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.
A House committee has approved seven bills aimed at fighting the opioid crisis in Virginia.
This week lawmakers in Virginia are expected to deal with four bills that either help or target those in the United States illegally.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he’ll be actively promoting legislation aimed at strengthening the state’s ethics rules and making it easier to vote.
Republican lawmakers are set to try again on a trio of bills that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed earlier this year.
The Virginia General Assembly has sped up funding for victims who were forcibly sterilized decades ago under a state program.
Virginia students who are charged with crimes at school could point to learning and behavioral issues as a defense under a bill approved by the General Assembly.
Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has said he’ll veto attempts by the GOP-led General Assembly to block state funding for Planned Parenthood.
Virginia would alter its high school graduation requirements under a bill nearing final approval in the General Assembly.
An effort to give a chance of parole to Virginia inmates who may have received inflated sentences has stalled in the Republican-controlled General Assembly.
Debate on the proposed constitutional amendment and related bills in the General Assembly has turned emotional at times, with many Republicans asking why local school boards have not allowed more charter schools as a way to boost education in the commonwealth.
A bill that’s making its way through Virginia’s General Assembly would prevent political parties from requiring voters to sign a party affiliation statement in a presidential primary.