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RICHMOND BEAT: Voting Along Party Lines, House Subcommittee Kills ERA

RICHMOND BEAT: Voting Along Party Lines, House Subcommittee Kills ERA

| January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — A House of Delegates subcommittee killed four bills to ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment on a 4-2 party-line vote Tuesday amid verbal conflicts between the chairwoman and members of the audience.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Senate Panel Kills Bill Designating Election Day as Holiday

RICHMOND BEAT: Senate Panel Kills Bill Designating Election Day as Holiday

| January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

— A bill to designate Election Day as a state holiday in Virginia is dead for this legislative session. On a 5-7 vote Monday, the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology defeated SB 1291, which also would have removed Lee-Jackson Day as a state holiday so that the number of holidays would stay the same.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Immigrant Advocates Bash Sen. Black’s Bill Blocking ‘Sanctuary Cities’

RICHMOND BEAT: Immigrant Advocates Bash Sen. Black’s Bill Blocking ‘Sanctuary Cities’

| January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Immigrant rights groups were outraged after a Senate committee advanced a bill to prohibit localities from inhibiting federal enforcement of immigration laws.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Legislators Introduce Journalist Protections

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Legislators Introduce Journalist Protections

| January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Two delegates, both former journalists, introduced legislation Monday to protect student journalists from censorship and shield reporters from having to disclose confidential sources.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Teachers Highlight School Funding as Priority for Legislators

RICHMOND BEAT: Teachers Highlight School Funding as Priority for Legislators

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — On highway overpasses on Interstates 95 and 64, more than a dozen teachers signaled to members of the Virginia General Assembly their top priority by holding up 14 foam boards with Christmas lights spelling out “fund our schools.”

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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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