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February 25, 2019  •  

VA Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

The Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die on February 24. During the 47-day session, lawmakers failed to pass bills creating campaign contribution limits for candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, or state legislators. A gift notification is due three […]

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Loudoun County officials announced a special election for the 33rd state Senate District seat on January 8, 2019. Candidates have until November 19 to file for the seat, but Democrats and Republicans will meet this weekend to vote for their […]

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Speaker Kirk Cox formally calls a special election to fill House District 24 on December 18. The House of Delegates seat must be filled before the 2019 legislative session begins in January. Del. Ben Cline vacated the 24th District seat […]

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In an election upset, Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Dave Brat lost his House seat to Abigail Spanberger. Spanberger, who has never held public office, is a former CIA officer and Federal Postal Inspector. A Democrat, Spanberger won the election in […]

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October 23, 2018  •  

Expert to Redraw VA District Maps

Federal judges have appointed a University of California political science professor, Bernard Grofman, to redraw House of Delegates congressional maps. In June, the court ordered lawmakers to redraw lines to address racial gerrymandering by the end of October. The General […]

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Lawmakers in the Virginia House of Delegates have canceled a redistricting session scheduled for October 21. Gov. Ralph Northam has previously stated his intentions to veto the current redistricting proposal, House Bill 7003, if the bill reaches his desk. Without […]

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Gov. Ralph Northam signed a proclamation calling Virginia lawmakers into a special session on August 30. The purpose of the special session is to redraw districts of the House of Delegates. A U.S. District Court ruled on June 26 that […]

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Del. Greg Habeeb announced his resignation from the House of Delegates 8th District. Habeeb has served in the House since winning the seat in a special election in January 2011. Habeeb cited the desire to spend more time with family […]

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March 14, 2018  •  

Virginia Special Session Called

Gov. Ralph Northam called for a special session of the Legislature this week to finish work on the state’s budget. The session will convene April 11, just one month after the adjournment of the regular session. Lawmakers voted unanimously last […]

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Virginia’s General Assembly adjourned its 2018 regular legislative session Saturday, March 10. During the 60-day session, legislators were unable to pass a state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Gov. Ralph Northam promised to call a special session […]

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The Virginia House Committee on Rules unanimously reported House Bill 263 without recommendation to the House floor on Friday. The bill establishes the Virginia Democracy Voucher Program, which sends every registered voter in Virginia $100 in Democracy Vouchers that may […]

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Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam will be Virginia’s next governor after defeating former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie. In what was expected to be a close race, Lt. Gov. Northam won by nearly nine points, the largest margin of […]

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A countywide special election will take place on August 29, 2017, to fill a vacant at-large school board seat. School board member Jeanette Hough resigned the seat in May. The winner will serve the remainder of Hough’s term, ending December […]

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe approved changes to Virginia’s gift rules this week, marking the fourth consecutive year lawmakers have adjusted ethics provisions. Among other changes, House Bill 1854, and identical Senate Bill 1312, requires lobbyists to send legislators and executive officials […]

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