State Government en VA Lawmakers Weigh In on the GOP's ACA Lawsuit <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 18.399999618530273px;">The U.S. House is preparing for a big debate this week over whether President Obama overstepped his power by delaying the health care mandate for businesses. Virginia lawmakers have much to say about the challenge.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:54 +0000 Matt Laslo 24949 at VA Lawmakers Weigh In on the GOP's ACA Lawsuit VaNews for 7.28.14 <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 18.88888931274414px; line-height: 28.000001907348633px;">A Virginia town is exploring its options for regulating fortune telling... and the state has come up with a new idea for moving more people into farming.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:14:38 +0000 Fred Echols 24948 at VaNews for 7.28.14 Medical Expenses & Tax Breaks <p></p><p>With people still adjusting to their insurance policies and premiums under the Affordable Care Act, now might not be the ideal time to tell Virginians that sales taxes associated with some health procedures, prescriptions, and even Band Aids could be passed on to them.&nbsp; But that was one of the issues the Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate Tax Preferences.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:17:40 +0000 Tommie McNeil 24813 at Medical Expenses & Tax Breaks Corruption Trial Begins Monday <p>The federal corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, begins on Monday.&nbsp; Federal prosecutors allege the former first couple performed official acts to promote Star Scientific’s products in exchange for roughly $165,000 in gifts and loans from its ex-CEO, Jonnie Williams—then failed to disclose most of those gifts.</p><p>McDonnell says he never made such an agreement--and the company received NO quid pro quo.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:31:36 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 24809 at Corruption Trial Begins Monday VA Lawmakers Debate Border Crisis Situation <p>Lawmakers in the region are divided over how to deal with the president's request for emergency money to deal with the flood of unaccompanied minors.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The new Republican proposal calls for deploying the National Guard to the border, while also funding more immigration judges to quickly process the unaccompanied children.&nbsp;The proposal still faces an uphill battle - even in the GOP. Here’s Virginia Republican Congressman Randy Forbes who has been calling for more border security.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:22:43 +0000 Matt Laslo 24789 at VA Lawmakers Debate Border Crisis Situation