Robert Zullo,

Robert Zullo

Richmond, VA, United States

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Past articles by Robert:

Don't ask Virginia to 'bail out' Metro, letter says

The embattled Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is grappling with a safety and service crisis, but a fiscal calamity is also looming, with dedicated federal funding due to expire and Virginia lawmakers already lining up to oppose more taxes to support the system. → Read More

Entire DC subway to shut down for 29 hours for inspections

The entire Washington-area Metrorail system will be shut down for at least 24 hours starting tonight for emergency inspections, Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne said this afternoon. → Read More

Cuccinelli says he will 'prayerfully review' state Supreme Court nomination

The Senate Courts of Justice Committee today placed former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's name in nomination for the state Supreme Court to succeed Justice Jane Marum Roush. → Read More

Clinton, Trump take Virginia

Hillary Clinton strengthened her grip on the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday with a resounding primary win in Virginia over Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., while rural voters propelled Donald Trump to victory over Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. → Read More

Charter school constitutional amendment fails in Senate

RICHMOND — The Virginia Senate voted 21-19 Monday to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment to encourage more charter schools, as two Republicans voted with Democrats to defeat the measure. → Read More

Democrat Lucas flips, then flips back on Supreme Court justice

State Sen. Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, flipped back this afternoon and is again backing Supreme Court Justice Jane Marum Roush after meeting with Gov. Terry McAuliffe. → Read More

Bill to let Va. clerks refrain from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples advances

RICHMOND — Clerks of court and their deputies would be allowed to refrain from issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples based on their own personal objections under legislation that cleared a Senate panel Wednesday. → Read More

State senators trade charges on gifts, botched projects

RICHMOND — Like bears coming out of hibernation, senators shook off the slumber induced by a blanketing winter snowfall for a partisan engagement on the floor of the chamber Monday. → Read More

Donald Trump courts evangelical voters at Liberty University

LYNCHBURG — GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump courted evangelical voters Monday at Liberty University, pledging to help “protect Christianity” — but perhaps drawing the most support for blunt, politically impolite remarks tracking his campaign’s populist themes. → Read More

McAuliffe stumping for Hillary Clinton in N.H. this weekend

With the nation’s first presidential primary less than four weeks away, Gov. Terry McAuliffe will travel to New Hampshire this weekend for a series of campaign events to marshal volunteers and supporters for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. → Read More

Trump supporter sues to block loyalty pledge in Virginia primary

A Virginia lawyer supportive of Donald Trump on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in federal court against the State Board of Elections to eliminate the requirement that voters in Virginia's March 1 primary sign a "statement of affiliation" before casting a ballot. → Read More

Virginia to stop honoring some out-of-state concealed handgun permits

Beginning Feb. 1, Virginia will no longer honor the out-of-state concealed handgun carry permits of gun owners from more than two dozen of the states with which the commonwealth currently has reciprocal privileges. → Read More

Donald Trump campaigns in Richmond

Donald Trump, the GOP’s 2016 front-runner, brought his campaign to Henrico County on Wednesday night, touting his first-place status in a host of presidential polls and dismissing his detractors. → Read More

Virginia poll: Clinton, Trump lead challengers, but with high unfavorables

Being a presidential frontrunner — Democrat or Republican — doesn't necessarily mean that Virginia voters like you — or are convinced you can win in 2016, according to a new poll out Monday. → Read More

Former state Senator Houck's son kills man, then takes own life, authorities say

RICHMOND — The troubled son of former state Sen. Edd Houck, D-Spotsylvania County, took his own life Tuesday after police said he fatally shot the boyfriend of his estranged wife during a confrontation at a Caroline County motel. → Read More

Poll: Clinton trails three Republicans in Virginia

A new presidential poll shows Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton losing ground to three Republican rivals in Virginia over the last three months, and trailing them in two other swing states in the race for the White House in 2016. → Read More

Vetos likely for bills on home-schooled athletes, absentee ballotts

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to veto legislation that would allow home-schooled athletes to participate in public high school sports, sources told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. → Read More

McAuliffe optimistic in wake of General Assembly budget deal

RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe had a sunny forecast Wednesday for the progress of his administration and state lawmakers on a budget agreement and spending priorities for the coming year. → Read More

Raises planned for Virginia teachers, state employees in General Assembly budget plans

After months under a cloud of fiscal austerity, Virginia’s revenue forecasts have brightened, providing enough cash for lawmakers to propose making repairs to school buildings, putting money away for a rainy day, and making good on their promise to boost state workers’ wages. → Read More

Senate panel scraps pre-Labor Day school opening, abortion bills

Bills sponsored by Sens. John Edwards of Roanoke and Ralph Smith of Bedford County were among those killed. → Read More