Today (1/25) Republican leaders in the House and Senate announced the formation of a new bipartisan joint subcommittee for election review. The GOP says they will produce a substantive electoral reform agenda for 2019 ahead of November when all 140 members of the General Assembly are up for re-election.
A handful of Medicaid expansion bills failed in the Senate Health and Education committee this morning (1/25).
Senators on both sides of the aisle spent over an hour discussing Medicaid expansion. A group of bills were rolled together, and went up for a vote.
The Senate adjourned in honor of activist and civil rights leader Reverend Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker Wednesday (1/24).
Two new bills have been introduced in the Virginia Senate that deal with animal welfare. Sen. Bill Stanley, a Republican from Moneta near Roanoke, explained that one would make it difficult for animal abusers to go unnoticed.