Tag: General Assembly

RICHMOND BEAT: Va Trails Nation in Placing Foster Children with Relatives

RICHMOND BEAT: Va Trails Nation in Placing Foster Children with Relatives

| April 22, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — Only 7% of Virginia’s foster children are placed with relatives, according to a new study — well below the national average of 32%. Advocacy groups are calling on child welfare services to increase efforts to keep children in the home or place them in a family setting.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Governor’s Amendment Would Ban Phone Use While Driving in Va

RICHMOND BEAT: Governor’s Amendment Would Ban Phone Use While Driving in Va

| March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Drivers in Virginia would face penalties for using a phone behind the wheel under legislation that Gov. Ralph Northam has amended and sent to the General Assembly for approval.

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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 | 1 Comment | 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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