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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: Virginia Democrats Blast Immigration Executive Order

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Democrats Blast Immigration Executive Order

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia’s top Democratic officials on Saturday condemned President Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Would Make Electrocution Default for Death Penalty

RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Would Make Electrocution Default for Death Penalty

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND – Death penalty opponents lost a battle this week when a House committee endorsed a bill to make electrocution the default punishment if lethal injection is unavailable.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Officials Reach Compromise on Gun Laws

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Officials Reach Compromise on Gun Laws

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia’s concealed carry compromise offers something for both Republicans and Democrats.

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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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RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Would Remove Sales Tax on Tampons

RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Would Remove Sales Tax on Tampons

Virginia’s General Assembly is considering exempting feminine hygiene products from sales tax.

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Va. Delegate Proposes Bill to Allow Adjacent Burials of Pets, Owners

Va. Delegate Proposes Bill to Allow Adjacent Burials of Pets, Owners

Virginia codes currently prohibit animals and humans from being buried together in the same cemetery, but one delegate hopes to change that with House Bill 588.

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