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Eleven for 2011

As the year draws to a close, we’re looking ahead to 2011, and the big stories that will drive Virginia politics. Here’s my list, in no particular order:

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Dems Call on Hamilton to Resign

The entire state-wide Democratic ticket is calling on Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News) to resign, amid allegations that Hamilton sought and took a job at an Old Dominion University teaching institute he funded as a legislator. Hamilton — a powerful member … Continue reading

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Kaine: Tough Choices Ahead

Gov. Tim Kaine (D) told lawmakers that the expected $1.5 billion budget gap that must be bridged by the end of next year’s legislative session will mean more cuts to state services. The shortfall, Kaine said, is all about “tough choices.” The governor … Continue reading

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Special Session Notes

The General Assembly is back in session today for what’s supposed to be a one-day meeting to address the effects of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that governs how prosecutors handle lab evidence in drug and drunken driving cases. … Continue reading

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Kaine Calls Special Session for Evidence Fix

Gov. Tim Kaine has called a special legislative session for Aug. 19 to deal with the effects of a recent Supreme Court decision. The governor made the announcement at a press conference this morning. Kaine said the decision, in Melendez-Diaz … Continue reading

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The Saxman Effect

Augusta County Republicans today will select a candidate to replace Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), who announced Friday that he’s pulling out of his re-election campaign. Saxman made the announcement at his home, surrounded by family and friends. The 20th District … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Saxman to Call it Quits

Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton) will announce today that he is pulling out of his re-election campaign, a GOP source on Capitol Square said. The 20th District delegate will talk about his decision at a news conference this afternoon. Saxman will … Continue reading

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