A Republican in Virginia's Senate wants to tweak rules for cigarette retailers — and put cigarette sales under a different regulator — to help halt trafficking, but his colleagues on the House side recommended killing the legislation.
Maryland is one of just a few states where the governor must still approve parole for those who are serving life sentences. Supporters of changing that are pushing a bill during this year's General Assembly that would give that power to a commission.
Maureen McDonnell, the wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is headed back to court this morning to be sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James Spencer for her role in the corruption case that landed on the commonwealth's former first couple.
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