Government & Politics

Government & Politics
8:35 am
Mon March 24, 2014

VaNews for 03.24.14

New rules for scooters and mopeds in Virginia are in effect with more to come later this year…and the state is being asked to reconsider eligibility requirements for high school athletes. Those stories are among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org

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Begins July 1st
4:00 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Voter Identification Law

Virginia's new voter ID law that limits access to the ballot without the proper photo ID will soon go into effect, and the State Board of Elections is tasked with informing the public about the new change before the November elections.

The Board's strategy includes launching a voter outreach, marketing, and public awareness campaign well before then.

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Agreement on Caboose Budget
4:21 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

State Budget Update

Agencies relying on state funding are hoping that when Virginia lawmakers reconvene next week for a Special Session, they'll be able to set aside their differences and pass a budget.  

While Medicaid expansion is a huge sticking point, it's not the only issue where lawmakers have some philosophical differences.

Senate Finance Co-Chair Walter Stosch says the more optimistic news is their agreement on the caboose budget—the bill that adjusts current fiscal year spending.

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The Governor's Circle
4:21 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

PAC & Play

The Governor's Mansion in Richmond

Critics are attacking Governor Terry McAuliffe for selling access to his office – offering opportunities to meet with him and other leaders in exchange for payments of up to $100,000. 

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Virginia Public Access Project
4:41 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

VaNews for 03.17.14

Was it a drone or a toy above UVA?  Plus, a nice smile may get you out of a traffic ticket. Those stories are among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

 

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