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Sam Rasoul offers lessons for international students

International students were eager to hear Sam Rasoul share his experiences as a state legislator.


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Rasoul praises court decision to block gerrymandered districts

Del. Sam Rasoul applauded today’s Supreme Court decision blocking 11 state legislative districts gerrymandered by race.


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Rasoul’s childcare licensure bill unanimously passes Senate

The State Senate has unanimously passed a measure to create new protections for Virginia’s children put forward by Del. Sam Rasoul.


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Steve Landes touts legislative successes in House

Del. Steve Landes highlighted his legislation that has advanced in the House of Delegates.


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Sam Rasoul talks at EMU about listening, leadership, ‘living out your values’

“If we lead out of our values, it will cost us something,” Delegate Sam Rasoul told a packed crowd at EMU.


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Rasoul files bill to expand access to education, community resources

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) has filed HB 2434, a bill that would establish community schools.


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Rasoul requests study to explore fairness in Virginia higher ed admissions

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) has filed HJ 585, legislation that would study rates of in-state and out-of-state undergraduate student admissions.


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Sam Rasoul launches Impact Center: Leadership training to be focus

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) has launched an initiative called the Impact Center in Roanoke for people looking to have a local impact on their community.


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Del. Sam Rasoul to run for re-election in the 11th House District

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) announced today that he will run for reelection in Virginia’s 11th District in the House of Delegates.


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Ken Plum: Energy sustainability, resiliency

Those who were concerned that the 2016 Energy, Sustainability and Resiliency conference would be business as usual were in for a surprise.


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Democrats focus on House of Delegates redistricting

Del. David Toscano and Del. Charniele Herring issued the following statements on the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding Virginia’s congressional districts.


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Ken Plum: Restoring voting rights

The restoration of civil rights after completing a sentence is automatic in most states and routine in those that have an application process.


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House and Senate Republicans challenge McAuliffe’s rights restoration order

Republicans have retained an attorney to challenge Gov. McAuliffe’s order restoring the civil rights of over 206,000 convicted felons.


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GOP leader requests AG opinion on lethal injections

House Majority Whip Jackson H. Miller requested an official opinion from Attorney General Mark Herring on legal questions on lethal injections.


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Ken Plum: Redesigning our schools

My first experience in Fairfax County came as a result of being placed as an intern teacher by the University of Virginia in Fairfax County Public Schools.


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Ken Plum: Balancing the budget

One of the responsibilities of the Governor of Virginia dictated by the State Constitution is to propose a budget for a biennium. W


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Landes economic development legislation signed by governor

Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, announced Governor McAuliffe’s approval of a pair of his economic development initiatives.


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McAuliffe vetoes Common Core bill

Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 259, which prohibits the Board of Education from replacing the Standards of Learning with the Common Core Standards.


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Landes bill on explicit materials in schools passes Senate

House Bill 516, which requires the Board of Education to establish a policy regarding sexually explicit materials for public schools, passed the Senate 22 to 17.


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Democrats point to missed opportunities in House budget

The Virginia House of Delegates passed HB 30, which will fund the Virginia government through the end of Fiscal Year 2018.


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Ken Plum: Education as the priority

My constituents have made clear to me that their top priority for the budget is education funding; the Governor had the same priority in preparing his budget.


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Local school leaders applaud House proposal to restore lottery fund distribution

Education leaders from across the Commonwealth are applauding the House of Delegates plan to restore lottery fund distributions to local school divisions.


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Senate upholds local control for charter schools

A Senate committee declined to report Del. Rob Bell’s (R-Charlottesville) charter schools proposal.


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Landes highlights bills passed by House of Delegates

Del. R. Steven Landes, (R-Weyers Cave) today highlighted his legislation that has been passed in the House of Delegates.


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House Republicans release state budget blueprint

The Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Appropriations proposed a two-year state budget Sunday that includes no tax or fee increases.


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House of Delegates to present budget proposal on Sunday

The Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Appropriations will present a budget proposal for the 2016-2018 biennium on Sunday.


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Virtual education legislation passes in Virginia House of Delegates

The Virginia House of Delegates has passed legislation to establish a statewide virtual school to provide full-time virtual school programs here in Virginia.


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House passes bill giving businesses license to discriminate against LGBTs

The House of Delegates passed a bill that would establish a right to discriminate for people who hold certain religious beliefs about LGBTs.


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House of Delegates votes to defund Planned Parenthood

The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that prohibits public funding of clinics that provide abortions for cases other than rape, incest, or life-endangerment.


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House passes constitutional amendment on public charter schools

The Virginia House of Delegates passed a constitutional amendment on Friday that will lead to the creation of more public charter schools in Virginia.


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House subcommittee passes ban on abortion after 20 weeks

The House of Delegates Courts of Justice – Constitutional Law Subcommittee passed a bill Wednesday that would prohibit abortion after 20 weeks with very little exceptions.


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House passes bill to weaken brandishing laws

The House of Delegates passed a bill Tuesday that weakens what is necessary to find a person guilty of brandishing a weapon.


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House of Delegates passes GO Virginia legislation with major bipartisan support

The Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday passed HB 834 and HB 846, the legislative centerpieces of GO Virginia, with major bipartisan support.


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House subcommittee passes birth control measure

A House subcommittee passed in a bipartisan vote a bill to define “birth control” as contraceptive methods approved by the FDA.


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Healthcare services bill passes House of Delegates

A bill proposed by Del. Sam Rasoul would allow medical professionals who provide charitable healthcare services to receive continuing education credits.


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House Republicans vote to keep discriminating against LGBT Virginians

The Republican-dominated General Laws Subcommittee #4 passed two measures that codify discriminatory practices based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


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House subcommittee blocks campaign finance reforms

A House subcommittee blocked several measures that would have increased accountability and transparency when it comes to campaign fundraising.


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House Republicans block bill expanding access to full-day kindergarten

A Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee killed two bills that would have helped expand access to full-day kindergarten.


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House passes Delegate Stolle’s legislation to help veterans

The Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday passed legislation to help veterans transition to the workforce.


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House of Delegates passes Right to Work constitutional amendment

The Virginia House of Delegates passed legislation Tuesday to enshrine Virginia’s Right to Work law in the Constitution.


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Del. Steve Landes releases legislative survey results

Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, released the results of the annual 25th House District Survey.


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House Republicans outline business growth agenda

Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday outlined their legislative agenda to foster job creation.


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Nonpartisan redistricting bills die in Virginia House subcommittee

The House Privileges and Elections Elections Subcommittee heard and blocked three bills that would have created a way of drawing districts that is fairer to voters.


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Virginia has spent $679 million on economic development incentives since 2010

Virginia has spent $679 million for performance and ongoing economic development incentives since 2010, according to a presentation received by the House Appropriations Committee on Monday.


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Ken Plum: Progress on transportation

In the early years of the 20th century travelers were advised not to come to Virginia because of the poor condition of the roads.


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House Democrats critical of GOP on efforts to derail Clean Power Plan

The House passed a bill requiring the General Assembly to give final approval to the plan developed by the state DEQ to comply with the Clean Power Plan.


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House passes legislation to restore oversight on energy policy

The Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday passed legislation to require General Assembly approval of Virginia’s implementation of the federal Clean Power Plan.


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House Courts Committee to interview Roush, Alston for Supreme Court vacancy

The Virginia House of Delegates Courts of Justice Committee will interview Justice Jane Roush and Court of Appeals Judge Rossie Alston on Wednesday.


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House Republicans outline education agenda

Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday outlined their legislative agenda to promote opportunities in education.


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Republicans join Democrats in killing bills requiring drug testing for VIEW recipients

A House subcommittee struck down bills that would have forced any participant of VIEW programs to submit to substance abuse testing in order to receive benefits.