Tag: Virginia General Assembly
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) announced Monday that he will not seek re-election.
Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell announced today that a video archive of House floor sessions is now available for the 2017 Session.
Republican leaders called for a special session of the General Assembly to consider the Governor’s “Order for the Restoration of Rights.”
Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement after the General Assembly voted to uphold 24 of his legislative vetoes.
Folks back home where I grew up in Page County, Virginia were not known to have a lot to say about events.
Virginia House Republican leaders commented on the adjournment of the 2016 General Assembly session after lawmakers passed a two-year state budget.
With the legislature wrapping up the 2016 Regular Session of the General Assembly in a day or so, I wanted to provide a status report.
The Virginia General Assembly on Thursday elected Court of Appeals Judge Stephen R. McCullough to fill the vacancy on the Virginia Supreme Court left by Justice LeRoy Millette.
One of the most important responsibilities of the General Assembly is the election of judges. After all, judges represent the Commonwealth.
The House of Delegates passed Senator Chap Petersen’s bill to protect cyclists and drivers from the dangers of suddenly opened car doors in a 70-25 vote.
With one week before the scheduled adjournment of March 12, the 2016 General Assembly is nearing completion on all major issues.
Senate Democrats upheld a veto on a bill that would have prevented implementation of a Virginia-specific plan in line with the federal Clean Power Plan.
If past history provides any indication, the 2016 session of the General Assembly will have considered nearly 3,000 bills and resolutions before its 60-day session adjourns in early March.
Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed two so-called Tebow Bills related to the ability of students who receive home instruction to participate in interscholastic programs.
Hillary for Virginia announced that Hillary Clinton has the support of 42 Democratic members of the Virginia General Assembly.
The 2016 Session of the General Assembly is now in warp speed. We are merely two weeks from adjournment, and it seems everybody is in two or three places at the same time.
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.
Education leaders from across the Commonwealth are applauding the House of Delegates plan to restore lottery fund distributions to local school divisions.
A Senate committee declined to report Del. Rob Bell’s (R-Charlottesville) charter schools proposal.
Governor Terry McAuliffe issued a statement on the passage of public safety legislation by both chambers of the General Assembly.
The Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Appropriations proposed a two-year state budget Sunday that includes no tax or fee increases.
The 2016 Session of the General Assembly has crossed the midpoint. I voted no on a couple of tough votes, but “no” doesn’t always mean “absolutely not.”
A Senate committee voted to advance HB 2, which would require that the General Assembly sign off on Virginia’s plan to comply with Clean Power Plan requirements.
The Senate Education and Health Committee on Thursday reported Abemarle Republican Del. Rob Bell’s Tebow Bill.
A Senate committee backed a measure geared towards supporting students who have suffered health setbacks and another to increase physical activity in schools.
A report of the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) released last year included some eye-opening findings for Virginia.
The Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate have now both passed legislation to enshrine Virginia’s right to work law in the Constitution.
The Virginia House of Delegates has passed legislation to establish a statewide virtual school to provide full-time virtual school programs here in Virginia.
Wednesday, the day after crossover and the mid-point in the 2016 General Assembly session, House Democrats released their Midterm Report Card.
House Republican leaders highlighted the House’s legislative accomplishments at a press conference Wednesday.
A Senate floor effort to keep alive a bill to prohibit the civil seizure of assets when the defendant had been acquitted of the underlying crime failed on Monday.
The Virginia Senate passed HB4 and HJ2 on party-line votes to incorporate a version of Virginia’s existing right to work law into the state constitution.
This morning, SB58 – a research and development tax credit bill co-chief patroned by Senator Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) – passed unanimously through the Senate.
Farmers are watching a bill in the Virginia General Assembly that stands to benefit not only them but also Virginians statewide who are in need of food.
The state’s largest farmers’ advocacy organization is backing a bill ithat spells out landowner rights when property is damaged in activities related to eminent domain.
The Senate approved a measure entitling religious organizations and affiliated businesses to refuse to provide services or goods based on religious beliefs.
Crossover for the 2016 Session of the Virginia General Assembly is at hand.
The Virginia House of Delegates passed a constitutional amendment on Friday that will lead to the creation of more public charter schools in Virginia.
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.
Wednesday afternoon, the GOP-controlled Senate Courts of Justice Committee refused to consider certifying Virginia Supreme Court Justice Jane Marum Roush.
The Virginia House of Delegates passed the legislative pieces of the bipartisan gun agreement reached between Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the General Assembly.