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Virginia Schools Have A Suspension Problem

John was an elementary school student who came into foster care as a result of severe physical abuse. He had received mental health counseling...

Virginia House Passes Medicaid Expansion, Senate Rejects Budget Amendment

The proposed budgets for the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate passed their respective chambers after heavy debates on the inclusion of Medicaid expansion...

Virginia Lawmakers Finalize Budgets Before Vote Thursday

It’s budget week, and it may be the most important thing to be passed this session. The thousands of bills rolling through Virginia's General...
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Virginia Lawmakers are Pushing to Reduce School Suspension

"Phew, phew." A seven-year-old child held up a pencil and started making gun noises. Using his imagination, Christopher Marshall was pretending to be a...
Richmond Reporter

Week 7: Here’s What Happened Last Week

Here is what you missed last week. The Governor signed his first bill Friday to help re-open Stuart's Pioneer Community Hospital. The hospital filed for bankruptcy in...
Healthcare

Key Republican Lawmaker Opens the Door for Medicaid Expansion

A prominent Republican lawmaker from Southwest Virginia voiced his support for Medicaid expansion, as long as it had a work requirement provision, in an...

The Virginia General Assembly Is Still Voting Like It’s 1982

Although the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was given another chance this year, Virginia women are getting a sense of deja vu. “For the first...
Mary Lee Clark

Virginia House Members Announce Millennial Caucus, But Many Issues Didn’t Make it Past Crossover

Virginia has a Sunrise Caucus, a Prayer Caucus, one for women and one for each political party, and now, along with a new wave...

Virginia Republicans’ Push for Medicaid Work Requirement Passes House Chamber

Last month, the Trump administration published guidelines to encourage states to impose work requirements for Medicaid recipients. Later that month, Kentucky was the first...

Virginia Moves Forward With Redistricing Reform

Three different state Senators represent the city of Richmond, Virginia. A resident on Monument Avenue could have voted for one, while their neighbor just...