Latest Virginia state government News

Virginia judge issues injunction in skill games lawsuit

Dec. 06, 2021 19:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge issued a temporary injunction Monday blocking the enforcement of a law that banned a type of electronic betting machine that had proliferated in gas stations, bars and other locations around the state. The injunction puts the so-called skill...

Northam to remove Lee statue pedestal, transfer land to city

Dec. 05, 2021 14:58 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Sunday that his administration will remove an enormous pedestal that until earlier this year held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond. The announcement marks a reversal in course from...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam orders removal of huge pedestal that once held Robert E. Lee statue; city to be given land

Dec. 05, 2021 14:10 PM EST
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam orders removal of huge pedestal that once held Robert E. Lee statue; city to be given land.

Virginia audit critical of language access at state agencies

Dec. 05, 2021 13:18 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An audit has found Virginia agencies have failed to competently provide information about services to almost half a million residents who speak little to no English. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that as a result: people have been forced to...

Richmond set to lose millions in state education funding

Dec. 04, 2021 16:07 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond is set to lose millions in state education funding next year. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports state officials have determined that the city will be responsible for a greater share of school costs split between the state and local...

Youngkin put $20 million of his own money into campaign

Dec. 03, 2021 16:33 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Republican Glenn Youngkin's trend-reversing victory in Virginia's gubernatorial race cost him $20 million out of his own pocket, according to new campaign finance reports. The reports filed Thursday with the State Board of Elections show that...

Virginia GOP completes sweep of elections with House win

Dec. 03, 2021 14:00 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A three-judge panel overseeing a recount in a close Virginia state House race upheld the Republican candidate’s victory on Friday, a decision that also reaffirms the GOP’s takeover of the chamber and completes the party's sweep of last month's elections. ...

Judges confirm Republican win in Virginia Beach House seat, cementing GOP’s new majority and splitting legislature

Dec. 03, 2021 12:03 PM EST
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Judges confirm Republican win in Virginia Beach House seat, cementing GOP’s new majority and splitting legislature.

Virginia House recount underway; could affirm GOP majority

Dec. 02, 2021 20:39 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Election officials were painstakingly recounting votes late into the night Thursday in one of two unresolved races in Virginia that will settle whether Republicans have reclaimed the majority in the state's House of Delegates and completed a party sweep of last...

Recount in 1 Virginia House district set for this week

Nov. 30, 2021 17:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the two outstanding recounts requested by Democratic incumbents who trail their GOP challengers in Virginia House races is set to take place Thursday and Friday. Republicans won at least 50 seats in the 100-seat chamber in the Nov. 2...