Big name casinos and slot machine makers seem ready to make a concerted push in Virginia’s General Assembly.
Virginia laws meant to protect people walking around are not as specific as the laws requiring drivers to stop for pedestrians in Maryland and D.C., so there is another push for changes planned this winter.
Several local representatives worry that key considerations for riders and workers are now being ignored because of a change in Virginia law.
The special session comes after a federal court in June found that 11 House of Delegates districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered. The court ordered lawmakers to redraw the state map by Oct. 30.
Virginia’s General Assembly convened Thursday for a special session meant to deal with court-ordered redistricting, but did not get very far into the process.
Unlike other interstates in Virginia, delays on the approximately 325 miles of I-81 are most often due to crashes or other incidents that block lanes. That difference is expected to lead to some unique possible solutions to the sometimes mileslong backups.
Hundreds of new laws will be going into effect on Sunday, arguably the biggest was a bipartisan agreement to expand Medicaid eligibility to about 400,000 low-income adults.
The date toward a possible government shutdown in Virginia is getting closer, but state senators have again pushed off budget discussions in favor of a committee meeting to discuss a new proposal next week.
A panel of Virginia lawmakers is set to convene its first meeting about what should be done with coal ash Dominion Energy has stored at four power plants across the state.
Tommy Norment, the top Republican in the Virginia State Senate, pledged at a committee hearing Monday that the state will pass a budget before the end of the fiscal year at the end of June. But he didn’t say whether such a plan will include Medicaid expansion.
Lawmakers in Virginia have until July 1 to pass a budget or else the government will shut down. The Senate is set to revisit the state budget discussions Monday, but with no set plans when a full budget might be voted on, which House Republicans have called “problematic.”
Concerned residents have rallied to restore, record and maintain the history of the many laid to rest. See photos.
Prince William County, elementary students will soon get twice as much exercise and unstructured time as they currently get — and other school systems will likely add extra playground time.
Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox formed the committee in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school. It will recommend legislation for the General Assembly to consider during next year’s session.
Four Centreville High School students proposed a bill that will become law July 1, requiring all Virginia jurisdictions to allow text messages to 911.