Government & Politics

Government & Politics
12:45 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Tale of Two Gun Rallies

Hundreds of people, some of them armed, were in Richmond Tuesday - hoping to sway lawmakers toward voting for or against further regulation of guns. 

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Law & Crime
6:25 am
Wed January 22, 2014

McDonnell Indictment Prompts Response

Credit www.timesdisptatch.com

Former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen have been indicted by a federal jury on 14 counts related to gifts and loans they received from former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams. McDonnell made a public statement at a Richmond law firm and said they have been falsely accused.  He stated that he never promised—and Jonnie Williams and Star Scientific never received—any government benefit of any kind from him or his administration.  He noted that the federal investigation has been indescribably agonizing, but he believes that the facts and the law are on his side.

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Hearing for Sex Offenders
4:56 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Bill Tackles Criminal Name Changes

It’s fairly easy for people in Virginia to change their name, but when it comes to sex offenders, one state lawmaker thinks it should be more difficult.

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VA Senate Votes to Repeal
4:23 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Lawmakers Consider Hybrid Tax Issue

The annual license tax imposed on hybrid vehicles as part of last year’s transportation-funding law may be on its way out.  The Virginia Senate has voted overwhelmingly to repeal the tax, which was never popular in the first place.

Lawmakers who did not want to jeopardize the transportation compromise last year now feel free to get rid of that provision.

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Early Voting, Vote by Mail Project
3:35 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Legislation Aims for Voting Ease

Voting could be easier if one Virginia lawmaker has his way.  One proposal would  allow absentee ballots from anyone who’d like to vote early – and another that could lead to voting by mail.

 Audio FileSandy Hausman reports.  Edit | Remove

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