Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is helping promote Gov. Bob McDonnell’s plan to rate Virginia’s schools on an A-through-F grading scale.
The House has passed a bill requiring Virginia school boards to give students’ parents information about eating disorders.
Members of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s School and Campus Safety Task Force vowed that their recommendations on keeping Virginia’s school safe would be based on fact and not emotion.
Virginia New Majority, a citizens’ group that supports “the progressive transformation of Virginia,” said Republican legislators are pushing bills that would suppress voting rights.
A bill to forbid smoking in cars carrying children is dead in the House, but a similar proposal remains alive in the Senate.
Gov. Bob McDonnell and other key Republicans, as well as Democratic legislators, say they are disappointed that a House subcommittee today killed proposals to automatically restore the voting rights of nonviolent felons who have served their prison sentences.
With the General Assembly set to convene, Gov. Bob McDonnell proposed Tuesday increasing Virginia’s sales tax and abolishing its nearly 27-year-old gas tax, making Virginia the first state in the country to do so.