Keeping an eye on Medicaid expansion in Virginia

Virginia’s long-running debate about whether to expand Medicaid has new life after a Democratic wave in last year’s election, in which several successful candidates campaigned directly on the issue.

Cursing, fornicating and raccoon hunting: Peculiar bills to watch in Richmond

Hundreds of bills had already been filed as lawmakers returned to Richmond for the General Assembly session that convened Wednesday.

Virginia lawmakers reach midpoint of 2017 legislative session

Virginia drivers who go too slowly in the left lane could get $250 fines, hunters could wear blaze pink instead of orange and women could buy a year’s worth of birth control under legislation still alive at the midpoint of this year’s General Assembly.

Gov. McAuliffe spotted with Willie Nelson—and his weed

On the table between them is a can of Willie’s Reserve, Nelson’s brand of marijuana that’s sold in Colorado and Washington. Marijuana possession is illegal in Virginia.

McAuliffe administration proposes new limits on tolling

The measure that Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne presented to a legislative subcommittee Monday would bar the executive branch from imposing tolls without lawmakers’ approval for under certain circumstances.