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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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RICHMOND BEAT: Roem’s Proposal Would Boost Suicide Prevention Efforts in Virginia Schools

RICHMOND BEAT: Roem’s Proposal Would Boost Suicide Prevention Efforts in Virginia Schools

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

While campaigning door to door, Del. Danica Roem met a constituent who had lost her only child to suicide. The mother had one request – make suicide prevention training available to all school employees.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Schools May Get Authority to Open Before Labor Day

RICHMOND BEAT: Schools May Get Authority to Open Before Labor Day

| January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Summer vacation may be cut short for some Virginia students after two bills rescinding the so-called “Kings Dominion law” – which restricts schools from starting before Labor Day – passed the House this week.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Committee Unanimously Kills ‘Netflix Tax’

RICHMOND BEAT: House Committee Unanimously Kills ‘Netflix Tax’

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

A bill nicknamed the “Netflix tax” was unanimously defeated Monday in the House Finance Committee, ending the possibility of taxing streaming services in Virginia in 2019.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Propelled by #MeToo, Groups Seek to Remove ‘Tampon Tax’

RICHMOND BEAT: Propelled by #MeToo, Groups Seek to Remove ‘Tampon Tax’

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

With momentum from the #MeToo movement, several women’s rights groups are supporting legislative calls to remove the sales tax on feminine hygiene products.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Meet the Democratic Socialist Who Ousted a Top Republican from the House

RICHMOND BEAT: Meet the Democratic Socialist Who Ousted a Top Republican from the House

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

In 2015, Lee J. Carter, an information technology specialist from Manassas, was shocked by 245 volts during a work assignment in Peoria, Illinois, when an electrician had incorrectly wired a panel.

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