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20 Apr 2015

House Passes Bills Targeting Sexual Assault

Bills to aid victims of sexual assault and to protect students on college campuses have passed the Virginia House of Delegates.

20 Apr 2015

Gov. McAuliffe Vetoes 6 Redistricting Bills

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday vetoed six redistricting bills, saying they would weaken citizens’ trust in government.

24 Mar 2015

2015 Legislative Session a Mixed Bag for Immigrants

About 20 state legislators and representatives of advocacy groups have formed the New Americans Caucus to address the needs of undocumented residents and other immigrants.

20 Feb 2013

Much at Stake in Virginia as Federal Cuts Loom

If Congress fails to meet its March 1 deadline on reducing the budget deficit, federal spending cuts will automatically take effect. That means Virginia could lose more than 207,000 jobs.

25 Jan 2013

Biden Invites VCU into National Discussion

While Virginia Commonwealth University isn’t the center of the gun debate triggered by December’s school shootings in Connecticut, Vice President Joe Biden got VCU’s help Friday in continuing the national dialogue on the matter.

24 Jan 2013

Live Blog: Vice President Discusses Guns at VCU

Here’s our live-blog of Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to VCU.

17 May 2012

Rep. Cantor Amasses Cash for Re-election Bid

Forget David and Goliath. In the money race in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, it’s Wayne and Eric. Democrat Wayne Powell is challenging incumbent Rep. Eric Cantor, the Republican majority leader in the U.S. House. From a campaign-finance standpoint, it’s not much of a contest: Cantor has 58 times more money on hand than Powell does.

17 May 2012

Search the Candidates’ Donations

Here are search tools for looking up individual contributions to U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor and his Democratic challenger, Wayne Powell, during the 2011-12 election cycle.