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RICHMOND BEAT: Prince William Delegate Delivers Spanish-language State of the Union Response

RICHMOND BEAT: Prince William Delegate Delivers Spanish-language State of the Union Response

| January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

One of Virginia’s first Latina lawmakers delivered the Democrats’ Spanish-language response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, saying he “has pushed a dark and extremist agenda that damages our national values and endangers national security.”

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RICHMOND BEAT: Schools May Get Authority to Open Before Labor Day

RICHMOND BEAT: Schools May Get Authority to Open Before Labor Day

| January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Summer vacation may be cut short for some Virginia students after two bills rescinding the so-called “Kings Dominion law” – which restricts schools from starting before Labor Day – passed the House this week.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Committee Unanimously Kills ‘Netflix Tax’

RICHMOND BEAT: House Committee Unanimously Kills ‘Netflix Tax’

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

A bill nicknamed the “Netflix tax” was unanimously defeated Monday in the House Finance Committee, ending the possibility of taxing streaming services in Virginia in 2019.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Meet the Democratic Socialist Who Ousted a Top Republican from the House

RICHMOND BEAT: Meet the Democratic Socialist Who Ousted a Top Republican from the House

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

In 2015, Lee J. Carter, an information technology specialist from Manassas, was shocked by 245 volts during a work assignment in Peoria, Illinois, when an electrician had incorrectly wired a panel.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Senate Republicans Postpone Action on Medicaid Expansion

RICHMOND BEAT: Senate Republicans Postpone Action on Medicaid Expansion

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Republicans in the Virginia Senate on Thursday tabled legislation that would have expanded Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of lower-income residents of Virginia.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Governor Decries Gun Violence, Senate OKs Guns in Church

RICHMOND BEAT: Governor Decries Gun Violence, Senate OKs Guns in Church

| January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Democrats and Republicans class over gun laws, specifically whether guns should be allowed in a house of worship. 

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RICHMOND BEAT: Gov. Northam Calls for Raising Va Teachers’ Salaries

RICHMOND BEAT: Gov. Northam Calls for Raising Va Teachers’ Salaries

| January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

Gov. Ralph Northam told the Virginia School Boards Association Monday that the state needs to raise teacher pay to attract and keep top talent in the commonwealth’s public schools.

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Thousands Celebrate Anniversary of Women’s March in D.C.

Thousands Celebrate Anniversary of Women’s March in D.C.

| January 20, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

On the anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March, thousands of women and their allies took to the streets of D.C. on Saturday to make a statement – march to the polls in November.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Meet the Men Running to Be Virginia’s Next Governor

RICHMOND BEAT: Meet the Men Running to Be Virginia’s Next Governor

| June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

Meet Virginia’s gubernatorial candidates, and take a quiz to see which candidate’s platform and experience best matches your political views.

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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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