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Bills passed, failed at 2013 General Assembly

The outcome of key legislation at the 2013 General Assembly including the budget and school safety.

Saturday - 02/23/2013, 08:45pm EST

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Senate vote passes $880 million highway reform

The Virginia Senate passed a transportation reform funding bill that would increase taxes in the region. But the new funding would provide enough money to extend Metrorail to Dulles among other transportation projects in Northern Virginia.

Saturday - 02/23/2013, 04:22pm EST

Tags: transportation funding reform bill, transportation funding, Metrorail

With GOP split, Dems hold cards on roads bill fate

With Virginia Republicans split over a transportation funding compromise, Democrats may be the deciding factor in whether the first major reforms to Virginia's highway financing system in 27 years hits the governor's desk.

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 07:51pm EST

Tags: transportation funding, Medicaid

Parental rights legislation wins final approval

Legislation declaring that parents have a fundamental right to direct the upbringing, education and care of their children has won final General Assembly approval.

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 03:53pm EST

Tags: parental rights bill

Virginia negotiators reach transportation deal

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 01:01pm EST

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Va. legislature sends texting bill to governor

Virginia would match D.C. and Maryland's texting while driving bans and has sent a bill cracking down on the practice to the governor.

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 02:40pm EST

Tags: texting and driving, distracted driving

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