Government & Courts

David Toscano says gun safety bills are likely to be stalled in the House of Delegates. Photo: File photo

Put on ice: The General Assembly is in session

State Senator Creigh Deeds compares the 2016 General Assembly session, which starts January 13, to a Talking Heads lyric: “Same as it ever was.” Says Charlottesville’s senior legislator, “It’ll be about money and health care.” Virginia’s part-time legislature passes a balanced budget every two years, and the 60-day session has been known to drag into […]

Gus Deeds frequently was on the road with his father, especially during Creigh Deeds’ run for governor in 2009. Photo: Hyunsoo Leo Kim/REUTERS/Newscom.com

Creigh Deeds sues state for son’s wrongful death

The day after news broke about the $6 million wrongful death lawsuit he’d filed in his son’s 2013 death, Virginia state Senator Creigh Deeds refused to discuss the suit, but says the decision to file “was always a consideration. Since the beginning of the republic, the legal system has been in place to make changes […]