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  • School budget, internet sales tax on Roanoke County supervisors agenda

    School budget, internet sales tax on Roanoke County supervisors agenda

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:21 GMT
    The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors is expected to pass a resolution supporting the internet sales tax bill, which would force internet companies to pay the same state taxes as local brick and mortar businesses.
    The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors is expected to pass a resolution supporting the internet sales tax bill, which would force internet companies to pay the same state taxes as local brick and mortar businesses.
  • Botetourt County delegate hopes budget compromise can be reached soon

    Botetourt County delegate hopes budget compromise can be reached soon

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:16 GMT
    Delegate Terry Austin (R- Buchanan) hopes to see a compromise among Republicans and Democrats in the General Assembly.
    Delegate Terry Austin (R- Buchanan) hopes to see a compromise among Republicans and Democrats in the General Assembly.
  • Former Governor Bob McDonnell back in court today

    Former Governor Bob McDonnell back in court today

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:51 GMT
    Former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen will be back in court asking a U.S. District Judge to dismiss most of the charges in their corruption case.
    Former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen will be back in court asking a U.S. District Judge to dismiss most of the charges in their corruption case.
  • Judge will not dismiss charges against Bob McDonnell

    Judge will not dismiss charges against Bob McDonnell

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:48 GMT
    A judge ruled the former governor and his wife will also be tried together.
    A judge ruled the former governor and his wife will also be tried together.
  • FACT CHECK: Warner votes with Obama 97 percent of the time

    FACT CHECK: Warner votes with Obama 97 percent of the time

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:32 GMT
    We're more than five months away from November's election, but that's not stopping some early campaigning by the candidates.
    We're more than five months away from November's election, but that's not stopping some early campaigning by the candidates.
  • Governor McAuliffe to focus on the economy today in Danville

    Governor McAuliffe to focus on the economy today in Danville

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:08 GMT
    Governor Terry McAuliffe will be in Danville today focusing on the economy. McAuliffe will speak to the Danville Chamber of Commerce Board this morning at 11.
    Governor Terry McAuliffe will be in Danville today focusing on the economy. McAuliffe will speak to the Danville Chamber of Commerce Board this morning at 11.
  • Lieutenant Governor Northam to make stops in the NRV today

    Lieutenant Governor Northam to make stops in the NRV today

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:53 GMT
    Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam will make stops in Wytheville, Carroll County and Dublin this afternoon.
    Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam will make stops in Wytheville, Carroll County and Dublin this afternoon.
  • Lt. Governor Ralph Northam to tour Southside today

    Lt. Governor Ralph Northam to tour Southside today

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:49 GMT
    Lt. Governor Ralph Northam will make stops in Martinsville and Danville today.
    Lt. Governor Ralph Northam will make stops in Martinsville and Danville today.
  • Gillespie, Griffith talk EPA regulations during Salem stop

    Gillespie, Griffith talk EPA regulations during Salem stop

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:33 GMT
    Representative Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) and Senate candidate Ed Gillespie both believe the new regulations will be harmful for families and workers in Southwest Virginia.
    Representative Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) and Senate candidate Ed Gillespie both believe the new regulations will be harmful for families and workers in Southwest Virginia.
  • Congressmen call for creation of Virginia heroin task force

    Congressmen call for creation of Virginia heroin task force

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:12 GMT
    12 members of Virginia's Congressional Delegation are calling on Governor Terry McAuliffe to create a statewide task force to address the growing heroin problem.
    12 members of Virginia's Congressional Delegation are calling on Governor Terry McAuliffe to create a statewide task force to address the growing heroin problem.
  • Ed Gillespie ready to be front and center

    Ed Gillespie ready to be front and center

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:07 GMT
    After two decades of working behind the scenes in Washington, Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie is looking to forge his own path.
    After two decades of working behind the scenes in Washington, Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie is looking to forge his own path.
  • Virginia Senator Phillip Puckett to resign today

    Virginia Senator Phillip Puckett to resign today

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:54 GMT
    Democratic State Senator Phillip Puckett is expected to resign today according to multiple reports.
    Democratic State Senator Phillip Puckett is expected to resign today according to multiple reports.
  • Salem residents could see higher fees

    Salem residents could see higher fees

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:54 GMT
    Salem City Council is working towards passing a final budget and residents in Salem could see higher fees when that budget is passed this summer. The reason behind the potential increases is a desired
    Salem City Council is working towards passing a final budget and residents in Salem could see higher fees when that budget is passed this summer. The reason behind the potential increases is a desired raise for city workers.
  • Virginia Senate to discuss budget Thursday with Republican majority

    Virginia Senate to discuss budget Thursday with Republican majority

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:45 GMT
    Republicans now have full control of the General Assembly. It could put Governor Terry McAuliffe in a difficult position as he pushes for Medicaid expansion according to Hollins Political Science Professor Dr. Ed Lynch.
    Republicans now have full control of the General Assembly. It could put Governor Terry McAuliffe in a difficult position as he pushes for Medicaid expansion according to Hollins Political Science Professor Dr. Ed Lynch.
  • Edwards, Habeeb: Budget could pass this week

    Edwards, Habeeb: Budget could pass this week

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:41 GMT
    Senator John Edwards (D-Roanoke) and Delegate Greg Habeeb (R-Salem) both believe a compromise could be reached quickly. The Senate and House of Delegates will reconvene Thursday.
    Senator John Edwards (D-Roanoke) and Delegate Greg Habeeb (R-Salem) both believe a compromise could be reached quickly. The Senate and House of Delegates will reconvene Thursday.
  • Corruption trial of former gov. Bob McDonnell starts today

    Corruption trial of former gov. Bob McDonnell starts today

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:41:19 GMT
    The former first couple of Virginia is facing more than a dozen corruption charges over their relationship with former Star Scientific CEO Johnnie Williams.
    The former first couple of Virginia is facing more than a dozen corruption charges over their relationship with former Star Scientific CEO Johnnie Williams.
  • Mark Warner, Ed Gillespie to meet for the first time this weekend

    Mark Warner, Ed Gillespie to meet for the first time this weekend

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:53:47 GMT
    (WSLS) - Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie will go head-to-head on stage for the first time this weekend. With a little more than three months until November's election, Warner holds a sizeable lead in the polls. The latest Roanoke College poll released this week shows the first term senator 25 points ahead of Gillespie.
    (WSLS) - Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie will go head-to-head on stage for the first time this weekend. With a little more than three months until November's election, Warner holds a sizeable lead in the polls. The latest Roanoke College poll released this week shows the first term senator 25 points ahead of Gillespie.
  • General Assembly back in Richmond today hoping to pass a budget

    General Assembly back in Richmond today hoping to pass a budget

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:30 GMT
    State lawmakers will make their way back to Richmond to work toward finalizing a budget. The General Assembly was called back into session shortly after Senator Phillip Puckett's (D-Russell) resignation on Monday.
    State lawmakers will make their way back to Richmond to work toward finalizing a budget. The General Assembly was called back into session shortly after Senator Phillip Puckett's (D-Russell) resignation on Monday.
  • Political expert weighs-in on Virginia Senate race

    Political expert weighs-in on Virginia Senate race

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:27 GMT
    Ed Gillespie is spending this week pushing his economic plan after winning the Republican senate nomination last weekend. He's running against incumbent Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia), who's also campaigning around his duties in Washington.
    Ed Gillespie is spending this week pushing his economic plan after winning the Republican senate nomination last weekend. He's running against incumbent Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia), who's also campaigning around his duties in Washington.
  • Governor McAuliffe to stop in Radford today

    Governor McAuliffe to stop in Radford today

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:51 GMT

    Governor Terry McAuliffe will speak at the American Legion Boys State of Virginia today in Radford.

    Governor Terry McAuliffe will speak at the American Legion Boys State of Virginia today in Radford.

  • Governor McAuliffe to discuss the budget today in Richmond

    Governor McAuliffe to discuss the budget today in Richmond

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:46 GMT
    Governor Terry McAuliffe will hold a news conference today in Richmond to discuss the budget. After Senator Phillip Puckett's (D-Russell) resignation last week, Republicans passed a budget that did not include Medicaid expansion.
    Governor Terry McAuliffe will hold a news conference today in Richmond to discuss the budget. After Senator Phillip Puckett's (D-Russell) resignation last week, Republicans passed a budget that did not include Medicaid expansion.
  • McAuliffe to sign budget, not work with General Assembly on Medicaid

    McAuliffe to sign budget, not work with General Assembly on Medicaid

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:42 GMT
    Governor Terry McAuliffe will veto the Medicaid amendment that would have required the General Assembly to approve any type of expansion.
    Governor Terry McAuliffe will veto the Medicaid amendment that would have required the General Assembly to approve any type of expansion.
  • House of Delegates to consider governor vetoes today

    House of Delegates to consider governor vetoes today

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:35 GMT
    It will focus on several vetoes from Governor Terry McAuliffe in the budget, including an amendment requiring Medicaid expansion be approved by the General Assembly.
    It will focus on several vetoes from Governor Terry McAuliffe in the budget, including an amendment requiring Medicaid expansion be approved by the General Assembly.
  • Morgan Griffith says comprehensive immigration won't pass House

    Morgan Griffith says comprehensive immigration won't pass House

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:24:54 GMT
    Griffith believes only a step-by-step immigration plan can get through Congress, especially with midterm elections just four months away.
    Griffith believes only a step-by-step immigration plan can get through Congress, especially with midterm elections just four months away.
  • Trouble at the Governor's Mansion

    Trouble at the Governor's Mansion

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 5:56 PM EST2014-03-05 22:56:08 GMT
    Gov. Bob McDonnellGov. Bob McDonnell
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Emails between the administration of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and a consulting group show that things inside the Virginia executive mansion were in disarray long before an alleged gifts-for-influence scandal broke.The Associated Press obtained the four-month correspondence from Virginia Commonwealth University's Performance Management Group which was helping first lady Maureen McDonnell deal with staff turnover and discontent.Bob and Maureen McDonnell face trial in July ...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Emails between the administration of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and a consulting group show that things inside the Virginia executive mansion were in disarray long before an alleged gifts-for-influence scandal broke.The Associated Press obtained the four-month correspondence from Virginia Commonwealth University's Performance Management Group which was helping first lady Maureen McDonnell deal with staff turnover and discontent.Bob and Maureen McDonnell face trial in July ...
  • Paul Ryan Speaks at Eric Cantor's Campaign Breakfast

    Paul Ryan Speaks at Eric Cantor's Campaign Breakfast

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 3:33 PM EST2014-02-25 20:33:49 GMT
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin says the Republican Party can't just point out problems - it has to offer solutions.The former vice presidential candidate and possible contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination was the guest speaker at House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's campaign breakfast in Richmond on Tuesday.Click here for morenews on Eric CantorThe Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1foZ7uT ) reports that Ryan told about 1,500 Virginia Republicans that...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin says the Republican Party can't just point out problems - it has to offer solutions.The former vice presidential candidate and possible contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination was the guest speaker at House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's campaign breakfast in Richmond on Tuesday.Click here for morenews on Eric CantorThe Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1foZ7uT ) reports that Ryan told about 1,500 Virginia Republicans that...
  • More Americans say they're independents

    More Americans say they’re independents

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 3:51 PM EST2014-01-08 20:51:19 GMT
    A record number of Americans consider themselves politically independent, according to a new poll from Gallup.
    A record number of Americans consider themselves politically independent, according to a new poll from Gallup.
  • Bill Clinton to Campaign with Terry McAuliffe

    Bill Clinton to Campaign with Terry McAuliffe

    Sunday, October 20 2013 11:54 PM EDT2013-10-21 03:54:55 GMT
    Former President Bill Clinton will campaign with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. The 3 day campaign around the Commonwealth begins next Sunday. This announcement comes a day after
    Former President Bill Clinton will campaign with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.
  • I-Team: Caramadre client list

    I-Team: Caramadre client list

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-10-09 22:19:31 GMT
    A former Democratic Party chairman, a retired judge and a monsignor are among hundreds of people who invested in variable annuities that used terminally ill patients as the annuitants.
    A former Democratic Party chairman, a retired judge and a monsignor are among hundreds of people who invested in variable annuities that used terminally ill patients as the annuitants.
  • Rescue Mission; Children victims of food stamp cuts

    Rescue Mission; Children victims of food stamp cuts

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:20:14 GMT
    Starting midnight on Friday, $5 billion from the economic stimulus runs out for SNAP. That means money on EBT cards will drop back to 2009 levels. 47 million American's nationwide will feel the impact.
    Starting midnight on Friday, $5 billion from the economic stimulus runs out for SNAP. That means money on EBT cards will drop back to 2009 levels. 47 million American's nationwide will feel the impact.
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