Virginia schools will now be able to keep millions in federal education money they would have had to give back with schools closed for the rest of the academic year. The change was granted under flexibility given to the state by the U.S. Department of Education.
Virginia taxpayers will not get much relief in filing their taxes during the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, they’re expected to file on time, and in some instances, pay interest on payments they owe.
Virginia, Idaho and Mississippi are the only three states in the U.S. that are not matching the Internal Revenue Services’ extended federal tax filing and payment deadline of July 15.
Democratic state Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy has filed paperwork to run what could be a history-making campaign to become Virginia’s first woman governor and the first African-American female governor in the United States.
To protect members and staff from COVID-19, the Virginia Senate will trade its clubby confines at the state Capitol for an airy conference hall at the Science Museum of Virginia when the legislature returns to Richmond for its spring session April 22.
Unlike the House of Delegates, which announced last week it would convene outdoors, possibly on the Capitol grounds, the Senate will meet indoors.
For Peninsula localities and their budget cycles, the coronavirus pandemic has created a new level of unknown.
City councils, county boards of supervisors and school boards must complete their spending plans in time for the July 1 start of their next fiscal year. Whether the virus and the hefty economic cost it imposes on some communities will be over by then is far from certain.
West Virginia appears poised to become the first state in the U.S. to allow gambling on politics, a move that would let people turn their Trump-versus-Biden predictions into cash.
The West Virginia Lottery, which oversees betting in the state, said Tuesday that officials approved a plan to let FanDuel Inc. and other sportsbooks offer political wagers, but needed time "to fully work through the implications and research it further."
Attorney General Mark Herring has asked the State Corporation Commission to extend its mandated suspension of utility disconnections for non-payment and suspended late charges through June 10.
As the coronavirus — and the devastating disease it causes — sweeps across the commonwealth, the lives of Virginians have been dramatically disrupted. It is and will continue to be painful and heartbreaking to lose fellow citizens to this disease, but it also is inspiring to watch people put their ingenuity to work saving lives and solving problems. State leaders will have to use that same innovative thinking to tackle the large-scale policy challenges this outbreak is causing ...
When the Washington Redskins chose Richmond as their new training camp location for 2013, a stated goal of the eight-year agreement was to expand their presence in the commonwealth.
In a June 2012 RTD report, former Mayor Dwight Jones was “giddy excited” about the move.
Virginia officials are keeping a close watch on developments in New York, where the coronavirus outbreak has claimed hundreds of lives and sickened thousands more.
The data emerging from the Empire State is as instructive as it is deeply frightening, and it underscores the need for the commonwealth to empty out its prisons, as much as safely possible, to prevent a mass-casualty scenario unfolding in those facilities.