Tag: General Assembly

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Legislators Introduce Journalist Protections

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Legislators Introduce Journalist Protections

| January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Two delegates, both former journalists, introduced legislation Monday to protect student journalists from censorship and shield reporters from having to disclose confidential sources.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Teachers Highlight School Funding as Priority for Legislators

RICHMOND BEAT: Teachers Highlight School Funding as Priority for Legislators

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — On highway overpasses on Interstates 95 and 64, more than a dozen teachers signaled to members of the Virginia General Assembly their top priority by holding up 14 foam boards with Christmas lights spelling out “fund our schools.”

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Dick Black Announces Retirement from Va State Senate

Dick Black Announces Retirement from Va State Senate

| January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia State Senator Col. Richard “Dick” Black, (R-13th District), will not be seeking reelection this November, according to a recent announcement.

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Governor Signs Virginia School ‘Lunch Shaming’ Bill into Law

Governor Signs Virginia School ‘Lunch Shaming’ Bill into Law

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Monday, Gov. Ralph Northam signed House Bill 50 into law; it prohibits schools from shaming students for falling behind on their lunch debt.

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VA House Forms Select Committee to Address School Safety

VA House Forms Select Committee to Address School Safety

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox announced the formation of the School Safety House Select Committee, Thursday.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Next to Consider Senate Coal Ash Legislation

RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Next to Consider Senate Coal Ash Legislation

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Legislation on coal ash, the toxic byproduct of coal-burning power plants, has largely failed in the 2018 General Assembly, but Sen. Scott A. Surrovell, D-Fairfax, has advanced one bill that would buy Virginians more time to get the facts straight.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Civil Liberties Groups Oppose Agreement on Theft Threshold   

RICHMOND BEAT: Civil Liberties Groups Oppose Agreement on Theft Threshold  

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Minority and low-income advocacy groups are joining the Virginia branch of the American Civil Liberties Union in opposing the General Assembly’s bipartisan compromise that would increase the threshold at which a theft is considered a felony.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Proposals Seek to Spur Growth in Va Distillery Industry

RICHMOND BEAT: Proposals Seek to Spur Growth in Va Distillery Industry

| February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Virginia distillers ​may soon be toasting the General Assembly after the Senate passed a bill to let ​liquor manufacturers keep more of the money from selling their spirits in tasting rooms.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Likely to Expand Medical Marijuana

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Likely to Expand Medical Marijuana

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia inched closer to greatly expanding medical marijuana use this week after legislation passed the Senate with unanimous support – three days after its companion bill was likewise approved by the House of Delegates.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Rejects ‘Net Neutrality’ Bill

RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Rejects ‘Net Neutrality’ Bill

| February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

A bill to prohibit internet service providers from prioritizing or blocking certain websites based on content or hosting platform was killed Tuesday in a House subcommittee.

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