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RICHMOND BEAT: Lawmakers Vote to Rename Jefferson Davis Highway

RICHMOND BEAT: Lawmakers Vote to Rename Jefferson Davis Highway

| March 1, 2021 | 0 Comments | News

The Virginia General Assembly has approved a bill renaming sections of U.S. Route 1 almost 100 years after it was named in honor of the first and only president of the Confederacy.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Lawmakers Ban Gay Panic Law

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Lawmakers Ban Gay Panic Law

| March 1, 2021 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia lawmakers passed a bill that will ban the use of a person’s perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity as a defense in court for the assault or murder of an LGBTQ person.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Legislature Approves Excused Absences for Student Mental Health

RICHMOND BEAT: Legislature Approves Excused Absences for Student Mental Health

RICHMOND, Va. — The General Assembly passed an amended bill that will allow K-12 students excused absences for mental health issues and will create uniformity for how Virginia school districts address emotional and mental health needs within its schools.

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CNS: Corona Virus Affects Imports at Port of Baltimore

CNS: Corona Virus Affects Imports at Port of Baltimore

| March 2, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

An expected shipment to the Port of Baltimore has been canceled for the first time because of the virus — due to a lack of goods.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Gen. Assembly Snuffs Marijuana Legalization Hopes… for Now

RICHMOND BEAT: Gen. Assembly Snuffs Marijuana Legalization Hopes… for Now

| February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Several decriminalization bills passed their respective chambers, but hopes of legalization went up in smoke.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Advances Bill to Allow Food Stamp Benefits at Certain Restaurants

RICHMOND BEAT: House Advances Bill to Allow Food Stamp Benefits at Certain Restaurants

| February 18, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND, Va. — House Bill 1410 passed the House Tuesday 54-41. The bill requires the Department of Social Services to participate in the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Giving State’s Electoral Votes to Popular Vote Winner Passes House

RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Giving State’s Electoral Votes to Popular Vote Winner Passes House

| February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — Legislation seeking to guarantee the presidency to candidates who earn the popular vote in national elections passes House and progresses to Senate.

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