Here is what you missed last week. The public school systems might see a few changes this session. A bill that would bar "Lunch Shaming", the practice of singling out students who owe the school cafeteria money or cannot pay for...
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 2016 and closed its doors last year. The bill would keep Pioneer's certificate of public...
As the deadline to "crossover" bills in the other legislative chamber approaches, and less than a month until General Assembly members ajourn, lawmakers are working quickly to finish up the session strong. Here is what you missed last week. Virginia women packed...
Here is what you missed last week. The Virginia House approved a new sexual harassment policy after a heated two-day debate. The new policy would require mandatory sexual harassment training for General Assembly members and their staffers. The House voted...
Here is what you missed last week. The Virginia Senate approved a redistricting reform bill, 22-17, that would require districts to be contiguous and compact on Friday. The bill says districts cannot be “oddly shaped or have irregular or...
In Northam's first full week as governor of Virginia, many of the bills he showed his support for have died early in committee. Abortion access, in-state tuition for childhood immigrants and many bill safety legislation have failed to pass...
The legislative session is a fast paced, hard to keep up with time of the year in Virginia. Hundreds of bills that affect everyday Virginians get turned inside out every week. This past week has been particularly busy. The...