Tag: General Assembly

RICHMOND BEAT: Legislation Requires Dominion Energy to Remove Coal Ash

RICHMOND BEAT: Legislation Requires Dominion Energy to Remove Coal Ash

| March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

The legislation seeks to clean up coal ash sites in the city of Chesapeake and in Prince William, Chesterfield and Fluvanna counties.

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Westboro Stunt Backfires: Danica Roem Raises Thousands for 13th District Campaign

Westboro Stunt Backfires: Danica Roem Raises Thousands for 13th District Campaign

| March 2, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

After the news media announced that the Westboro Baptist Church planned to protest her in Richmond, Del. Danica Roem turned it around raising more than $16K for her reelection campaign.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Safe Driving Advocates Lament Defeat of ‘Hands-Free’ Legislation

RICHMOND BEAT: Safe Driving Advocates Lament Defeat of ‘Hands-Free’ Legislation

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — Traffic safety advocates are upset by the surprise defeat of legislation that would have prohibited motorists in Virginia from holding their cellphones while driving.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Happy Hour Ads

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Happy Hour Ads

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia bar patrons might soon see a slew of new advertisements from their favorite hangouts — ads that include prices for happy hour specials.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Gen. Assembly Bans Holding Cell Phones While Driving

RICHMOND BEAT: Gen. Assembly Bans Holding Cell Phones While Driving

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

The Virginia Senate and House of Delegates on Tuesday each passed bills prohibiting motorists from touching their cell phones while driving.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Republicans, Democrats Clash Over ‘Disturbing’ Abortion Bill

RICHMOND BEAT: Republicans, Democrats Clash Over ‘Disturbing’ Abortion Bill

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia Republicans voiced outrage Thursday to a failed proposal by Democrats that would have expanded abortion rights — even moments before birth — as one GOP legislator shed tears and another called the proposal “extremely disturbing.”

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RICHMOND BEAT: Amid Protest, Legislators Announce 5% Pay Raise for Teachers

RICHMOND BEAT: Amid Protest, Legislators Announce 5% Pay Raise for Teachers

| January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments | Education

RICHMOND — As hundreds of teachers and supporters from around the state marched to the Virginia Capitol to call for higher salaries and more funding for public schools, legislative leaders announced Monday that they would include a 5 percent pay raise for teachers in the state budget.

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RICHMOND BEAT: State Lawmakers Reject Legislation to Protect Student Journalists

RICHMOND BEAT: State Lawmakers Reject Legislation to Protect Student Journalists

| January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — A legislative panel rejected a bill protecting student journalists from administrative censorship on a 3-3 vote Monday.

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RICHMOND BEAT:  Senate Kills Bill to Raise Minimum Wage in Party-Line Vote

RICHMOND BEAT: Senate Kills Bill to Raise Minimum Wage in Party-Line Vote

| January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — A Senate bill that would have raised Virginia’s minimum wage is dead — much to the dismay of more than two dozen advocates who braved the cold to rally for the bill Monday morning.

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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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