Democrats in Virginia are laying blame for the government shutdown at the feet of Virginia Republican Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader.
Most people on Capitol Hill don't even understand the arcane rules governing Congress. But an impassioned parliamentarian inquiry by Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen has now been clicked on by nearly two million people on YouTube. He says a rule change is what's keeping the government's lights off.
A packed room full of almost evenly divided speakers gave Virginia lawmakers an earful over how they should proceed with potentially expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. With more than 160 people signed up to speak at three minutes each, members of the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission will have much to consider before they make final recommendations.
For more than a century, coal companies here in Virginia have been transforming wooded hillsides -- strip mining more than a million acres of land in Central Appalachia.
They're required to restore those sites, but environmentalists aren't always happy with the results, and area residents find no economic use for the land. Now, however, there's something new happening on old mining sites.
It’s that time of year when a gardener’s thoughts turn to the coming frost. In most of Virginia, that’s sometime around mid-October. Many can't resist trying to preserve some tender plants for next spring.
His term as Virginia’s chief executive is in its final stretch, but Governor McDonnell has rolled out a full plate of initiatives and budget actions he’ll propose before he leaves office. He’ll announce more details on each soon. The Governor’s so-called “Sprint to the Finish” is a blueprint for his final 100 days in office.
McDonnell plans to step up efforts to restore felons’ rights.