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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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RICHMOND BEAT: LGBTQ Advocates Dismayed But Undaunted by Legislative Defeats

RICHMOND BEAT: LGBTQ Advocates Dismayed But Undaunted by Legislative Defeats

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — The General Assembly’s 2019 session was a disappointment for LGBTQ advocates as most legislation on health care, marriage and legal protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity failed.

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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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CNS: Lawmakers Press to Eliminate Job Discrimination Against Former Felons

CNS: Lawmakers Press to Eliminate Job Discrimination Against Former Felons

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Former felons could have more success securing employment under bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday that would bar federal employers from asking requests for applicants’ criminal histories before conditional job offers.

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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: 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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Sen. Black and Del. LaRock Introduce I-66 Toll Relief Legislation

Sen. Black and Del. LaRock Introduce I-66 Toll Relief Legislation

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Sen. Black and Del. LaRock are filing legislation that would provide “desperately-needed” toll relief on I-66 Inside the Beltway.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Advocates to Lobby for Marijuana Legalization in Va

RICHMOND BEAT: Advocates to Lobby for Marijuana Legalization in Va

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Marijuana legalization advocates will come to Richmond for a conference on Sunday and Monday to push for legislation that would decriminalize marijuana and allow its recreational use.

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Del. Tim Hugo Announces Plans to Legislate for Burying Haymarket Power Lines

Del. Tim Hugo Announces Plans to Legislate for Burying Haymarket Power Lines

| October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

Western Prince William elected officials joined 40th District Delegate Tim Hugo (R) and House Commerce and Labor Chairman Terry Kilgore (R-1st District), Oct. 23, to announce Hugo’s intentions to introduce legislation in the 2018 General Assembly to ensure the proposed 230 kV power lines in Haymarket are buried.

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Bills Seek ‘Religious Freedom’ to Reject Same-Sex Marriage

Bills Seek ‘Religious Freedom’ to Reject Same-Sex Marriage

| January 30, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

A group of Republican lawmakers, Monday, touted a bundle of legislation that they said would ensure religious freedom but that critics said would sanction discrimination against gay couples seeking to marry.

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