In November the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission made a decision to limit the catch quota of Menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay. A bill by Del. Barry Knight, a Republican from Virginia Beach, to do that has squeaked out of House Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee by one vote.
Medicaid expansion would free up roughly $400 million in state funds to use for other things. The Senate chose not to expand Medicaid and therefore had less to spend.
In a new report the non-profit Environment Virginia says the state could reap billions through investment in clean energy and energy efficiency by 2030 if they joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative or RGGI (Reggie).