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    Virginia GOP leaders demand apology, more from Lind
    Mon., Apr. 14 | 01:05 PM - Republican leaders in the House of Delegates are pressing for an apology from fellow conservative Howie Lind over a Lind attack ad against Del. Barbara Comstock in Virginia's 10th Congressional District primary race.
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    Virginia AG files brief supporting gay marriage
    Mon., Apr. 14 | 07:57 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Same-sex couples have the same right to marry as interracial heterosexual couples, Virginia's attorney general said Friday.
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    Both chambers of the General Assembly left Richmond Tuesday with no set plans to return and resume work on a budget.

    Va. Senate passes budget with expanded Medicaid
    Thu., Apr. 10 | 03:17 PM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Senate approved its version of a roughly $96 billion two-year budget Tuesday as Republicans and Democrats pointed fingers over who is responsible for a potential state government shutdown.
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    The General Assembly passed several key pieces of legislation in the 2014 regular session, including an ethics reform package, a bill allowing Sunday hunting and education reform. Courtesy Photo/Commonwealth of Virginia

    Bills of note that passed in the 2014 General Assembly session
    Mon., Mar. 10 | 10:10 AM - The General Assembly passed a series of measures aimed at improving the state's treatment of the mentally ill in the wake of an assault on Sen. R. Creigh Deeds by his son.
    Business groups clash on Va. Medicaid expansion
    Wed., Feb. 26 | 09:52 AM - The Virginia Chamber of Commerce and state business leaders renewed their call Monday for Republican House lawmakers to accept billions in federal Medicaid funds.
    Leesburg Democrat exits 10th Congressional District race
    Tue., Feb. 18 | 03:21 PM - Leesburg Democrat Sam Kubba is withdrawing from contention to be his party's nominee in this November's 10th Congressional District of Virginia election.
    McAuliffe names Holton education secretary
    Mon., Jan. 6 | 12:00 PM - Democrat Terry McAuliffe said at a state Capitol news conference that Anne Holton, a longtime child advocate, is "unrivaled in her passion for expanding opportunity for students who often are left behind."
    Leesburg Town Council weighs in on state budget
    Wed., Apr. 16 | 03:00 PM - The Leesburg Town Council has become the most recent local body to offer its opinion on the state budget issue, passing a resolution April 8 urging the expansion of Medicaid to help pass the budget.
    Fired North Carolina Democratic Party director hired in Va.
    Wed., Apr. 16 | 08:35 AM - Robert Dempsey will run the day-to-day operations, party spokeswoman Ashley Bauman said Monday.
    McAuliffe signs slew of bills
    Tue., Apr. 8 | 12:01 PM - Monday was the deadline for signing most of the bills passed during the 2014 legislative session, and McAuliffe has already signed several hundred into law
    Democratic congressional candidate, Foust, lands in Loudoun
    Tue., Apr. 8 | 09:29 AM - A Fairfax County supervisor, Foust has hit the trail with force in early 2014 in hopes of establishing name-recognition in a district that hasn't voted in a Democrat since 1978.
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    Obama signs cancer research bill in memory of Gabriella Miller
    Mon., Apr. 7 | 10:11 AM - WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 10-year-old girl who died of brain cancer is leaving a legacy for other sick children in a new law signed by President Barack Obama.
    Va. Senate holds budget hearings
    Thu., Apr. 3 | 10:32 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Advocates for expanding Medicaid in Virginia revisited familiar arguments Tuesday at a lengthy public hearing over Gov. Terry McAuliffe's proposed budget.
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    Del. Greason to constituent: How ‘intellectually lazy’ are you?
    Tue., Apr. 1 | 12:14 PM - State Del. Tag Greason, a leading Republican lawmaker and budget negotiator, shot off a testy email to a disagreeable constituent March 28, calling the Leisure World parent community resident “the problem."
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    UPDATED: Judge rules in Delgaudio’s favor in Colorado mailer case
    Tue., Apr. 1 | 10:34 AM - Public Advocate of the United States, which is designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-gay hate group, funded flyers to voters of two Colorado state Senate races in 2012.
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