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Va. court ruling on business taxes could mean big loss of tax revenue

Local governments in Northern Virginia are bracing for millions of dollars in potential tax refunds to businesses after a Virginia Supreme Court ruling on how out-of-state receipts may be deducted from a company’s taxable income.Read full article >>

Fairfax County to create commission in wake of Geer shooting controversy

In the midst of an investigation of a police shooting of an unarmed man, Chairman Sharon Bulova of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors plans to announce a new 25-member police commission on Tuesday.Read full article >>

Former Fairfax board chair Hanley appointed to county electoral board

Former Fairfax County board of supervisors chairman Katherine F. Hanley has been appointed to the county’s electoral board, county officials plan to announce Tuesday.Hanley, a Democrat who is also a former Secretary of the Commonwealth...Show More Summary

Marijuana oil now allowed in Virginia for victims of severe epilepsy

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) signed legislation Thursday allowing the use of medical marijuana oil for people suffering from severe epilepsy.As marijuana becomes legal in the District, advocates in neighboring Virginia said they thought even this first small step toward medical use would never be taken.Read full article >>

With time to spare, Va. lawmakers finish work on proposed budget

RICHMOND — Virginia’s House and Senate on Thursday sent Gov. Terry McAuliffe a state budget in which the most remarkable feature was its timing: ahead of schedule.One year after they let a budget battle drag on until June, putting...Show More Summary

Va. General Assembly agrees to compensate eugenics victims

RICHMOND — The Virginia General Assembly has agreed to compensate individuals who were forcibly sterilized under the 20th-century practice of eugenics.A budget passed by both chambers Thursday, and awaiting the governor’s signature, sets aside $400,000 — or $25,000 for each victim or his or her estate.Read full article >>

Silberberg joins Alexandria Democratic mayoral primary race

Allison Silberberg, Alexandria’s vice mayor, said she plans to enter the city’s Democratic mayoral primary on June 9, challenging incumbent mayor William Euille and former mayor Kerry Donley.Silberberg, 51, an author who is currently...Show More Summary

Deals on ethics rules, reporting of sexual assaults wrap up Va. session

RICHMOND — In a frenzied final push late Friday, the General Assembly came to an agreement on the knotty issues of campus sexual assaults and ethics legislation — and managed to end the 2015 session one day ahead of schedule.Read full article >>

Va. Republican Party spokesman to announce departure

RICHMOND — The spokesman for the Republican Party of Virginia will announce Friday that he is leaving to take a job that will allow him more time with his young family.Garren Shipley, who has been spokesman for five years, said heShow More Summary

Virginia Senate Republicans were set to sink ethics bill

RICHMOND — Senate Republicans were ready to sink an ethics reform bill they thought was flawed until House Speaker William J. Howell threatened to shame them publicly if they passed nothing, participants in Friday’s last-minute negotiations said.Read full article >>

Norquist: Revamping gas tax violates anti-tax pledge

Grover Norquist has a little advice for Virginia legislators as they look around for ways to pay the commonwealth’s ever-growing transportation tab: If you want to honor your no-tax pledge, don’t link the gas tax to inflation. Read full article >>

Virginia Politics blog has moved

Looking for Virginia politics stories? Our Virginia Politics blog has moved. Please check our new Virginia Politics page Here’s where you’ll find statewide political stories as well as government and politics issues from towns, cities and counties around the Commonwealth from our staff and other media sources. Read full article >>

Fairfax County may force smoking workers to take cessation classes, lawyer says

Fairfax County may legally force employees who smoke to take classes aimed at helping them quit, but it can’t require workers to actually kick the habit, the county’s top attorney has informed the Board of Supervisors. Read full article >>

Fact-checking Pete Snyder’s barbecue claim

It’s one of those candidate claims just begging to be fact-checked: Pete Snyder, a Republican running for lieutenant governor of Virginia, holds himself out to be a “World Championship certified BBQ judge.” Read full article >>

Tareq Salahi rebuffs GOP pledge in governor’s race

Tareq Salahi, the vintner and White House party crasher running as a Republican for Virginia governor, is refusing to sign a pledge to support all of the party’s 2013 nominees — a stance that could prevent his participation in the GOP convention and lead to an independent bid. Read full article >>

Conflict of interest charges raised over Arlington transit vote

Arlington County Board member Libby Garvey is questioning whether fellow board member Chris Zimmerman should vote on a matter related to the Columbia Pike streetcar project because he is a consultant with a major international construction firm that has worked for Arlington on transit issues. Read full article >>

Environment, economy, energy factors in debate over uranium mining in Virginia

The question of whether to allow uranium mining in Virginia could come down to a debate over the environment, energy and the economy. A panel convened to discuss the issue on Wednesday at the annual AP Day at the Capitol in RichmondShow More Summary

Va. Sen.-elect Tim Kaine reaches out, across aisle to fellow freshman Ted Cruz of Texas

Sen.-elect Timothy F. Kaine (D-Va.) has a new Republican BFF: fellow freshman Ted Cruz of Texas. Kaine and Cruz have neighboring offices on Capitol Hill, and their proximity has served as a catalyst for a budding relationship. Talking...Show More Summary

Ralph Northam to formally announce lieutenant governor bid

State Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk) will formally announce his bid for lieutenant governor Thursday afternoon, promoting himself as someone who would help steer an evenly split Senate away from the social agenda pushed by Republicans in the last General Assembly session. Read full article >>

Bill would make texting from car reckless driving

Texting from behind the wheel would constitute reckless driving under a bill submitted by two Virginia lawmakers, one of whom opposed tougher penalties on the offense earlier this year. Del. Ben Cline (R-Rockbridge) and Del. Scott A....Show More Summary

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