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Lottery profits are supposed to go to education. Critics, however, say lawmakers are engaged in a bait and switch.

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Supporters of expanding Medicaid are celebrating movement in the House of Delegates after many years of resistance. The House included an expansion in its state budget proposal released over the weekend.

The expansion still has to get through the Senate, though, which did not include  the effort in its budget version.

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The city of Buena Vista has won the latest round in its legal battle against an insurance company. And Culpeper County is trying to decide whether to embrace the solar power industry.

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The freshman class in Virginia’s House of Delegates is the most diverse in history. It is also one of the youngest.

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Virginia lawmakers have mixed reactions to the sweeping federal budget proposal President Trump released this week.

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  Members of a Richmond City Council work group did not give their stamp of approval to a cigarette tax Thursday - pushing off the decision to a later date. The conversation comes after the city recently passed an increase to the meals tax.

 

When Richmond City Council voted to increase the meals tax to help pay for new schools, it was controversial. Many asked: Why don’t we tax cigarettes? So Councilman Parker Agelasto submitted an additional proposal to do just that.

 

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Should Hollywood moguls get money from Virginia taxpayers? Lawmakers in Richmond are divided.

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A hundred years ago this November, the First World War came to an end.  All of those who fought are now gone, but the Virginia Museum of  History and Culture wants Americans to remember what that conflict meant on the battlefield and here at home. 

Senate OKs Raising Fuel Tax In Western Virginia To Improve I-81

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An additional fuel tax of 2.1 percent would be levied in western Virginia under a Senate bill approved Tuesday creating a regional transportation fund to help pay for improvements on busy Interstate 81.

Gun violence is back in the news this week. It’s also a topic that lawmakers in Richmond are debating.

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