Under the bill, school employees would need to handle meal debt through a letter to parents, that would be sent home with the student.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bill that would force colleges and universities to allow public comments before raising tuition has been voted down in the Virginia Senate. The Virginian-Pilot reports the bill was defeated Tuesday…
Virginia lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase the risk of danger from quickly-spreading mulch fires in buildings, according to state fire chiefs.
Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates are now backing a Medicaid expansion. The expansion could cover about 300,000 Virginians, but it sets up a budget showdown with Republicans in the Senate.
Also in Richmond: The House approved a bill allowing some recess to be counted as part of the minimum instructional time in elementary school and kindergarten.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia says it is opposed to last week’s bipartisan deal that would raise Virginia’s felony theft threshold from $200 to $500 because it also strengthens the state’s criminal restitution system.
Lawmakers in Virginia’s General Assembly are debating legislation that could put a cap on tuition rates for in-state students at Virginia’s public colleges. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has raised concerns.
A new bill requiring students to give consent before their contact information can be publicly shared has passed the Virginia House of Delegates. The legislation aims to limit the distribution of students’ contact information after a political group used public records to obtain student cellphone numbers during the last election.
Both houses of Virginia’s General Assembly have now approved separate bills to expand the use of marijuana oils to treat ailments.
Under the bill, lawmakers and staff would have to take sexual harassment training every year starting in 2019, with the classes led by the state’s department of human resources.
The proposal was brought forward by Democratic Del. Kathleen Murphy, who argued that visitors should not be armed while delegates are on the floor.
The Virginia Senate voted 21-19 Monday to take back money from state lottery winners who’d received welfare benefits in the past five years.
Virginia students and teachers could go back to school well before Labor Day every year under a pair of proposals due for a vote Tuesday in the House of Delegates.
Dominion faces unprecedented scrutiny of its political influence and hard questions about whether most Virginians’ monthly electric bills are higher than they need to be.
Virginia voters could see their own face when they check in at the polls under a bill approved along party lines by the Virginia Senate on Monday.