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RICHMOND BEAT: Corey Stewart Joins 2nd Amendment Rally at State Capitol

RICHMOND BEAT: Corey Stewart Joins 2nd Amendment Rally at State Capitol

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND – About 200 people, some with handguns on their hips and others with rifles slung across their backs, gathered on the grounds of the Virginia Capitol on Saturday for a rally in support of the Second Amendment.

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Huge Crowd Fills D.C. in ‘March for Our Lives’

Huge Crowd Fills D.C. in ‘March for Our Lives’

| March 25, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Hundreds of thousands of people from around the country rallied in Washington, D.C. to send a single message to lawmakers: enough is enough.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Sen. Panel Votes to Ban ‘Lunch Shaming” in Virginia

RICHMOND BEAT: Sen. Panel Votes to Ban ‘Lunch Shaming” in Virginia

| February 25, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND – A Senate committee Thursday unanimously approved a bill to prohibit “lunch shaming” – the practice of singling out students who owe the school cafeteria money or cannot pay for their lunch.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Next to Consider Senate Coal Ash Legislation

RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Next to Consider Senate Coal Ash Legislation

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Legislation on coal ash, the toxic byproduct of coal-burning power plants, has largely failed in the 2018 General Assembly, but Sen. Scott A. Surrovell, D-Fairfax, has advanced one bill that would buy Virginians more time to get the facts straight.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Civil Liberties Groups Oppose Agreement on Theft Threshold   

RICHMOND BEAT: Civil Liberties Groups Oppose Agreement on Theft Threshold  

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Minority and low-income advocacy groups are joining the Virginia branch of the American Civil Liberties Union in opposing the General Assembly’s bipartisan compromise that would increase the threshold at which a theft is considered a felony.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Proposals Seek to Spur Growth in Va Distillery Industry

RICHMOND BEAT: Proposals Seek to Spur Growth in Va Distillery Industry

| February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Virginia distillers ​may soon be toasting the General Assembly after the Senate passed a bill to let ​liquor manufacturers keep more of the money from selling their spirits in tasting rooms.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Likely to Expand Medical Marijuana

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Likely to Expand Medical Marijuana

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia inched closer to greatly expanding medical marijuana use this week after legislation passed the Senate with unanimous support – three days after its companion bill was likewise approved by the House of Delegates.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Rejects ‘Net Neutrality’ Bill

RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Rejects ‘Net Neutrality’ Bill

| February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

A bill to prohibit internet service providers from prioritizing or blocking certain websites based on content or hosting platform was killed Tuesday in a House subcommittee.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Rejects Suicide Prevention Resolution

RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Rejects Suicide Prevention Resolution

| February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

A resolution urging Virginia schools to increase their suicide prevention efforts has failed as Republicans on a House Rules subcommittee defeated the proposal in a 3-4 vote.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Roem’s Proposal Would Boost Suicide Prevention Efforts in Virginia Schools

RICHMOND BEAT: Roem’s Proposal Would Boost Suicide Prevention Efforts in Virginia Schools

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

While campaigning door to door, Del. Danica Roem met a constituent who had lost her only child to suicide. The mother had one request – make suicide prevention training available to all school employees.

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