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.
A bill providing retired employees of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles an exemption from being required to obtain a concealed weapon permit was unanimously passed by the House of Delegates this week and now awaits Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s signature.
Revenge pornography is one step closer to criminalization in Virginia after recent amendments to House Bill 326 helped pave the way for the proposed legislation to clear the House of Representatives.