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Virginia elections board fines Gillespie campaign for TV ads

(AP) The Republican candidate in last year’s Virginia governor’s race has been fined $2,000 for two television ads, despite both parties asking state regulators to disregard complaints filed against one another. The State Board of Elections voted 2-0-1 May 21 ...

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Governor signs bill giving nurse practitioners more autonomy

(AP) Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed a bill allowing most nurse practitioners to gain the autonomy to practice without a physician’s oversight. Northam’s spokesman said April 5 the governor had signed the measure sponsored by Republican Del. Roxann Robinson. A statement from the ...

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Governor signs bill raising felony theft threshold

(AP) Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation that will soften the penalties for people caught stealing smaller-dollar items. The Democratic governor announced April 4 that he’d approved a bill that raises the state’s felony theft threshold from $200 to $500. ...

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Bill would give Virginia nurse practitioners more autonomy

RICHMOND (AP) Most Virginia nurse practitioners could gain the autonomy to practice without a physician’s oversight if Gov. Ralph Northam signs a bill the General Assembly passed with near-unanimous support. The measure would allow most types of nurse practitioners with five ...

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Fee cap for state-hired outside lawyers vetoed (access required)

Gov. Ralph Northam has vetoed the General Assembly’s proposed limit on the amount the state can pay outside litigation attorneys. Senate Bill 926, introduced by Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, was presented as a money-saving measure. Northam vetoed the legislation March ...

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