Even if Virginia Democrats win the Lieutenant Governor’s race this year that won’t be enough to give them control of the state Senate unless they also win at least one other contest.
Both parties are gearing up for a possible special Senate election in Tidewater....and the state legislative building in Richmond is a surprisingly dangerous place. Those stories have been among the most read this past week at the Virginia Public Access Projects’ VaNews link.
Planned Parenthood and abortion-rights advocates may have lost the battle over the implementation of new Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities, but now the organization is targeting the gubernatorial campaign of the man they say is responsible for those new laws.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is now the recipient of Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC’s “Gynotician of the Year Award.”
Child advocates are calling out statewide candidates and demanding they take a stand on children's issues and make them a MAJOR part of their campaigns.
The “Strong Kids, Strong Virginia” initiative was launched after a recent Mason-Dixon survey found that the gubernatorial candidates' views on the matter are murkier than those of current and former governors.
A panel of state lawmakers has begun a serious review of Virginia’s tax credits, exemptions, deductions, and similar “preferences.”
The evaluation comes after the Joint Audit and Legislative Review Commission found that the tax breaks did not always perform as intended, were often inefficient, and cost the state billions of dollars in revenues.