Virginia

Virginia Governor to Call a Special Session to Address Gun Violence

Following the death of 12 people in a Virginia Beach mass shooting, the Virginia governor will reintroduce a package of gun control bills rejected by lawmakers this year.

As Virginia Beach Deals with a Mass Shooting, San Bernardino Offers Lessons

The California county lost 13 employees in a terrorist attack in 2015. Earlier this year, officials released reports about how they responded to the challenges they faced.

Investigation Fails to Determine if Virginia Governor Was in Racist Photo

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Arizona prison whistleblower asks for more transparency … Idaho cuts one-third of its administrative code … California takes action on homelessness.

Virginia Prepares for the Arrival of Amazon’s HQ2

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Not many people want to run for elected positions in this county … Texas deals with voting maps and databases … Tulsa improves on equality markers.

Why HR Managers Should Be Partnering With State Governments

Legislatures are taking up important issues of key interest to companies and their employees.

Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill Meant to Stall State Effort to Join Regional Cap-and-Trade Alliance

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Georgia Republicans pass state elections overhaul… Investigation finds Orange County homeless shelters riddled with problems… A Florida town’s two arrested mayors.

Time to Try Something New: Parliamentary State Government

COMMENTARY | If states truly are "laboratories of democracy," it is time one traded its legislature and governor for a parliament and prime minister.

Virginia Governor Mulls Options Amid More Calls to Resign

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | RFID tracking chips in garbage cans ... another Wis. city looks to tiny houses for homeless … and Anchorage ice-scratchers.

Clergy Child Abuse Reporting Laws Uneven, Leave Loopholes

What happens when priests or other clergy learn of child abuse during confession or other “clergy-penitent privilege" situations?

In States Embracing More Toll Roads, Freeways May No Longer Be Free

Some transportation officials are considering road-funding plans that were once unthinkable.

Tax Cuts, Whale Funding and Pay Bonuses Among the Priorities in Governors' Proposed Budgets

Across the U.S. governors are rolling out their spending plans for the upcoming fiscal cycle.

Crowdsourcing King Tides to Better Understand Rising Sea Levels

In Washington state and Virginia, the public can help planners and researchers monitor the inundation of low-lying coastal areas.

This Virginia County Tracks Missing Persons With a Drone

Project Lifesaver offered local law enforcement the air support it needed.

Amazon Is Ready to Make Its HQ2 Picks Official

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | California’s deadliest wildfire on record … recession worries as Nevada’s economy hums along … why Santa Fe really needs a city engineer … and more confirmed measles cases in Mich.

New Reports Suggest Amazon Plans to Split Its HQ2 Between 2 Cities

The strategy would allow the company to access even more top tech talent.

Virginia Gov. Details How Part of State’s Volkswagen Settlement Will Be Used

The state wants to use the settlement in order to “reduce pollution and advance the clean economy.”

Report: State CISOs Need to Throw Their Weight Around

Budgets are tight and talent is scarce, but the cyber leaders can change that with their increasing sway within governments.

Virginia’s ‘Model’ Opioid Data-Sharing Platform Nearly Ready

As the epidemic’s death toll rises, the state is working to get more information into the hands of regional substance abuse coalitions to mitigate deaths and other negative impacts.

Using Alerts to Keep Residents Safe

Most large municipalities use messaging systems to push out emergency information, but getting people to register needs to be a priority.