Government & Politics

Government & Politics
6:29 am
Mon December 16, 2013

VaNews for 12.16.13

A monument to important women in Virginia history is drawing attention because of one who won’t be included....and as bills flood into Richmond for the upcoming General Assembly session one delegate is making it his business to stop some of them at the door. 

Those stories are among the most clicked over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link.

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Government & Politics
8:33 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Virginia Lawmakers Hoping to Help Ease Sequester

Credit wvec.com

Lawmakers in Virginia helped the House clear a bill easing sequestration for the next two years.

Lawmakers in both parties say the bill falls woefully short of what the nation needs. Still, with Congress divided 332 lawmakers held their noses and supported the legislation. While conservative groups oppose the deal, Virginia Republican Morgan Griffith says it’s better than leaving sequestration in place for the next two years.

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Memorializing the Former Leader
12:18 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

W&L Politics Professor Shares Thoughts on Mandela

Tyler Dickovick, Washington & Lee

World leaders gathered today for Nelson Mandela’s mass memorial---  and a Washington and Lee professor has followed the events in South Africa with particular interest.

Tyler Dickovick specializes in African politics, and has done significant research on the former president’s role in erasing justice and inequality.  Dickovick says Mandela’s story has significant meaning in the classroom for any student of politics or social sciences.

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Attorney General Election
6:44 am
Tue December 10, 2013

AG Recount Rules Established

A three-judge panel has set the rules for next week’s statewide recount of the Attorney General’s election between Democrat Mark Herring and Republican Mark Obenshain.  With a historically narrow 165-vote margin separating the two men, the details were strategically important to the candidates’ lawyers-who spent hours on Monday arguing their positions at a Richmond hearing.  The recount will include examination of thousands of undervoted ballots-to determine if no votes were cast for that office or if the machines did not read them the first time.

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Virginia Public Access Project
9:40 am
Mon December 9, 2013

VaNews for 12.09.13

Some lawmakers from Northern Virginia are pushing to cut back on the number of out-of-state students admitted to state universities. And descendants of those buried in a Prince William County cemetery are upset about that their loved ones will have to make way for a new football stadium.

Those stories are among the most clicked over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link.

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