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Herndon delegate announces retirement amid tough reelection bid

RICHMOND — Del. Thomas Davis Rust, facing a tough reelection fight, announced Wednesday that he will drop his bid for another term.Rust (R-Herndon), who was mayor of Herndon for almost 20 years, served 13 years in the House with a focus on transportation and education issues.Read full article >>

McAuliffe officials try to get Va. House to change vote on lethal injection

RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration tried — and failed — to reverse a House of Delegates vote killing a bill that opponents say would have shrouded state-sponsored executions in unprecedented secrecy, lawmakers said.Read full article >>

W.Va. lawmakers OK proposal to scale back prevailing wage

By Jonathan Mattise, The Herald-Dispatch West Virginia House delegates approved a scale-back of the state's prevailing wage for public construction projects Saturday — a bill that's now just a step or two from heading to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

West Virginia lawmakers pass 20-week abortion ban

West Virginia's state Senate has approved an abortion ban at 20 weeks' pregnancy, as the state House of Delegates did earlier, and by hefty margins likely to withstand a possible veto.

West Virginia Considering Bill To Block Local Governments From Extending LGBT Protections

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The West Virginia House of Delegates is considering a bill that would eliminate several LGBT anti-discrimination measures passed in the state. The legislation would prohibit local governments from enacting anti-discrimination protections that are different from those in place at the state level. Show More Summary

West Virginia Bill Will Put Obamacare IN JAIL

Another day, another gem of innovative legislation from Republicans in West Virginia: In another salvo against the federal Affordable Care Act, some Republicans in West Virginia’s House of Delegates want to make it a crime for state and federal officials to enforce the health-care law. Read more on West Virginia Bill Will Put Obamacare IN JAIL…

Bill Would Make It Criminal to Enforce Obamacare

“In another salvo against the federal Affordable Care Act, some Republicans in West Virginia’s House of Delegates want to make it a crime for state and federal officials to enforce the health-care law,” the Charleston Gazette reports. The post Bill Would Make It Criminal to Enforce Obamacare appeared first on Political Wire.

PETA's Killing Machine Loses in Landslide 95-2 Vote in Virginia

The bill to rein in PETA's killing at their headquarters in Virginia passed the House of Delegates in a landslide 95-2 vote. Shelters will now be required by definition to make efforts to adopt out animals, instead of summarily killing...Show More Summary

Virginia Now Legally Allows Public Breastfeeding, Because This Is Still A Battle American Moms Have To Fight

After a new bill passed in both the state Senate and House of Delegates, Virginia is now poised to become the 48th state that legally protects mothers’ rights to breastfeed in public. Yes, I know how crazy that sounds. Because it … More...Show More Summary

WV Lawmaker Randy Smith Accuses Lawmakers Of Kowtowing To Frontier Communications

West Virginia Delegate Randy Smith, R-Preston, is accusing the GOP-controlled House of Delegates leadership of refusing to run bills that will improve high-speed internet in the state because the legislation could harm Frontier Communications. Show More Summary

Concerned About the Firing of Kelvin Cochran, GOP Congressmen Write Atlanta Mayor Reed

Several members of Georgia’s U.S. House delegation have sent a letter to Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed expressing their concern over the firing of Kelvin Cochran, the fire chief who self-published a book that contained passages critical of homosexuals. Show More Summary

Nancy Pelosi is going to Cuba

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

The House Democratic leader joins a delegation of Democrats visiting Cuba 'in friendship.'

Pelosi Leads All-Dem Congressional Delegation to Cuba

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

These days, everybody is going to Cuba, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is one of them, as well as ten of her Congressional friends.

In abortion fight, why doesn't every rightist VA lawmaker just say 'I am not a doctor, but…'?

Republican Delegate Bob Marshall wants to keep Virginia's regulations forcing abortion-clinic closures on the books. The Virginia House of Delegates last week proved once again that it doesn't care one bit about women's well-being. In...Show More Summary

ABA 'Encourages' Law Schools to Offer Debt Counseling to Students

ABA Journal, Counsel Young Lawyers About Debt, ABA Policymakers Urge Law Schools and Bar Groups: The ABA House of Delegates unanimously adopted a resolution on Monday urging law schools and bar associations to counsel young attorneys on student loan debt. Resolution 106 urges law schools to provide “comprehensive debt counseling...

ABA 'Encourages' Law Schools to Offer Debt Counseling

Is the American Bar Association finally taking law school debt seriously? On Monday, the ABA's House of Delegates adopted Resolution 106, which "encourages law schools to offer comprehensive debt counseling and debt management education" to students and encourages bar associations to provide the same for newly admitted lawyers. But curiously......

A massively inappropriate attack

“Speak truth to power” advised the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. So let’s do it.On Sunday, The Post published the editorial “‘Massive resistance,’ again,” equating House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell (R-Stafford) to white supremacist Harry F. Show More Summary

Meanwhile in West Virginia

Our rapid descent into a fully fledged wingnut run state continues: The West Virginia House of Delegates began moving a bill Thursday to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill is very similar to one that was passed last year, only to be vetoed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. The bill is one [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Virginia House Subcommittee Kills Anti-gay 'License to Discriminate' Bill

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A bill that would have allowed religious-based discrimination against gays failed to pass a Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee Thursday, the Washington Blade reports: House Bill 1414, which state Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William County) introduced last month, specifically cited...

VIRGINIA: Lawmakers Kill Bill That Would Have Legalized Anti-Gay Discrimination

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

John Riley reports at MetroWeek: A Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee dealt the LGBT community in the commonwealth a rare bit of good news after the eight-person panel rejected a bill patroned by Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas Park,...Show More Summary

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