Government & Politics

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

Associated Press

Governor Terry McAuliffe’s effort to restore voting rights to former felons is attracting some criticism from Republicans, who say the move a politically motivated effort to help his friend Hillary Clinton win the White House. 

Associated Press

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn former Governor Bob McDonnell’s conviction for corruption may have had consequences far beyond the fate of the former governor and his wife. 

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The old saying goes that there are only two things certain in the world, death and taxes. However, that’s not necessarily true for the short-term rental market.

Associated Press

Stories of shootings involving police and the public are often in the news, but officials in Virginia are hoping to prevent them here. Attorney General Mark Herring traveled more than 2,500 this summer to meet with law enforcement and community leaders in 22 cities.  Now, the governor is planning his own listening tours, beginning tomorrow in Richmond.  

With incumbent Congressman Robert Hurt stepping down, one of the largest districts in the state is now up for grabs.  Candidates Jane Ditmar and Tom Garett met this week for the first in a series of debates.