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Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Larry O'Dell, Julie Carey

Va. Governor Repays State for Items Given to Kids

Gov. Bob McDonnell reimbursed the state almost $2,400 for food and supplies taken by his children from the Virginia Executive Mansion kitchen since he took office in 2010. Read »

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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By Larry O'Dell

Va. to Restore Non-Violent Felons' Rights

Va. to Restore Non-Violent Felons' Rights

Gov. McDonnell's policy change means nonviolent felons won't have to apply to regain their rights, including the right to vote. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Richmond Prosecutor Investigating McDonnell

Richmond Prosecutor Investigating McDonnell

Richmond's top prosecutor is looking into gifts to Gov. Bob McDonnell in an investigation requested by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Bob Lewis

Va. AG Hires Law Firm for Governor's Office

Va. AG Hires Law Firm for Governor's Office

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli cited a conflict of interest Wednesday in recusing his office from representing Gov. Bob McDonnell and hiring private lawyers to handle matters arising from a case pending against... Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Julie Carey

McDonnell: Gifts From Political Donor Didn't Buy Favors

Gov. Bob McDonnell says a $15,000 gift to his daughter and more than $100,000 in political contributions to him did not buy any special favors for donor Jonnie Williams and his dietary supplement company,... Read »

Monday, Apr 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Va. Winery to Export Wine to China: McDonnell

Va. Winery to Export Wine to China: McDonnell

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the agreement between Chateau Morrisette in Floyd County and the Tianjin Commodity Exchange Company on Monday. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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By Bob Lewis

Amendment Bars Abortion in Va. Healthcare Exchange

Amendment Bars Abortion in Va. Healthcare Exchange

Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to prohibit abortion coverage through insurance plans purchased through the federally run health care exchange that will serve Virginia. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM
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By Bob Lewis

Va. Voters Will Be Required to Show Photo ID in '14

Va. Voters Will Be Required to Show Photo ID in '14

Democrats bitterly denounced the legislation as a Jim Crow-era tactic to suppress the votes of the elderly, minorities and the underprivileged. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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By Bob Lewis

McDonnell Amends Virginia Texting Ban Bill

Gov. Bob McDonnell is reducing fines for a new law that would ban texting while driving in Virginia. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Julie Carey, Carissa DiMargo

Cuccinelli: Part of Va. Transportation Bill Unconstitutional

Cuccinelli: Part of Va. Transportation Bill Unconstitutional

Cuccinelli has determined that a portion of the General Assembly's state's transportation funding bill goes against the state constitution. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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