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Jeff Katz
May 21, 2019 - 1:45 pm
The "Save Chick-fil-A" bill passed both houses of the Texas Legislature Monday. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign it when it reaches his desk. On March 21, the San Antonio City Council blocked Chick-fil-A from opening a franchise location in the city's airport. Councilman Robert...
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Associated Press
February 25, 2019 - 8:14 am
by Alan Suderman RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared himself to Jim Crow-era lynching victims in a surprise speech Sunday, as he resists widespread calls to resign prompted by allegations of sexual assault. Fairfax strongly defended himself and lashed out at his...
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January 15, 2019 - 3:00 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has taken another step toward becoming the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The state Senate voted in favor of legislation Tuesday to approve the gender-equality amendment. The measure passed with bipartisan support. The legislation still has to clear...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
May 23, 2018 - 8:49 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia senators are putting off debate on the state budget and whether to expand Medicaid. The Senate did not take up budget discussions Tuesday but instead scheduled a meeting next week for the Senate Finance Committee to take up a newly proposed budget plan. Senate...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
May 14, 2018 - 5:19 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The top Republican in the Virginia Senate says a fight over Medicaid expansion won't lead to a state government shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment pledged at a committee hearing Monday that the state will pass a budget before the end of the fiscal year at the end of...
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