The bill requires law enforcement to send rape kits to a crime lab for testing unless there is clear evidence disproving an allegation, the victim declines to give consent for analysis or the suspect’s profile has been collected in a national DNA database.
Virginia lawmakers are set to return to the state Capitol to vote on gas-tax hikes, a proposed ban on holding cellphones while driving and other vetoes and amendments proposed by Gov. Ralph Northam.
The Maryland General Assembly has given final approval to the state’s $46.6 billion budget for the next fiscal year. The Senate voted 47-0 and the House voted 122-13 for the legislation.
Maryland lawmakers passed the bill in response to the 35-day partial federal government shutdown that ended in January — the longest in the nation’s history.
Virginia lawmakers extended their session Saturday night amid a dispute over how to handle the state budget, which will also allow additional work on several other contentious measures.
Significant changes to Virginia’s redistricting process that could reduce the amount of gerrymandering in the state were approved Saturday by the General Assembly. Here’s what you need to know.
Loudoun County prosecutor Jim Plowman will step down in November, and become a judge in the 20th Judicial District.
A bill requiring the disposal of coal ash stored in Dominion Energy ponds across Virginia has cleared its first General Assembly committee.
The 76-year-old Democrat, who’s entering his 33rd year as state Senate president, made clear he’d work as long as his health would allow. He’s the longest-serving state Senate president ever in Maryland and in the nation.
Making prescription drugs more affordable and raising the minimum wage are expected to be among the top issues Maryland lawmakers are expected to debate when they gather for their annual legislative session next week.
Watch a livestream as world leaders gather in New York for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.
In a major milestone for Metro funding, each house of Virginia’s General Assembly approved on Tuesday more than $100 million per year for the system. Legislators also banned handheld cellphone use behind the wheel.
A look at some notable actions by Gov. Terry McAuliffe on bills lawmakers passed this year.
A bill proposed in Virginia would bolster free speech in school campuses in the commonwealth.
Virginia’s house of delegates could take a final vote Monday on a bill that would require schools to notify parents of any potentially sexually explicit classroom material and require that schools offer an alternative for the students of any parents who opt out.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.