Government & Politics

An in-depth look at the issues and policies of our government from the local, state and national levels.

Associated Press

This week, Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe issued yet another executive order, this time to bypass the General Assembly and take a look at ways the commonwealth can respond to climate change. It’s the latest example of a governor who has increasingly taken to using executive power to accomplish his agenda, a trend that’s causing alarm among Republican leaders in the General Assembly.

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Democrats are hoping to make gun-control a central plank in this year’s elections, but Virginia Republicans say it’s a bad idea.

Associated Press

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s political career may be over. But his days raising money are not.

Associated Press

With today's Supreme Court ruling, many Virginia politicians are speaking up in support of the state's ex-Governor. But they're also thinking about what the ruling means for politics in the Commonwealth.

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Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are breathing a sigh of relief today, after the United States Supreme court threw our their convictions for corruption and conspiracy. 

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