Partisan disagreements sharpened on Tuesday as Virginia lawmakers debated the Equal Rights Amendment, laws aiding federal immigration officers and the controversy surrounding Virginia Democratic leaders.
Proposals to limit corporate money in politics and personal use of campaign funds are among a slew of bills that are set to be considered by the General Assembly in the session that begins Wednesday.
Legislators also vote on measures regarding turn signals, insurance coverage, speed limits and towing.
A series of new laws are set to go into effect on Friday, including parts of a landmark gun compromise between Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.