Government & Politics

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

Per Virginia’s constitution, any felon -- violent and nonviolent -- can’t vote unless their rights are restored by the Governor. It’s been the subject of a summer’s-long court battle that finally ended this week. However, the conversation over changes to Virginia’s laws on the matter is just getting started.

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A potential hack is a growing concern amongst lawmakers in Washington.

The numbers compare rather well with other states.

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Democrats are hoping that Donald Trump’s behavior on the campaign trail may be able to help them with military voters in Virginia.

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Congress is back after taking the summer off and lawmakers are wrangling over how to keep the federal government’s lights on after funding runs out at the end of the month. Virginia lawmakers are upset that they’re left with few good options.