RICHMOND — The Virginia Senate rejected the governor’s amendments to a bill that restricts the gun rights of anyone convicted for assault and battery of a family member.

RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam invited eligible Virginia private schools to apply for funding from the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act approved by Congress in December 2020.

Whether it’s answering a phone call, interacting with passengers or finishing breakfast in the car during your morning commute, distractions are a daily occurrence for most drivers.

RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam announced total General Fund revenue collections grew 18.5% in March with most of the increase due to an additional deposit day for payroll withholding and strong growth in sales and recordation taxes.

RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam amended legislation to accelerate the legalization of marijuana possession and home cultivation in the state to July as opposed to 2024.

GREENSVILLE COUNTY — Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday signed legislation abolishing the death penalty, making Virginia the 23rd state, and the first in the South, to stop executions.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday the launch of a new free advising service to assist Virginia students and families applying for financial aid and help address the COVID-19 related decline in completion rates of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday that he is directing the Department of Taxation to extend the individual income tax filing and payment deadline in Virginia from May 1 to May 17.

The COVID-19 pandemic left supermarkets reeling from undersupply and supply chain breakdowns, causing consumers to explore new markets and develop new food-purchasing habits.

The Virginia Department of Health announced Tuesday that some health districts will begin the transition to Phase 1c vaccinations this week, and that all communities across Virginia should be able to open to this group of essential workers within weeks.

RICHMOND — The Virginia General Assembly passed multiple bills allowing health care workers and first responders to receive workers’ compensation benefits if they are disabled or die due to COVID-19.

Most measures essentially move Virginia back to rules in place before holiday surges started driving up infections and hospitalizations.

RICHMOND — For a second year in a row, a bill that prohibits food vendors from using plastic foam containers is up in the air as the General Assembly hashes out a Senate amendment.

RICHMOND — Virginia has made headlines in recent months for criminal justice reform measures but advocates say more needs to be done. They are disappointed lawmakers in both chambers of the General Assembly recently killed proposals to reduce qualified immunity protections for police officers.

The Virginia Department of Health on Tuesday launched a new, centralized website that allows Virginians to easily pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine:

RICHMOND — Virginia lawmakers hoped to advance a bill that would eliminate felony drug possession charges and shift a focus to treatment, not punishment, of substance abuse. The measure had bipartisan support and backing from many commonwealth attorneys’ and lawyers around the state, but it …

RICHMOND — On the first day of Black History Month, legislators advanced a bill to help ensure voter protection for Virginia citizens.

Farmers adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for a second round of payments through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

RICHMOND — A Virginia House of Delegates committee voted Friday to advance a bill to remove the statue of former state Gov. Harry F. Byrd Sr. from Capitol Square.

As COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed to essential healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents, agriculture groups are requesting that frontline food and farm workers be prioritized next.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday new actions to support the commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution program and accelerate the pace of vaccinations across Virginia.

Beginning Saturday, Virginians may apply for a driver privilege card at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Applications will be accepted by appointment only; appointments can be made at

Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday announced that Virginia’s statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee was removed from the United States Capitol overnight. A representative from the governor’s office was present for the removal along with United States Sen. Tim Kaine and Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton.

A new Virginia law banning the use of cellphones while driving goes into effect Jan. 1, and Drive Smart Virginia is reminding motorists of the consequences of distracted driving.

Amid escalating COVID-19 cases across the commonwealth, Gov. Ralph Northam addressed the state on Tuesday with a clear message: the coronavirus is still alive and spreading.

Danville voters have approved casino gaming by a margin of more than two-to-one, with 13,022 ballots cast in favor of a gaming establishment and 5,941 ballots cast against it, according to unofficial results Tuesday night.

RICHMOND — Del. Elizabeth Guzmán, D-Woodbridge, said she is no stranger to the struggles of low-paying jobs. Guzmán said she immigrated to the United States from Peru as a single mother and worked multiple minimum wage jobs just to be able to pay rent and care for her daughter.

RICHMOND — Young Republicans say this is a crucial time in the country’s history amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the country facing a reckoning in its relationship with racial justice and an open Supreme Court seat.

RICHMOND — A recent poll finds Virginia voters strongly support police reform and nearly half of respondents say Joe Biden would handle the pandemic better than President Donald Trump.