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OPINION: Va. General Assembly Should Authorize Medicaid Expansion

OPINION: Va. General Assembly Should Authorize Medicaid Expansion

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

It can be hard to keep up with this wave of legislation, but there is one amendment that sticks out and has a far greater impact on the lives of working Virginians than any other: authorizing the Governor to expand Medicaid in Virginia.

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Gov. McAuliffe Vows to Veto Anti-LGBT Legislation

Gov. McAuliffe Vows to Veto Anti-LGBT Legislation

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

Gov. Terry McAuliffe vowed to veto any bill that discriminates against LGBTQ people at a reception hosted Tuesday night by Equality Virginia.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Panel’s Rebuff of Redistricting Elicits ‘Boos’

RICHMOND BEAT: Panel’s Rebuff of Redistricting Elicits ‘Boos’

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

Dozens of people jeered Republicans on a House committee Friday after they declined to revive legislation aimed at changing the way political districts are drawn in Virginia. 

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s Time to Take Gerrymander Fight to the Ballot Box

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s Time to Take Gerrymander Fight to the Ballot Box

| February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments | Community

“But whether the motivation is incumbent protection or partisan advantage, the result is the same. The people are cheated out of the right to be accurately represented.”

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RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Would End ‘Winner Take All’ Electoral Vote System

RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Would End ‘Winner Take All’ Electoral Vote System

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

A bill to end Virginia’s “winner take all” system of awarding Electoral College votes was approved by a House subcommittee Tuesday.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Lawmakers Make Anniversary of Roe v. Wade ‘Day of Tears’

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Lawmakers Make Anniversary of Roe v. Wade ‘Day of Tears’

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

The Virginia General Assembly passed a resolution, Wednesday, to hold a “Day of Tears,” Jan. 22, to commemorate the lives lost through abortion.

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Bull Run Civics Class Visits Richmond, Meets Governor

Bull Run Civics Class Visits Richmond, Meets Governor

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments | Education

Eighty-five students in Riley O’Casey’s Bull Run Middle School 8th grade civics classes visited Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 4, where they toured the state capitol building and met with Governor McAuliffe.

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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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