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General Assembly Will Reconvene in April to Make a Decision on Medicaid

Despite a rocky beginning, the General Assembly signaled enough support this year for an expansion of Virginia's Medicaid program under the Affordable Health Care...

Facing Uncertain Immigration Policy, Virginia Immigrants Looked To General Assembly for Help

After attempting to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protected many young immigrants, the Trump administration is now forced by...

Minimum Wage Remains but Student Debt Help and Tax Cuts May be Coming to...

Student debt, tax incentives and utility refunds are among the many economic changes made by the Virginia General Assembly this session. However, wage laws...

Virginia General Assembly Finds Common Ground on Criminal Justice Reform

Waiting for a signature on Gov. Ralph Northam’s desk is a bill that will raise the grand larceny threshold in Virginia for the first...

The Virginia General Assembly Did Little for Women’s Rights

Despite women taking a record number of legislative seats in Virginia, holding 38 out of the 140 seats, very little women's rights legislation was passed...
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Week 10: Here’s What Happened Last Week

Here is what you missed last week. The House of Delegates and Senate adjourned Saturday without passing the budget, forcing them to vote to schedule...

Virginia Lawmakers Will Return in a Special Session to Reach a Decision on State...

The Virginia General Assembly voted to request that Gov. Ralph Northam schedule a special session after members adjourn. The session was expected to dismiss...

Medicaid Expansion Could Help Fight Virginia’s Opioid Crisis

Tensions are building up between the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate as the last few days to approve a state budget pass with...

Virginians Believe School Suspensions Ignore Students’ Needs

School suspension is a tool used by teachers and faculty when they don’t have any other options other than to remove a disruptive child...

Sanctuary City Ban Heads to Governor’s Desk

A bill to ban “sanctuary cities” in Virginia is on its way to the governor's desk. However,  Gov. Ralph Northam has already pledged to...