Correctional officers stand at the entrance to the Greensville Correctional Center on Nov. 10, 2009, near Jarratt, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate bill would force Virginia to reveal sources of lethal injection drugs

A Senate bill aims to re-introduce transparency to Virginia's execution process, declassifying the sources of lethal injection drugs and ensuring that the names of facilities are subject to Freedom of Information Act requests.

On RGGI, Democrats resist cost carveouts for some power producers while greenlighting others

As Democrats bring home one of their top-line energy goals of the session, joining Virginia with the cap-and-trade Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the caucus...

What Ezra Klein got right (and wrong) about our political polarization

By Bruce Ledewitz Ezra Klein, the editor-at-large and co-founder of of the online news and culture site, Vox, has written a timely book about America’s...

Senate committee keeps two options alive on redistricting reform; House Democrats’ plan remains unclear

Virginia Democrats are still trying to keep multiple redistricting reform options alive, but the path forward looks increasingly complicated amid a standoff between the...

From minimum wage to guns, Senate moderates temper progressive push

Blocking high profile gun laws. Scaling back a proposed minimum wage increase. A more conservative approach to Confederate statue removal. A handful of moderate Democrats...

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