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Gov. Vows to Veto Anti-‘Sanctuary’ Bills

Gov. Vows to Veto Anti-‘Sanctuary’ Bills

| February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

Advocates for undocumented immigrants are praising Gov. Terry McAuliffe after his promise to veto Republican-backed legislation prohibiting local governments from becoming “sanctuary cities.”

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Gov. McAuliffe Vows to Veto Anti-LGBT Legislation

Gov. McAuliffe Vows to Veto Anti-LGBT Legislation

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

Gov. Terry McAuliffe vowed to veto any bill that discriminates against LGBTQ people at a reception hosted Tuesday night by Equality Virginia.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Panel’s Rebuff of Redistricting Elicits ‘Boos’

RICHMOND BEAT: Panel’s Rebuff of Redistricting Elicits ‘Boos’

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

Dozens of people jeered Republicans on a House committee Friday after they declined to revive legislation aimed at changing the way political districts are drawn in Virginia. 

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Democrats Blast Immigration Executive Order

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Democrats Blast Immigration Executive Order

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia’s top Democratic officials on Saturday condemned President Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Would End ‘Winner Take All’ Electoral Vote System

RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Would End ‘Winner Take All’ Electoral Vote System

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

A bill to end Virginia’s “winner take all” system of awarding Electoral College votes was approved by a House subcommittee Tuesday.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Lawmakers Make Anniversary of Roe v. Wade ‘Day of Tears’

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Lawmakers Make Anniversary of Roe v. Wade ‘Day of Tears’

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

The Virginia General Assembly passed a resolution, Wednesday, to hold a “Day of Tears,” Jan. 22, to commemorate the lives lost through abortion.

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Clinton, Trump Win Virginia Primary

Clinton, Trump Win Virginia Primary

| March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton trounced Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary election on Tuesday, and billionaire businessman Donald Trump narrowly defeated Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the Republican contest.

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Decision to Reduce SOL Testing Delayed until 2017

Decision to Reduce SOL Testing Delayed until 2017

| February 20, 2016 | 0 Comments | Education

Sen. John Miller of Newport News and other legislators sought to reduce SOL testing in Virginia schools this year. But a Senate committee postponed consideration of the idea until 2017.

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Virginia House OKs Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

Virginia House OKs Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

In a swipe at Planned Parenthood, the House on Tuesday passed a bill to prohibit the Virginia Department of Health from funding clinics that provide abortions except in the case of rape or incest or if the mother’s life is endangered.

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Mandatory Bicycle Helmet Bill Defeated

Mandatory Bicycle Helmet Bill Defeated

Bicycling advocates are happy that legislators have killed a bill requiring all bicyclists under 18 to wear helmets in Virginia.

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