.
He’s served as a strong Democratic voice [...]

Conferees Agree on Broad Budget Outline
Marshall Weighs Senate Run
2nd Virginia School in 10 Commandment Flap
McDonnell Talks Up His Support of Wisconsin Governor
Legislators Foresee Overtime
Hotel Taxes Approved-Except in Arlington
Abortion Law Passed But Many Questions Remain
Protestors Target New Abortion Clinic Regulations
Synthetic Pot Bill Nears Approval
Lawmakers Say Court Vacancies Won’t Be Filled
Whipple Retires
Pollard Won’t Seek Re-election to House
Wampler [...]

Cantor “Taken Aback” By Obama Move not to Defend Marriage Laws
Radtke Blasts Obama for Not Defending Marriage Act
Senate Passes Bill to Regulate Abortion Clinics Like Hospitals
Cuccinelli Reaction
African-Americans Split in School Choice Battle
McDonnell Balanced Budget Proposal Dies in Senate
House Nominates McClanahan for Supreme Court
Virginia to Invest Nearly $8M in Prince William Commuter Parking
Lawmakers Raise Medical Malpractice [...]

10 Commandments Return to School District Depends on Outcome of Legal Battle
Virginia Unions Upset with McDonnell Over Wisconsin Stance
Soering Asks Governor for Parole, Deportation
Budget Deal Deadline Extended to Thursday
Senate Puts Off Major Abotion Vote to Thursday
Under Federal Threat, House Endorses $3M to Move Disabled from Institutions
Effort to Remove “Retardation” from Bill Rejected
Former Allen Consultant Joins [...]

Giles County School Board Votes to Remove Ten Commandments
McDonnell Doesn’t Rule Out Veepstakes
McDonnell to Speak at Shad Planking
Virginia Finds Charity Purporting to Represent Navy Vets Committed Fraud
Wisconsn’s Strife Unlikely in Virginia
Budget Negotiators Report Progress
Senate Begins Process to Strengthen Private Property Rights
Industry, Lawmakers Strike Deal on Alcohol Billboards
Houck Higher Ed Bill Passes House
“Tax Breaks for Yachts” [...]

McDonnell Says He’d Likely Accept VEEP Spot if Asked
Pep Rally for Kaine
Beyer Rules Out Senate Race
Candidates Sought for High Court
Budget Deal Off to Balky Start
Compromise Reached Over Alcohol Billboards
McDonnell Urges Lawmakers to Add Money for Developmentally Disabled
Legislators Differ on Group Home Proposals
Senate Panel Refuses to Hear Illegal Immigration Bills
Optional Retirement Plan Fails
Cost to Keep Sexual [...]

Texas Poised to Pass Bill Allowing Guns on Campus, Supporters Cite Virginia Tech
JJ Crowd Urges Kaine to Run
Kaine to Huddle with Former Staffers
O’Malley’s JJ Remarks
McDonnell Response to O’Malley
Perriello Kicked Out of Egypt
Webb Isn’t Running But Won’t Stop Moving
House-Senate Budgets Far Apart on K-12
Golf Cart Bills Move Through Assembly
McDonnell Dedicates Ag Complex
Military in Hampton Roads Feeds [...]

1. The Kaine Preference
The Democratic Party establishment made it clear at the JJ dinner last might that Tim Kaine is its first choice for a Senate nominee to replace Jim Webb. Speaker after speaker expressed their perference for the former Governor openly and directly. And while Kaine told an interviewer just a few weeks ago [...]