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Week 3: Here’s What Happened Last Week

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...

Here’s How Lawmakers Are Working to Expand Medicaid in Virginia

On Thursday, voters saw the first round of Medicaid expansion bills fail in the committee of Education and Health. But with a wide range...

Virginia Republican Senator Said Medicaid Expansion is a Bipartisan Issue, Bill Dies on Party...

Sen. Emmett Hanger from Mount Solon started his introduction on Thursday by stating he is a Republican, something that most people in the committee...

Virginia Immigrants Ask for Driving Permission; Senate Rejects Bill, House Waiting for a Vote

In some parts of rural Virginia, it can take 45 minutes to drive to the closest grocery store. For many, being without a car...

Senate Committee Rejects Sick and Family Leave for Virginia Workers

When an employee or their family member falls sick, many Virginians are left with the question of whether or not they can afford to...

First They Marched, Now Virginia Women Demand Their Rights

Charniele Herring, D-Alexandria, spoke about the newly elected women to the Virginia House of Delegates at a press conference Monday morning. “First they marched, then...
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Week 2: Here’s What Happened Last Week

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...

Virginia Senate Committee Denies In-State Tuition for DACA Recipients; House Bill Waiting for Vote

The price increase of college tuition has created one of the biggest debt crises in modern history. Between 1985 and 2011, the average tuition...

Three Reproductive Health Bills Die in Committee by One Vote

Caitlin Blunnie was in college when she was sexually assaulted by someone who she thought was a friend. She never spoke about it publicly...

Three Minimum Wage Bills Died in Committee 11-3

Romiah skipped up to the podium with her mother, Jacqueline Short. The little girl was having a hard time standing still, but she had...