Tag: Government

ralph northam

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam statement on Senate vote to defund Planned Parenthood

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam comments after the Virginia State Senate approved HB 2264 to defund Planned Parenthood.


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Ralph Northam unveils Virginia criminal justice reform agenda

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday unveiled his agenda to reform Virginia’s criminal justice system.


tom perriello

Perriello challenges Dominion to offer next generation solutions

Tom Perriello is challenging Dominion Resources to offer better clean energy, job-creating solutions.


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Statement from Dominion on Perriello opposition to pipelines

Statement from Dominion in response to Tom Perriello’s announcement this afternoon of his opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


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Tom Perriello announces opposition to two Virginia pipelines

Democratic Party gubernatorial nomination candidate Tom Perriello today announced his opposition to a pair of proposed Virginia pipelines.


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Tom Perriello announces staff for gubernatorial campaign

Tom Perriello is announcing additional hires for his gubernatorial campaign that represent talent from across the Democratic Party.


virginia general assembly

Senate committee kills sick leave, equal pay bills

The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee killed two pro-family bills carried by Senator Jennifer Wexton (D-Loudoun), SB 824 and SB 1080.


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Senate passes bill to scrap license suspension for non-driving-related offenses

The Senate passed a bill repealing the policy of automatically suspending a person’s driving license for a non-driving-related offense.


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Senate committee punts LGBT equality to Code Commission

A Senate committee referred two marriage equality proposals to the Code Commission.


virginia general assembly

Constitutional amendment would strip governor of ability to restore voting rights

A Senate bill would automatically restore the rights of non-violent felons while stripping the governor’s power to restore rights on a case-by-case basis.


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Tom for Virginia to hold Rock & Rally Charlottesville concert

Tom for Virginia will hold a “Rock & Rally” concert at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville in support of Tom Perriello.


virginia general assembly

Senate Democrats block measure to reduce SNAP benefits

A Senate committee voted on Friday to block a bill reducing benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.


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Roanoke leaders endorse Ralph Northam for governor

Today, leaders from the Roanoke region endorsed Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam for the Democratic Party nomination for governor.


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Nondiscrimination bills pass State Senate

Today, the Virginia Senate passed two bills outlawing discrimination against the LGBT community.


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Senate passes bill to implement community engaged policing standards

The Senate passed a bill to implement community engaged policing training standards in law enforcement.


virginia general assembly

Senate committee defeats two pro-choice bills

The Senate Committee on Education and Health rejected two pro-choice bills, SB 1424 and S.B. 1549, on party-line votes on Thursday.


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Bills blocking TRAP abortion restrictions killed in Senate committee

The Senate Education and Health Committee killed proposals to strip the Virginia Code of its unconstitutional TRAP provisions.


virginia general assembly

House passes odd bill changing process for U.S. Senate vacancies

The House of Delegates has passed a bill that would allow future governors to leave a vacated U.S. Senate seat unfilled practically indefinitely.


ralph northam

Northam to Congress: ‘Legislators should not tell women what they can do with their bodies’

Yesterday, President Trump made it clear attacking women’s healthcare will be a hallmark of his administration.


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Ralph Northam gets endorsements from Alexandria Democrats

Leaders from Alexandria endorsed the Ralph Northam campaign for governor Tuesday.


virginia general assembly

House subcommittee kills bills to raise minimum wage

The GOP-majority Commerce and Labor Subcommittee #2 today killed three bills that would have raised the minimum wage in Virginia.


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Lethal weapons? Senate Democrats decry switchblade bill

This afternoon, the Virginia Senate passed a bill, SB 865, to carve out an exception to allow minors to be provided with dangerous weapons.


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Bill to change larceny threshold reports unanimously

A Senate committee passed a bill to raise the grand larceny threshold from $200 to $500.


lgbt

LGBT equality bills pass Senate committee

A Senate committee passed bills banning housing and public job discrimination against LGBTs.


ralph northam

Ralph Northam on Trump executive order reinstating global gag rule

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam comments on the new executive order reinstating the global gag rule.