$300 million budget gap possible for Va. budget

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A possible $300 million gap is adding a new wrinkle to state budget impasse that threatens a possible state government shutdown. Gov. Terry McAuliffe met with key lawmakers Monday at the Capitol to tell them about lower-than-expected tax revenues that could leave a $300 million budget hole for the current fiscal […]

Former Va. governor due in court for dismissal hearing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife are due in federal court for a hearing on whether to dismiss most of the corruption charges filed against them. Judge James R. Spencer will also hear arguments Monday on whether McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, should receive separate trials. Prosecutors oppose separating […]

Around 30,000 guests expected for Virginia Tech graduation

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) _ About 5,000 students are set to receive diplomas at Virginia Tech’s spring commencement. Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the keynote speaker for the main ceremony Friday morning at Lane Stadium. The graduate school commencement will follow at Cassell Coliseum. Twenty-eight college and departmental ceremonies are set for later Friday and Saturday. The […]

McAuliffe to be briefed on train cleanup

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to meet with responders from last week’s Lynchburg train derailment. The governor is traveling to Lynchburg this morning to thank officials for their work and receive a briefing regarding ongoing cleanup efforts. Federal investigators are trying to determine what caused the 17-car derailment of a CSX […]

Virginia lawmakers sustain McAuliffe vetoes

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Gov. Terry McAuliffe has successfully vetoed two religious expression bills and legislation that would have granted people who receive red-light tickets the right to contest citations in circuit court. The Virginia Senate voted Wednesday to uphold McAuliffe’s vetoes during a one-day legislative meeting commonly referred to as the “veto session.” McAuliffe […]