Kaine-Allen Neck and Neck
McDonnell Will Renew Push for ABC Privatization
New Laws Taking Effect
Armstrong Targeted
Hangar May Seek Legislative Remedy for School of Deaf and Blind
Saslaw Declines Helicopter Ride to Uranium Site
McDonnell Announces Tornado Recovery Loans, But Not for Hampton Roads
Justice Approves Loudoun Redistricting
Judge Tosses Discrimination Verdict Won By Tech Women
Dever Named TNCC President
Connie Brennan to Seek [...]

Dempsey Fast Tracked from Fort Monroe to Joint Chiefs Chair
McDonnell Says Better Communication Might Have Saved Love’s Life
Colgan Running
House, Senate Far Apart on Congressional Redistricting
Stuart Yet to File Election Expenses
Virginia Lawmakers Say Army Plan for Mark Center is Bad
Ozmore Resigns from ABC Board
Pulaski Town Councilman Charged with DUI
Insurance Premiums to Drop for Some Under New [...]

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 [...]

Obama Says Kaine Would be Great Senator
Kaine Won’t Announce Intention This Weekend
Elleithee Says 5 Dems Could Win
Would Perriello Be Better for Obama?
Allen Best Be Wary of Grassroots
McDonnell Helps Cantor Raise Money
Ticer to Retire
Evans Announces Run Against Reynolds to Tea Party
Senators Brawl Over Ploy to Kill Hotel Occupancy Tax
Antiabortion Bills Fail in Senate Committee
Roanoke Labor Day [...]

In Wake of DOJ Report, McDonnell Proposes Spending Money to Move Developmentally Disabled to Community Based Care
Virginia Officials: $2B in 10 Years for Disabled
Virginia Agrees to Allow Alcohol Ads on Billboards
Kaine Talks to Obama
White House Confrms Talk with Kaine
Waiting Kaine
Perriello Will Consider Senate Run if Kaine Doesn’t
Webb for Kaine
Webb Commends Urbanski Nomination
Wittman Touts Telework Bill
Goodlatte Says [...]

Cantor Says GOP Will Defund Health Care Law
Bolling Breaks Ties
Assembly Hands McDonnell Defeat on ABC Privatization
Kimball Payne’s Assembly Roundup
Eminent Domain Restrictions Pass in House, Fail in Senate
Senate Passes Bills to Crack Down on Texting While Driving
Senate Backs Autism Treatment Coverage
Senate Okays Bills Requiring Contractors to Verify Work Status
Senate Bill Banning Drinking While Carrying Firearms Advances
Senate [...]

1. Whiskey Before Breakfast
That’s the song all the proponents of ABC privatization are singing this week. They must feel like taking a good stiff shot after the administration’s latest proposal couldn’t even get a hearing inside the Assembly.
It’s a case study in how difficult it is to reshape government to focus only on “core services.”
No one [...]

Anti-Abortion Group Releases Video of Richmond Planned Parenthood
$152M Increase in Projected Revenue
House Approves McDonnell’s Roads Plan
McDonnell, Duncan Discuss No Child Left Behind
Plan to Divert School Money for Pensions Draws Fire
House and Senate Pass Phys Ed Mandates
House Panel Rejects Ban on Red Light Cameras
House Panel Okays Protective Orders Bill, in Wake of Love’s Death
Synthetic Pot Bill [...]

House Committee Won’t Consider ABC Privatization
Assembly Splits on Giving State Workers 401K Option
Jones Ends Push to Replace Pensions with 401K Style Plan
Virginia Senate Panel Rejects Triggerman Bill
Senate Approves Protections for Gay Workers, House Remains Opposed
Senate Panel Approves Smith Bill to Post Budget Bill Online
Both Chambers Okay Inmates Working at Rest Stops
Protective Order Expansion Bill Advances [...]