Latest Virginia State General Assembly News

High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

Jun. 17, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates this year using a map seen as favorable to Democrats as a result of a ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court. The political boundaries are important because Republicans currently control the House by a slim majority. Only four...

Virginia primary has lots of surprise, no clear message

Jun. 11, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's closely watched off-year primary contest produced plenty of surprises Tuesday, but little in the way of a coherent message. The top Democrat in the state Senate narrowly won his primary despite heavily outspending a progressive challenger, and another incumbent lost her seat...

The Latest: Challenger wins in Fairfax prosecutor primary

Jun. 11, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia's primary elections (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Challenger Steve Descano has scored an upset victory over incumbent Ray Morrogh in the Democratic primary for commonwealth's attorney in the state's largest jurisdiction. Descano beat Morrogh in Tuesday's primary...

The Latest: Sen. Kaine applauds governor's gun-control call

Jun. 4, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on plans by Virginia's governor to call a special legislative session on gun control (all times local): Noon: Sen. Tim Kaine is applauding Gov. Ralph Northam's call for a special legislative session to change Virginia's gun laws. The Democrat from Virginia says "it's...

The Latest: Virginia's yearbook probe meets with some shrugs

May. 22, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the results of an investigation into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (all times local): 5:00 p.m. The inconclusive report into whether Virginia's governor was in a racist yearbook photo has been met with shrugs by some...

Prosecutor: Proof of election fraud in US House race in Va.

May. 6, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A special prosecutor in Virginia said Monday that he's presented two indictments of election fraud against someone who worked on a failed re-election campaign for a Republican congressman last year. Special prosecutor Donald Caldwell said his investigation into Scott Taylor's 2018...