Government & Politics

Bolling Won't Run for Governor

Mar 12, 2013

Republican Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling will not run for Governor this year as an Independent.  Bolling announced his decision in an e-mail to supporters.  

The two top contenders to be governor of Virginia talked about the weather last week while a Republican delegate decided he’d seen enough of politics. Both those stories were among the most clicked on Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link at vpap.org Fred Echols reports.

VaNews for 03.04.13

Mar 4, 2013

Owners of hybrid vehicles in Virginia are letting Governor McDonnell know what they think of one provision of the new transportation bill and a lawmaker from Hampton Roads is retiring after 30 years in the General Assembly. Those are two of the most read newspaper stories at Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at vpap.org.

Prosecutors and public defenders in Virginia are paid by the state, but on average, lawyers who work for the Commonwealth’s Attorney make 25% more than lawyers who defend the poor.  Now that  one public defender is asking for a raise, and others may follow suit.

VA Sen. Mark Obenshain's Legislation

Feb 28, 2013

Some of the laws that passed during this year's General Assembly session did so with little fanfare. Others gained lots of attention initially but received little follow-up—and one lawmaker sponsored two such bills.  While you may not hear much about them now, they're likely to become hot topics in the near future since that lawmaker is running for higher office.

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