The Virginia legislature adjourned its special session on Tuesday without any votes on gun measures and Republican leaders labeled Gov. Ralph Northam's decision to call the session "an election-year stunt."
Members of the groups will descend on Richmond July 9 as the Virginia legislature begins a special session called by embattled Governor Ralph Northam (D) in the wake of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach.
A proposed solar-panel facility near Culpeper, Va., has local residents and landowners dissatisfied, since many say it would disrupt Virginia's historic sites while offering an unreliable energy source.
Donald Sussman, a billionaire hedge fund manager, donated $100,000 to a Democratic political action committee in Virginia earlier this month, making him the single largest donor outside of the PAC's board members.
A previous voter-registration drive in Virginia by billionaire political donor Tom Steyer later earned a rebuke from lawmakers after discovering Steyer's political action committee used state freedom of information laws to obtain thousands of contact records for college students in the state.
National Democratic groups that previously called on Virginia governor Ralph Northam to resign announced a partnership with his political action committee to flip the commonwealth's Republican-controlled legislature this November.
A lawyer representing the family of one of the Virginia Beach shooting victims said on Monday she wanted to carry a gun at work due to her fear of the attacker but decided against it because of the city's no-gun policy.