Mark Herring http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Chesapeake Bay Restoration Pits Agriculture Against the VA State Attorney General http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/chesapeake-bay-restoration-pits-agriculture-against-va-state-attorney-general <p>HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Virginia is defending the federal and state plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay.</p><p>Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Thursday the state has filed a friend-of-the court brief in support of pollution limits to restore the bay after decades of neglect. The filing is with the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.</p><p>Farm industry groups are appealing a federal judge's decision last September to uphold the federal pollution limits.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:20:36 +0000 Don Rush 52332 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Chesapeake Bay Restoration Pits Agriculture Against the VA State Attorney General Virginia AG Sides With Challenge to State Gay Marriage Ban http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/virginia-ag-sides-challenge-state-gay-marriage-ban <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The office of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says he's concluded that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional and he will no longer defend it in federal lawsuits challenging it.</p><p>In an email to The Associated Press early Thursday, Herring spokesman Michael Kelly says the state will instead side with the plaintiffs who are seeking to have the ban struck down.</p><p>Kelly says the attorney general decided the ban was unconstitutional after a thorough legal review of the matter.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:15:07 +0000 Don Rush 48089 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Virginia AG Sides With Challenge to State Gay Marriage Ban Democrat Mark Herring Maintains Lead in Va. Attorney General Race http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/democrat-mark-herring-maintains-lead-va-attorney-general-race <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Democratic candidate for Virginia attorney general has maintained his thin lead over the Republican hopeful after the state certified the Nov. 5 ballot.</p><p>The State Board of Elections in Richmond completed its certification Monday, showing Mark Herring with a 165-vote edge over the GOP's Mark Obenshain.</p><p>Herring held a 165-vote edge over Obenshain before the certification. Obenshain has 10 days to decide whether he'll seek a recount.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:54:57 +0000 Don Rush 45252 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Democrat Mark Herring Maintains Lead in Va. Attorney General Race