The proposal was brought forward by Democratic Del. Kathleen Murphy, who argued that visitors should not be armed while delegates are on the floor.
A Republican-led Virginia Senate committee has voted down bills aimed at increasing access to abortion services.
The measure, which now goes to the house of delegates, would prohibit state agencies from including a question on most job applications about whether an applicant has ever been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime.
While it sailed through the Senate, the proposal sparked debate from some House members who wanted the deadline extended.
Despite overwhelming approval of bill, some wonder whether it is a redundant measure, given the First Amendment.
A bill that would cut off federal Title X funding to abortion providers in Virginia and redirect it to other health clinics faces a likely veto from the governor.
It could get a bit easier for parents and teenagers to take a required driver’s education class that’s meant to scare families and their young drivers.
A bill to change trespass towing rules in Northern Virginia fell in the state Senate Tuesday when a single senator miscast his vote from across the room.
The threat of jail time for going 11 mph over the speed limit on some stretches of Virginia highway would be lifted under a bill overwhelmingly approved Tuesday by the Virginia Senate.
Virginia’s House and Senate have approved bills that would require an average of 20 minutes of recess or other physical activity per day for elementary school students.
WASHINGTON — Election night in Virginia brought no major surprises and kept the state Senate and House of Delegates in the hands of Republican lawmakers. But several minority candidates made history in local races and…
ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The FBI is investigating the circumstances of former Democratic state Sen. Phil Puckett’s departure from the General Assembly, according to a person with direct knowledge of the…
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There are currently two announced candidates seeking former Democratic state Sen. Phil Puckett’s newly vacant seat. Tazewell County Supervisor Mike Hymes announced Monday he’s seeking the Democratic nomination for the 38th…
With a special election win along the Eastern Shore, Democrats will take control of the Virginia Senate.
Democrat Jennifer Wexton has won a special election for the 33rd Senate District, giving Democrats control of the state Senate.