Virginia teachers, state troopers and other state employees would all receive pay raises thanks to a state budget agreement moving toward approval in the General Assembly.
The House of Delegates passed a bill on Tuesday to permit the parents of special needs students to obtain state funds that could be used toward private school tuition or home instruction.
A Senate committee on Monday narrowly approved a bill that would prohibit state agencies from asking job applicants if they have a criminal history on employment applications.
Two bills aimed at making college more affordable were approved unanimously Monday by the House Appropriations Committee.
Voting along party lines, the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on Monday killed a bill to raise Virginia’s minimum wage to $8 an hour and then gradually to $10.10 an hour.
The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus plans an “aggressive” push this session to raise the minimum wage, expand Medicare and require police officers to wear body cameras – issues that the group acknowledges will face an uphill fight.
RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe addressed critics of Medicaid expansion as part of Virginia’s biennial budget Monday by proposing a two-year pilot program he says would close the commonwealth’s healthcare gap without financial penalty to the state.
Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates have proposed a special legislative session to address the debate on Medicaid expansion just three days before the General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn.