Three Virginia-based free speech groups have filed for dismissal of their federal court challenge to the Virginia Board of Elections’ ban on wearing political messages in polling places. In a joint press release, The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection ...Read More »
Hookah lounges – where customers use water pipes to smoke flavored tobacco – could face extinction with Virginia’s new smoking ban, owners tell the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The smoking dens, operated out of restaurants, apparently are popular with students and Middle ...Read More »
Harold W. Burgess Jr., a juvenile and domestic relations district court judge in Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights, appears to have the inside track on the circuit court vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Cleo E. Powell to the ...Read More »
Gov. Tim Kaine appointed retiring Del. Ken Melvin, D-Portsmouth, today to the Portsmouth Circuit Court effective May 1. The appointment had been expected after the 12-term legislator announced his retirement earlier this year. Melvin, 56, is a sole practitioners specializing ...Read More »
Gov. Tim Kaine is proposing amendments to legislation that would make sure that the state gets $125 million in unemployment money from the federal stimulus package. The state already has received $62.5 million as part of the unemployment modernization program ...
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Del. Franklin P. Hall, D-Richmond, announced his retirement today after 34 years in the General Assembly, and Gov. Timothy M. Kaine promptly appointed him to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. Hall, 70, served as House minority leader from 2002-2008, ...Read More »
Gov. Tim Kaine has vetoed a handful of bills from this year’s General Assembly session aimed at increasing the scope of Virginia’s death penalty. In particular, the governor has refused to sign legislation that would modify Virginia’s “triggerman” rule to ...Read More »