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  • Charlottesville mayor wants special session to remove Confederate statue

    08/18/2017 12:29:36 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 8/18/17 | reuters
    Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer said in a statement that whether the monuments go to museums, cemeteries or elsewhere, "it is clear that they no longer can be celebrated in shared civic areas, like Charlottesville's Downtown Mall."
  • Va. House candidate accused of racist posts says there's more to the story [DEM]

    05/23/2017 5:04:49 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 44 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/22/17 | Patrick Wilson
    Tom Brock, a Democratic House of Delegates candidate from Hampton Roads under fire for past social media posts, said Monday that his posting of racial jokes in 2011 is being taken out of context.((snip)In that conversation, Brock wrote: “Q: Why do kids prefer white teachers over black teachers? A: It is easier to bring an apple than a watermelon?”
  • Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill To Protect Police From Violent Protesters

    05/01/2017 8:45:47 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | May 1, 2017 | Phillip Stucky
    The Republican-sponsored bill made any acts of violence towards police officers, firefighters, and members of the National Guard a class 3 felony, punishable by 5 to 20 years in prison, and a $100,000 fine. McAuliffe vetoed the measure because he wanted to include the same penalty for anyone inciting violence due to someone’s “race, religious convictions, color, sexual orientation, or national origin,” he said in a statement. . . . Republican Delegate Scott Lingamfelter slammed McAuliffe’s decision, calling the governor’s decision “disgusting.” “They’re putting their lives literally on the line to protect the public, and anyone who would murder them,...
  • [VA State] Senator Black Urges Pres. Trump Not to Attack Syria

    04/06/2017 2:05:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | 4/6/17 | State Sen. Richard Black
    Senate and former top prosecutor at the Pentagon said, "I defy anyone to give me a motive for Assad using gas on women and children."  Senator Black cited the 2013 sarin gas attack that was falsely blamed on President Assad and warned against a knee-jerk reaction into war, based upon accounts detailed by White Helmets and rebels, who are at war with President Assad.  "If President Assad had these weapons, why wouldn't he use them on ISIS soldiers instead of his own people?  ISIS are masters of manipulation and we cannot take America to the brink of WWIII based upon...
  • Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill Prohibiting Punishment of Those Who Believe in Biblical Marriage

    03/30/2017 8:31:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Christian News ^ | 3/28/17 | Heather Clark
    RICHMOND, Va. — The Democratic governor of Virginia has vetoed a religious freedom bill which would have prohibited the government from punishing those who believe in biblical marriage and conduct their public lives in accordance with that conviction. “Although couched as a ‘religious freedom’ bill, this legislation is nothing more than an attempt to stigmatize,” Gov. Terry McAuliffe asserted in a statement on Thursday in rejecting S.B. 2314 and H.B. 2025. “No person shall be required to participate in the solemnization of any marriage, or subject to any penalty by the Commonwealth, or its political subdivisions or representatives or agents,...
  • McAuliffe Attempts to Resurrect Virginia ‘One-Gun-a-Month’ Policy

    03/30/2017 12:01:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 30, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) wants the state's legislature to adopt a bill forbidding citizens from purchasing more than one gun per month. McAuliffe submitted the proposal, which includes punishments of up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine, as an amendment to an unrelated, Republican-backed gun bill that would have prevented other states from obtaining information about concealed-handgun permit holders in Virginia.
  • Virginia Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Bill Allowing Those With Protective Orders to Carry Guns

    03/28/2017 11:04:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 3/28/17 | Stephen Gutowski
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) vetoed a bill on Friday that aimed to allow victims of domestic violence to carry concealed firearms without obtaining a permit. House Bill 1852 would allow anyone in Virginia who has a protective order and is over 21 to carry a concealed firearm without a permit for up to 45 days after the order is issued. It would then give anyone with an active order an additional 45 days to carry concealed should they apply for a permanent concealed-handgun permit, which can take up to 45 days to process. The person with the protective order...
  • McAuliffe Vetoes Bill to Share Data About Voters Registered in Multiple States

    Virginia governor has vetoed several bills intended to fight voter fraud Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) vetoed a bill that would require the state Department of Elections to turn over information to local registrars about individuals who are registered to vote in multiple states simultaneously. McAuliffe has vetoed a handful of bills in recent weeks intended to prevent voter fraud. The bill, HB 2343, was introduced by Republican delegate Robert B. Bell and would have required the Department of Elections "to provide to the general registrars a list of registered voters who have been found through list comparisons and data-matching...
  • McAuliffe vetoes bill on photo ID for absentee ballots (Virginia)

    03/11/2017 4:58:36 PM PST · by Perseverando · 33 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | March 9, 2017 | By Andrew Cain | Richmond Times-Dispatch
    RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill that would require voters to submit photo ID when requesting a physical absentee ballot, calling it an “unnecessary and impractical barrier” to absentee voting. House Bill 1428, sponsored by Del. Hyland F. “Buddy” Fowler Jr., R-Hanover, would require any voter submitting an application for an absentee ballot by mail or by fax to submit with the application a copy of one of the forms of ID acceptable under current law. The bill would exempt from the requirement military and overseas voters and people with disabilities. “The requirement would not in any...
  • Virginia governor vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

    02/21/2017 7:16:27 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 25 replies
    http://www.reuters.com ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | Ian Simpson
    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have blocked funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions and other health services. The bill passed by the Republican-controlled legislature would have barred the state from providing funds to clinics that perform abortions not covered by Medicaid, the federal healthcare program for the poor.
  • Rocky Holcomb wins Virginia Beach House race

    01/10/2017 8:09:14 PM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    Wavy ^ | 10 january 2017 | Wavy
    <p>VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP/WAVY) — A Republican sheriff’s office captain has defeated a Democratic school teacher in the race for a Virginia Beach-area House of Delegates seat.</p> <p>Unofficial results from the state Department of Elections show N.D. “Rocky” Holcomb III beat Cheryl Turpin by about six percentage points Tuesday in the 85th District.</p>
  • Virginia Democrat: I Think We Should Have A Gun Registry

    12/08/2016 6:22:35 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/7/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Barbara Favola says she doesn’t want to take away your guns. She just wants to know what you’re packing. The Arlington Democrat is proposing to have the state study whether the registration of firearms in Virginia is feasible, because she believes arming police with a database of gun records would provide them with an additional tool to fight crime. But she knows even a study will draw opposition in Richmond […] “My guess is that there will not be a single Republican who will vote for this bill,” says Sen Richard Black (R-Loudoun). “The whole purpose of [the study]...
  • VDOT awards I-66 procurement bid: Project to be funded entirely by private sector

    11/11/2016 8:22:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Fairfax County Times ^ | November 11, 2016 | Angela Woolsey
    The Commonwealth of Virginia awarded procurement of its Transform66 Outside the Beltway project to I-66 Express Mobility Partners, a consortium of private companies, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Nov. 3. I-66 Express Mobility Partners, which consists of transportation infrastructure company Cintra, public infrastructure investment firm Meridiam, and the contractors Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers VA, Inc., will be responsible for financing, designing, building, maintaining and operating the interstate expansion. The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Transform66 Outside the Beltway project will add two express lanes in each direction between I-495 and Gainesville along with three general purpose lanes...
  • 'Yes We Khan'? Fundraiser Started to Get Khizr Khan to Run for Virginia Legislature

    08/05/2016 9:09:33 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 44 replies
    nbc ^ | 8/4 | chuck
    He isn't a politician, but many are hoping the father of a slain Muslim-American war hero will become one after his powerful Democratic National Convention speech. Leading the effort to get Khizr Khan to consider a run for elected office is Vietnam veteran and Democratic activist Tom Keefe, who launched a fundraiser on Wednesday called "Yes We Khan." The campaign, which aims to get Khan in the Virginia House of Delegates, raised more than $11,000 in just 24 hours. Keefe, who also attended the DNC and was on stage with other veterans during Gen. John Allen's speech, told NBC News...
  • GOP sues to block McAuliffe order to let 200,000 Virginia felons vote

    PARIS — With its guffawing masculine hilarity, the National Assembly, France’s lower house of Parliament, would not be put to shame by the most boisterous American state legislature. The marble-and-velvet setting may be more elegant, but the rowdy laughter says the same thing: Men dominate. Over the last week, that male world has been shaken. The Assembly’s vice president, Denis Baupin, was forced to resign after several women came forward publicly with accusations that he had sexually harassed numerous female colleagues for years. One said Mr. Baupin had pushed her against a wall, grabbed one of her breasts and tried...
  • Virginia elections board adopts new voter registration form on party-line vote

    04/28/2016 10:15:32 PM PDT · by EDINVA · 5 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | April 29, 2016 | Michael Martz
    This year’s impending presidential election loomed large in a party-line vote by the State Board of Elections on Thursday to overhaul Virginia’s voter registration form to make it easier for Virginians to vote. ..... The board’s action was not related directly to McAuliffe’s sweeping executive order last week to restore voting and other civil rights to an estimated 206,000 felons.
  • Cruz’ ex co-chair in Virginia heads to Syria, praises Assad

    04/27/2016 6:49:44 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 25 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 27 April 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz’s former campaign co-chairman in Virginia has traveled to Syria and promised support for the government of President Bashar Assad, who U.S. officials have repeatedly said has lost the legitimacy to rule the war-torn country. Virginia state Sen. Dick Black’s trip to a Middle Eastern country in the midst of a civil war and his comments in the face of official U.S. foreign policy are highly unusual for a state lawmaker. Black, an outspoken Republican, is a part-time state senator who has no role in official U.S. foreign policy. Still, he has met...
  • Virginia governor vetoes 'religious exemption' bill

    03/30/2016 8:52:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2016 10:37 AM EDT | Alan Suderman
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation he said would legalize discrimination of the LGBT community. The Democratic governor made the announcement Wednesday during a radio appearance on WTOP. The measure would prohibit the state from punishing religious groups that refuse services related to gay marriages. Republican supporters said it would protect people from expressing their religious beliefs. …
  • Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill Designed to Protect Gay Marriage Opponents

    03/30/2016 9:17:29 AM PDT · by IChing · 54 replies
    NBC4 Washington ^ | 3/30/16 | AP
    <p>Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation he said would legalize discrimination against LGBT people.</p> <p>The Democratic governor signed his veto of Senate Bill 41 Wednesday morning while on WTOP.</p> <p>"We're not going to tolerate discrimination. Virginia will be open and welcoming," he said.</p>
  • Bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood passes state senate (Virginia)

    03/09/2016 1:13:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    cavalierdaily.com ^ | March 9, 2016 | Ankita Satpathy
    A bill removing funding from Planned Parenthood and similar organizations in the state passed the Virginia Senate Monday by a vote of 21-19. The senators voted strictly along party lines — 21 votes supporting the bill came from the Republican party, while the 19 opposing votes came from the Democratic party. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has not yet acted upon the bill, which passed the House on Feb. 16 in a 64-35 vote. According to the bill summary, the bill, “prohibits the Department of Health from spending any funds on an abortion that is not qualified for matching funds under...