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06 Feb 2014

Democrats Take Control of Virginia Senate

By Eric Luther and Jackson McMillan Capital News Service RICHMOND – Democrats regained control of Virginia’s Senate this past week after Lynwood Lewis, D- Norfolk, assumed the District 6 seat vacated by Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam after an 11-vote victory against his Republican opponent. Lewis’s installation split the state Senate 20-20, with Northam casting […]

27 Jan 2014

Climate Change Activists March On Virginia Capitol

By Jackson McMillan Capital News Service RICHMOND – More than 70 activists descended on the Virginia Capitol this past week, calling on Gov. Terry McAuliffe to take a more aggressive stance against climate change. The event was organized in conjunction with Virginia Conservation Network Lobby Day by Appalachian Voice Environment Virginia, the Sierra Club-Virginia Chapter […]

24 Jan 2014

Bill Aims to Prorate Waste Disposal Fees

By Jackson McMillan Capital News Service RICHMOND – A bill allowing Southampton County residents to pay monthly waste disposal fees as part of their electric bills is awaiting a hearing in the Counties, Cities and Towns Committee of the House of Delegates. House Bill 62, introduced by Delegate Roslyn Tyler, D-Jarratt, would allow Southampton County […]