In a new poll, former Rep. Tom Perriello and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam shared 26 percent of the Democratic vote for Virginia governor, while Ed Gillespie holds 38 percent of the Republican vote. Gillespie is followed by Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart at 11 percent and state Sen. Frank Wagner at 10 percent.
(The Washington Post)
A Virginia federal judge ruled in favor of President Donald Trump‘s revised immigration order. Previously, judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocked the executive order.
Legislation that would have lowered the dollar amount warranting felony charges in Virginia failed to pass. The felony threshold has remained $200 or more since the 1980s despite other states raising that figure in pace with inflation. Virginia and New Jersey maintain the country’s lowest felony thresholds.
Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock was mistakenly thanked for repealing Obamacare in an ad that ran last week. The vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act was pulled after Republicans couldn’t whip enough votes in support of it, and Comstock intended to vote against repealing.
Arlington County police are pushing a bike safety initiative from now until April 4.