Even with candidates already running in this year’s battle for control of Virginia’s House of Delegates, the Supreme Court heard arguments Monday that could see the district lines changed again ahead of June’s primaries.
Republican Dick Black, who is hanging it up after 20 years in Richmond, started his career fighting to filter pornography on library computers. His decision to not run again is being seen by Democrats as a pickup opportunity in the Senate. There’s also a special election for a state Senate seat next week.
Virginia House Republicans have filed their own redistricting proposal they say will fix what a court found were unconstitutionally gerrymandered districts.
Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam’s approval will come after the state’s Republican-controlled General Assembly ignored warnings from the White House against expanding the health care program for the poor.
The Virginia House of Delegates plans to reconvene next week in hopes of being able to finalize a state budget.
The Virginia House of Delegates has approved a state budget that would expand Medicaid eligibility to about 400,000 low-income adults.
Drivers in Virginia are often not legally required to use their turn signals, and the House of Delegates voted down a bill Tuesday that would have expanded that requirement to cover situations where pedestrians are around.
Driving with a cellphone in your hand would be banned in Virginia under a bill approved this week by the state Senate. The bill now goes back to the House of Delegates.
Lawmakers exchanged harsh words Friday in lengthy speeches about the issue, with both parties accusing the other of distorting their views.
With the current focus on standardized testing and meeting benchmarks, Virginia lawmakers are contemplating letting school systems provide more recess.
As delegates moved to require sexual harassment training for the General Assembly and full-time staff, Vivian Watts shared her own story of abuse and healing.
One bill would allow only one recount in each election. Another would address situations in which voters get the wrong ballot. Delegates also approved a measure that would reshape the Board of Elections.
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.
A Va. House panel voted down a measure that would permit local governments to move Confederate monuments, while a Senate committee blocked a bill that would allow a county, city or town to rename any highway named before 1965.
The proposal was brought forward by Democratic Del. Kathleen Murphy, who argued that visitors should not be armed while delegates are on the floor.
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