Tag: General Assembly

Gov. Northam Signs Virginia Values Act Protecting LGBTQ Individuals

Gov. Northam Signs Virginia Values Act Protecting LGBTQ Individuals

| April 13, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia is first Southern state to provide sweeping anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people

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Gov. Northam Moves to Postpone Town Elections in Response to COVID

Gov. Northam Moves to Postpone Town Elections in Response to COVID

| April 8, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Governor Ralph Northam (D) today requested the General Assembly move the May General Election and all special elections scheduled for May 5, 2020 to the November 3, 2020 General Election date to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Legislature Approves Excused Absences for Student Mental Health

RICHMOND BEAT: Legislature Approves Excused Absences for Student Mental Health

RICHMOND, Va. — The General Assembly passed an amended bill that will allow K-12 students excused absences for mental health issues and will create uniformity for how Virginia school districts address emotional and mental health needs within its schools.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Gen. Assembly Snuffs Marijuana Legalization Hopes… for Now

RICHMOND BEAT: Gen. Assembly Snuffs Marijuana Legalization Hopes… for Now

| February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Several decriminalization bills passed their respective chambers, but hopes of legalization went up in smoke.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Advances Bill to Allow Food Stamp Benefits at Certain Restaurants

RICHMOND BEAT: House Advances Bill to Allow Food Stamp Benefits at Certain Restaurants

| February 18, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND, Va. — House Bill 1410 passed the House Tuesday 54-41. The bill requires the Department of Social Services to participate in the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Giving State’s Electoral Votes to Popular Vote Winner Passes House

RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Giving State’s Electoral Votes to Popular Vote Winner Passes House

| February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — Legislation seeking to guarantee the presidency to candidates who earn the popular vote in national elections passes House and progresses to Senate.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Hundreds of LGBTQ Advocates Lobby Lawmakers for Protections

RICHMOND BEAT: Hundreds of LGBTQ Advocates Lobby Lawmakers for Protections

| February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The day after hundreds lobbied lawmakers on behalf of LGBTQ rights during Equality Virginia’s Day of Action, two significant bills advanced in the General Assembly to further protections for the state‚Äôs LGBTQ residents.

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