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Garrett Proposes to Decriminalize Marijuana on a Federal Level

Rep. Tom Garrett, introduced legislation Monday that would federally decriminalize marijuana, according to a news release from his office. The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition...

Medical Marijuana Bill Dies in House Subcommittee

An effort to expand the use of medical marijuana in Virginia stalled in the General Assembly, but groups that want to reform the state's...

Gas Prices Unchanged

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.11/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 4,081 gas...

Many Taking Advantage of New Virginia DMV Payment Plan

RICHMOND – Legislation effective January 1 has enabled the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to allow motorists whose licenses have been suspended for...

Lawmakers Creating More Laws Aimed at Prescription Pain Killers

A slate of bills aimed at curbing rampant opioid addiction and abuse will head to the governor’s desk. The six bills are designed to...

Perriello Supports Two Years Free College

Tom Perriello, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Virginia governor, touted the value of community colleges as a path to the middle class...

Governor Vetoe’s Concealed Switchblades and “Tebow Bill”

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation that would allow people to carry concealed switchblades and a bill that would allow home-schooled students to...

McAuliffe, Record Holder in Number of Vetoes

Gov. Terry McAuliffe broke the record for most vetoes by a Virginia governor Thursday by striking two Republican-backed bills aimed at protecting religious groups...

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Retired Police to Carry Guns on School Property

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation that will allow some retired police officers to carry guns while working as security guards in Virginia schools,...

Gas Prices Unchanged in Virginia

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.09/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 4,081 gas...

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