Virginia Panel Defeats Equal Pay Bill

Susan Clarke Schaar has been serving as the clerk of the Virginia Senate for 28 years. Her counterpart, G. Paul Nardo has been the...

Virginia House Committee Rejects Bill to Require Sex Education in Schools

Pablo Moulden’s life turned around drastically when he was only in high school. "In James Madison High School they showed us a video in which...
Richmond Reporter

Week 4: Here’s What Happened Last Week

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...

Virginia Lawmakers Take Softer Tone on Opioids Compared to Previous Drug Epidemics

When lawmakers introduce legislation it’s typically based on their constituent’s wants and needs. But for some lawmakers, like Del. John Bell, D-Loudoun, the issues...
Student Debt

The General Assembly is Working to Tackle Student Debt in Virginia

More than 42 million Americans own a total of $1.3 trillion in student debt, surpassing the nation's auto loan, mortgage and credit card debt....

Cline Puts Hold on Sanctuary City Ban Bill in Hopes to Gain Governor’s Support

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...
Healthcare

For Virginia Home Care Workers, Medicaid Expansion Helps More Than Just Their Clients

Thomasine Wilson is a home care worker in the city of Richmond, Virginia. She takes care of baby boomers who prefer to stay in...
Criminal Justice

Virginia Lawmakers Roll Out Legislation to Fix School to Prison Pipeline

Update February 16, 2018: The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus has been successful in their promises. Both Senate Bill 170, which prohibits students from being suspended...
Richmond Reporter

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...