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 Assembly don’t mean much unless they are properly funded. The House Appropriations Committee and the...
Virginia has a Sunrise Caucus, a Prayer Caucus, one for women and one for each political party, and now, along with a new wave of young politicians, it has a millennial caucus. Younger members, under the age of 45, of...
Three different state Senators represent the city of Richmond, Virginia. A resident on Monument Avenue could have voted for one, while their neighbor just down the street could have voted in a completely different district election. “In my own...
The 60-page Virginia utility regulation bill passed the Virginia Senate Friday and will now go to the House for review. Introduced Sen. Frank Wagner, R-Virginia Beach with the help of Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Alexandria, Senate Bill 966 is a...
After hearing opposition from the governor's administration, Del. Ben Cline, R-Amherst, is hoping to work on local immigration enforcement with Gov. Ralph Northam this week. Cline’s bill, House Bill 1257, was heard in the House Courts Subcommittee on Wednesday. After...
The price increase of college tuition has created one of the biggest debt crises in modern history. Between 1985 and 2011, the average tuition nationwide increased 498 percent - making affordable college difficult for many students. But for many...
Last year, a bill requiring transgender people to use the restroom on their birth certificate, a law prohibiting politicians from using campaign funds for personal use and proposals to increase the minimum wage all died, unrecorded, in subcommittee hearings....
Medicaid expansion, gun safety and reproductive rights were all given support by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Governor-elect Ralph Northam as they announced their joint agenda for the 2018 legislative session on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Many of the items on the...