Jim Nolan is a staff writer and political reporter at the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He joined the newspaper in 2004, after working 10 years at the Philadelphia Daily News. After covering Richmond Police and law enforcement, in 2008 he was assigned to cover Gov. Timothy M. Kaine. He currently covers the Virginia Senate, Virginia Attorney General's Office and state politics. He also hosts the weekly "Capitol Squawk" show online. You can reach him at (804) 649-6061 or e-mail jnolan@TimesDispatch.com.
Sen. Richard H. Black
The Virginia General Assembly convenes its 2012 session Wednesday amid a turbulent political climate.
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Virginia Senate Democrats seeking to prevent him from casting the tiebreaking vote to organize the 20-20 chamber in favor of the Republican Party.
Lieutenant governor will preside over the evenly divided state Senate; session starts Jan. 11.
With the Virginia general Assembly set to convene its 2012 session next week, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling has issued a memorandum outlining what he believes his powers will be in a state Senate evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans.
Happy 2012. It's been nice knowing you. Haven't you heard? The world is supposed to end this year.
Mike Young was going through life the way most of us do — working a job, paying the bills, starting a family.
With only three days before Christmas, rising Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich came to Short Pump on Thursday to do some shopping.
Four Republican presidential candidates submitted petitions Thursday in time to qualify for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary.
With only three days before Christmas, rising Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich came to Short Pump today to do some shopping.
Gov. McDonnell unveiled a two-year, $84.9 billion spending plan that balances increases in transportation, higher education and the state's pension system.
Fresh off news that he wants $100 million more in the state budget for higher education, Gov. Bob McDonnell on Thursday said he expects Virginia's public colleges and universities to hold the line on tuition increases.
Former Rep. Tom Perriello, D-5th — often mentioned as a potential candidate for governor — will head up the advocacy arm of a progressive Washington think tank.
Former Rep. Tom Perriello, D-5th -- often mentioned as a potential candidate for governor -- will head up the advocacy arm of a progressive Washington, D.C. think tank.
Governor's comments come day after his announcement he wants $100 million more in the state budget for higher education.
Virginia's Board of Social Services on Wednesday approved final regulations on adoption that, starting in the spring, will effectively allow state-licensed private agencies to deny the adoption of a child by same-sex couples.
The state Board of Social Services voted Wednesday to approve regulations that would allow private adoption agencies to deny services to people based on sexual orientation, age, disability or family status, among other areas.
Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday that public safety trumps the potential economic impact of mining a large uranium deposit in Southside Virginia.
Gov. Bob McDonnell today said that public safety trumps the potential the economic impact of mining a large uranium deposit in Southside Virginia.
Protesters march from Monroe Park and pass by City Hall, Dominion Power and the Federal Reserve Bank before reaching rally point.
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