Tag: General Assembly

RICHMOND BEAT: End Death Penalty, Execution Brings ‘No Solace’ to Victims, Survivors Say

RICHMOND BEAT: End Death Penalty, Execution Brings ‘No Solace’ to Victims, Survivors Say

| November 25, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Virginians for Alternatives for the Death Penalty are asking the General Assembly to consider passing legislation to abolish the death penalty. The VADP’s executive director believes it is a nonpartisan issue.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Government Shifts with Democrats Dominating Election Day

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Government Shifts with Democrats Dominating Election Day

| November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

The last time Virginia Democrats controlled the House, Senate and governorship was in the mid-1990s. This trifecta could make it easier for the party to pass its agenda.

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Prince William’s Democratic Delegates Graduate to Become Sophomores

Prince William’s Democratic Delegates Graduate to Become Sophomores

| November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William incumbents held their grounds in statewide races.

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Prince William Representatives Respond to Adjournment of Va Special Gun Control Session

Prince William Representatives Respond to Adjournment of Va Special Gun Control Session

| July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

The Republicans who control the Virginia General Assembly adjourned the special session to discuss gun control, Tuesday, without voting on any of the proposed bills or amendments.

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Geary Higgins Wins Republican Nomination for Va 13th Senate Seat

Geary Higgins Wins Republican Nomination for Va 13th Senate Seat

| June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Geary Higgins beat Ron Meyers, Jr. in the June 11 Virginia Primary, to become the Republican candidate in the race to be the Virginia State Senate Member representing the 13th District

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Del. Lee Carter Wins Democratic Primary for Va 50th District

Del. Lee Carter Wins Democratic Primary for Va 50th District

| June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia’s 50th District Delegate incumbent, Lee Carter, won the Democratic nomination on June 11 against Manassas council member Mark. D. Wolfe.

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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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