State Government

Government & Politics
8:33 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Virginia Lawmakers Hoping to Help Ease Sequester

Credit wvec.com

Lawmakers in Virginia helped the House clear a bill easing sequestration for the next two years.

Lawmakers in both parties say the bill falls woefully short of what the nation needs. Still, with Congress divided 332 lawmakers held their noses and supported the legislation. While conservative groups oppose the deal, Virginia Republican Morgan Griffith says it’s better than leaving sequestration in place for the next two years.

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Averting a Shutdown
8:20 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Budget Deal: A Good Thing for Virginia?

Credit Alex Wong

The bipartisan budget deal reached in Congress is expected to bring a lot of relief to the commonwealth of Virginia, though Virginia lawmakers still say it isn’t perfect.

Fear of another government shutdown early next year is dissipating here at the Capitol. The agreement increases federal spending by about forty five billion dollars, sets spending levels for the next two years and offers federal agencies some relief from sequestration. Virginia Republican Congressman Randy Forbes says is giving the agreement muted praise.

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December 17th
5:02 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Recount Set for AG Race

Richmond Circuit Court

A Richmond Court has heard preliminary arguments that set the stage for the recount in the Virginia Attorney General's race, which was decided by the closest statewide margin in modern Virginia history.  

The proceedings took much of the day because attorneys for Senator Mark Obenshain, who called for the recount, asked the court to outline specific guidelines.

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Fairfax Electoral Board
4:27 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Officials Examine Possible Voting Irregularities

Credit Stock Image: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images via NPR

Some members of the State Board of Elections have again raised the issue of potential vote-counting irregularities in Fairfax County, but this time a major focus was on which provisional ballots should have been counted. 

While the entire Fairfax Electoral Board was unable to attend today’s state meeting to explain, one member traveled to Richmond to begin a discussion about what happened. 

 

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Government & Politics
5:08 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Mark Obenshain Requests a Recount

Republican State Senator Mark Obenshain is turning to a special court that includes the chief Richmond Circuit Court judge … to aid him in a ballot recount of the closest statewide race in modern Virginia history. Although his Democratic opponent, Mark Herring, has been certified the winner in the Attorney General's election by a 165-vote margin, Obenshain and his team believe there's a chance that votes were missed or might be invalidated.

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