RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he plans to call a special session on March 24 devoted to passing the state's budget. The governor met with Republican leaders yesterday at the Capitol to present his plan. The General Assembly is currently divided on whether to expanded Medicaid eligibility to 400,000 low income residents.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A federal judge in Alexandria has questioned the prosecution of a California race-car mechanic who built rifle silencers for Navy Seals. The judge suggests there may be classified evidence in the case that shows Mark Landersman had legitimate - but off-the-books - authorization to build 349 suppressors.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The CEO of Smithfield Foods says he was taken aback by some of the reactions when the pork producer agreed to be acquired by a Chinese firm in a deal valued at $7.1 billion. Larry Pope says the future profitability of agriculture will depend on exports and he thinks globalization is good for America.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - State regulators have given approval to Dominion Virginia Power's preferred route for a high-voltage power line over the James River. Preservationists argue the transmission line would mar the vista of some of the state's most historic attractions.
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