Latest Virginia state government News

County, governor spar over protests at justices' homes

May. 12, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Fairfax County officials have rebuffed a request from Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin to establish a security perimeter around the neighborhoods of U.S. Supreme Court justices living in the county after some have faced protests outside their homes. Youngkin, a...

Private property owners sue over Virginia's hunting dog law

May. 11, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

WILSONS, Va. (AP) — Soon after Jim Medeiros bought his 143-acre (58-hectare) cattle and poultry farm in rural Virginia a decade ago, he and his wife were startled by the sounds of 20 hunting dogs barking and howling as they circled their house and chased their chickens. When...

Virginia DMV hire scuttled after newspaper's reporting

May. 10, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Indiana official had been set to take a job leading Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles, but that plan fell apart Tuesday after a newspaper's reporting about allegations that the official had behaved inappropriately at work. Virginia...

Police: Bullet pierced window at attorney general's office

May. 10, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Capitol Police are investigating after a bullet pierced a window at the office of the Attorney General in downtown Richmond. Police said officers were called to the Barbara Johns Building on Monday evening and found a small round hole at the top of the...

Another high-level manager leaving Virginia's IT agency

May. 10, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's information technology agency has lost its third high-level manager since January, when Gov. Glenn Youngkin replaced its top executive. Acting Chief Operating Officer Demetrias Rodgers resigned last week from the Virginia Information Technologies...

Virginia Del. Danica Roem announces state Senate bid

May. 09, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Del. Danica Roem, who made history as an openly transgender candidate in her initial bid for state office, announced Monday she is jumping into a 2023 race for an open northern Virginia state Senate seat. In an interview, Roem said she did not expect...

Tunnel contractor pokes through Virginia Capitol ceiling

May. 09, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A contractor working on a $25 million tunnel that will connect Virginia's Capitol to a nearby legislative office building “inadvertently” poked through the ceiling of a subterranean Capitol extension earlier this year, causing debris to fall into the visitors center...

Gettysburg guides launch Culpeper battlefield tours

May. 08, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Gettysburg, America’s best-known Civil War battlefield, draws scads of visitors every year, many of them escorted by its renowned Licensed Battlefield Guides. Less so, Culpeper County, Virginia, whose Brandy Station battlefield is where the Gettysburg...

New VEC issue sent applicants incorrect overpayment notices

May. 06, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A data error triggered during the Virginia Employment Commission's long-delayed transition to a new IT system late last year has resulted in thousands of applicants erroneously being told they were overpaid, the agency confirmed this week. The VEC intends to...

Youngkin wants state workers back in offices by July

May. 06, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state employees will be expected to return to in-person work this summer unless they have been granted an exception for telework under a new policy announced by GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin. “We know that creative, innovative, and effective solutions for...