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GOP rejects governor's bid to expand Medicaid
Apr 06,2017

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe blasted Republican legislators Wednesday after they rejected his budget amendment to expand Medicaid in Virginia.

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Endorsed by Sanders, Perriello campaigns in Richmond
Apr 05,2017

In his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor, Tom Perriello says he would make community college free, raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and confront the Trump

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Assembly reconvenes Wednesday for 'veto session'
Apr 04,2017

Legislators will return to the state Capitol on Wednesday to consider 39 bills that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed during the General Assembly’s 2017 session.

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'My illness is not larger than my world' Despite pain, student excels in class and in life
Mar 31,2017

Pictures of family members and friends and a British flag cover the walls of her dorm room at Virginia Commonwealth University. Anatomy textbooks, note cards and a Himalayan pink

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McAuliffe vetoes 6 more bills; GOP calls him 'disengaged'
Mar 28,2017

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday vetoed six bills, including three Republicans said would help prevent voter fraud but the Democratic governor said would create barriers to voting.

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Environmentalists say budget hurts efforts to protect bay
Mar 27,2017

Environmental groups are outraged at the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts for Chesapeake Bay cleanup programs.

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Print may die but journalism won’t, veteran columnist says
Mar 24,2017

Print journalism will eventually end, says former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey, but the close of the print era hardly means the death of journalism.

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Governor vetoes Republicans' 'educational choice' legislation
Mar 24,2017

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday vetoed several bills that Republicans say would have increased school choice but McAuliffe said would have undermined public schools.

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