Gilbert: Ethics bill will restore trust in government
March 2nd, 2015
Former Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s conviction on public corruption charges was the catalyst for the ethics bill that passed the General Assembly on Friday, but its stricter limits on gift giving don’t stop with state elected officials.
Verdict is in for judgeship candidates
February 25th, 2015
Area courts will be seating four new judges after unanimous votes of approval in the General Assembly Wednesday.
Bill to allow remote trapping regulations
February 19th, 2015
A bill passed by the Virginia General Assembly this week will allow the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to set regulations regarding remote trapping.
Democrat running in 26th Senate District
February 17th, 2015
Incumbent Republican Mark Obenshain has at least one Democratic challenger in the 26th state Senate District.
Williamson retiring as Frederick County sheriff
February 13th, 2015
Frederick County Sheriff Robert Williamson announced his impending retirement Friday, ending a stint in office that spanned 24 years.
Bohan starts campaign for Frederick County sheriff
February 12th, 2015
STEPHENS CITY — A school security officer and retired agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced Thursday he is running for the Republican nomination for Frederick County sheriff.
Obenshain running for re-election
February 10th, 2015
Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, announced Tuesday that he is seeking a fourth term in the General Assembly.
License plate privacy bill clears Virginia Senate
February 6th, 2015
A bill restricting the ability of law enforcement to retain information collected from license plate readers passed the Virginia General Assembly Senate 38-0 on Friday.
U.S. House OKs small business bill
February 6th, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill 260-163 this week that requires federal agencies to assess the impact of regulations on small businesses.
McAuliffe, Herring offer anti-heroin legislation
February 4th, 2015
Virginia’s top two elected officials are trying to use the General Assembly session to bolster efforts to reduce a heroin epidemic plaguing the northern Shenandoah Valley and the rest of the state.
Murray announces bid to retain supervisor seat
January 22nd, 2015
Warren County Supervisor Daniel J. Murray Jr. announced his re-election bid Thursday.
Vogel downplays missed vote on immigrant bill
January 21st, 2015
State Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel, R-Upperville, downplayed a vote she missed Tuesday on a bill that would have scrapped in-state tuition for public college students who came to this country years ago as illegal immigrants.
January 21st, 2015
Members of Republican Women of Shenandoah County attended the annual Virginia Federation of Republican Women Legislative Day held at the downtown Richmond Marriott on Jan. 15. Shown here, from left, are Sue Hughes, 6th District representative from the Virginia federation; Toia Middleton, first vice president of the Shenandoah County organization, and Laura Cadden, a member of the Shenandoah County organization. Also shown are Del. Todd Gilbert, back left, and state Sen. Mark Obenshain. Courtesy photo
Obama’s tax plan: ‘Mixed bag’
January 20th, 2015
Industry insiders sounded off on the tax plan President Barack Obama presented to Congress in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Comstock settling into duties
January 16th, 2015
Barbara Comstock’s first days as the new congresswoman from the 10th District have been filled with committee assignments, her first votes and floor speeches and getting to know her House colleagues.
Lawmakers back safety, privacy bills
January 15th, 2015
Protecting privacy, controlling state spending, expanding gun ownership rights and safer soccer goals are among the issues on the minds of two area legislators in the 2015 General Assembly session.
Aiming to make a difference
January 14th, 2015
RICHMOND — The General Assembly convened Wednesday for the first day of its 2015 session amid hopes that at least some of the thousands of bills expected to be introduced will pass and make a meaningful difference in the lives of the state’s 8.3 million residents.
Gov. McAuliffe announces equality agenda for 2015 session
January 13th, 2015
For the 2015 General Assembly legislative session, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced an equal opportunity agenda for women and gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender workers throughout the Commonwealth.
McDonnell’s sentencing hits many hard
January 7th, 2015
The two-year prison sentence a federal judge imposed on former Gov. Bob McDonnell Tuesday was far lighter than what prosecutors had sought, but it was enough to leave some local lawmakers and Republican party activists dismayed and unsettled.
Likely ’16 voters show support for climate change legislation
December 30th, 2014
The attitudes of many voters on the subject of climate change and global warming appear to shifting.