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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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RICHMOND BEAT: Hundreds of LGBTQ Advocates Lobby Lawmakers for Protections

RICHMOND BEAT: Hundreds of LGBTQ Advocates Lobby Lawmakers for Protections

| February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The day after hundreds lobbied lawmakers on behalf of LGBTQ rights during Equality Virginia’s Day of Action, two significant bills advanced in the General Assembly to further protections for the state’s LGBTQ residents.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Hundreds Rally for Education Reform at Virginia Capitol

RICHMOND BEAT: Hundreds Rally for Education Reform at Virginia Capitol

| January 28, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND, Va. — Bells chiming through Capitol Square were drowned out Monday as hundreds of education advocates dressed in red chanted for lawmakers to “fund our future.”

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