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Virginia was the only southern state Hillary Clinton won in November’s presidential election. But election-year politics aren’t over in the Commonwealth. In addition to voting for a Governor and Lieutenant Governor, 100 state delegate seats are also up for grabs this November. Which leaves Democrats in Virginia wondering: can they transfer that national energy into state elections? 

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Virginia is the nation’s third largest producer of marine products, behind Alaska and Louisiana. But working waterfronts in coastal Virginia are under increasing threats from development, sea level rise, subsidence, and loss of marine habitat to name a few. 

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For the last three years, leaders from across Virginia have been looking at improving the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. But now that they’re done, critics say the final result won’t do much to improve transparency. 

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Members of the General Assembly are preparing for the upcoming session, and a number of key issues are emerging. But there’s one issue that’s not expected to be part of the discussion.

With the General Assembly session weeks away, state leaders are already worried about balancing the books for the next budget. And one issue is proving to be particularly difficult.