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Drug courts to get $6 million

Virginia’s 14 drug courts survived the General Assembly budget battle and will get a $6 million allocation under the agreement just hammered out. But a new $2 million program to help inmates re-enter society after prison was gutted. The Daily ...

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Judicial elections in OT?

The General Assembly will extend its session by three days, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Disagreements remain on the budget, but legislators apparently can’t agree on judicial choices, either. Some 36 seats – including a spot on both the State Corporation ...

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Griffith makes case for reappointment

Norfolk Circuit Judge Charles D. Griffith Jr. acknowledged to members of the Senate and House Courts of Justice Committees yesterday that there’s usually “a kernel of truth” to any complaint about a judge’s performance or demeanor. He said he believes ...

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General Assembly: Judges and more judges

The General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn this weekend, but there is some currently unfinished business on selection of judges. With the House of Delegates in the hands of the Rs and the Senate controlled by the Ds, it will ...

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Supreme Court rejects transportation plan

The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today that the regional transportation plan for Northern Virginia violates the state constitution. The constitution bars the imposition of taxes by non-elected bodies such as the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn ...

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Effort to kill cash proffers fails for year

A comprehensive restructuring of the way localities pay for the costs of growth perhaps proved to be too comprehensive too soon. Senate Bill 768 would have replaced cash proffers, the amount developers pay per unit to get a rezoning approved, ...

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Nichol out at W&M

The Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary announced in a statement this morning that President Gene Nichol had resigned following the board’s decision not to renew his contract. Nichol also released a statement, noting that he ...

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