One option is to use a crane to remove the protesters, but no direct action had been taken by Friday.
A Democratic-led Senate committee on Thursday effectively killed a bill to diversify Virginia governor’s schools that was introduced by Del. Roslyn Tyler, D-Sussex, and endorsed by state Secretary of Education Atif Qarni.
Gov. Ralph Northam is urging state budget negotiators to use additional revenues to raise pay for teachers by 5% and state employees and state-supported local employees by 3.5%
The Sierra Club and other environmental groups had sought a stay of federal approvals, arguing that there is no public need for the pipeline.
The bill would require drivers to fully change lanes to pass bicyclists and allow cyclists to ride two abreast in a lane.
The Senate Rules Committee on Friday voted 11-0 in favor of a bill to remove the statue of segregationist Gov. and U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd Sr. from Capitol Square.
Senate committee kills bill, 9-6, after a racially charged debate.
Virginia lawmakers are trying to give consumers more power over their data via legislation modeled after a law that California put into effect.
Legislation to strengthen Virginia's laws against sexual and workplace harassment is in trouble in the legislature, with opposition coming from some Democratic senators. The powerful Virginia Chamber of Commerce previously had concerns about how the legislation would affect employers, but now says it is neutral.
Del. Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, said Tuesday that the state should use around $730 million in additional projected revenues to cut checks for Virginians to the tune of $190 for individuals and $380 for families.
Virginians seeking to register for a COVID-19 vaccine can now do so through a new statewide system that went live Tuesday.
Researchers who tested nearly 4,700 Virginians from June to mid-August for traces of a prior coronavirus infection found that only about 2.4% had previously been sick.
Del. Luke Torian about why he thinks it is important for people of all income levels to have a chance to save for retirement
Senate Committee's testy exchange on defining sexual harassment
For a second year, state senators killed legislation from the House of Delegates aimed at stopping over-earnings by the state’s largest electric utility, Dominion Energy, and restoring control to state regulators on setting future rates.
A pending budget proposal could ease the financial strain on an advanced manufacturing research center outside of Petersburg and create a new research facility driven by powerful computers and high-speed internet outside of Richmond.
A revised proposal to give working Virginians the opportunity to save for retirement passed the Senate budget committee on Tuesday, despite opposition from business groups that claim the state-sponsored program would be burdensome and unfair.
Data center plan would boost computing power for research and development in region
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 outlawed racial discrimination in housing. However, cities and counties throughout Virginia "are more racially segregated today than they were 50 years ago," the report states.
The independent investigation of Virginia Military Institute is beset with delays, significantly slowing its progress, according to investigators' first monthly report.
Before he inherited a disastrous vaccination rollout with little infrastructure and federal guidance to fix it, before he battled a supply shortfall that placed high-risk essential workers months from receiving vaccines, and before his face was among the most watched in Virginia, Dr. Danny Avula went on vacation after nine months of working 100-hour weeks.
Eleven months into a public health crisis that placed essential workers at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19, about 1.2 million of them in Virginia wouldn't be able to quarantine without sacrificing wages.
Howard Spielberg, 81, has spent a month looking for a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. He’s rung the local health district, nearby CVS and Walgreens pharmacies, his doctor’s office, the state health department - anywhere he thinks may have a dose. He said he’s submitted his name five times through a form on the Henrico health department website.