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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...
Richmond Reporter

Week 5: Here’s What Happened Last Week

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...

Virginia Senate Passed The Utility Rate Freeze Bill, Here’s What’s In It

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,...

Virginia House Panel Rejects Paid Family Leave Bill, Breaking Republican Leader’s Promise

The House Republican party abandoned a promise by the House Majority Leader Kirkland Cox, R-Colonial Heights, by rejecting a bill to offer paid family...