On a 38-2 vote the Senate has approved legislation that would lessen the penalties for simple possession of marijuana on the first offense to a maximum fine of $500.
The Virginia General Assembly is considering legislation to deal with an estimated 25 million cubic yards of toxic coal ash at four locations, including one at the Chesterfield Power Station. The plant is a major contributor to Dominion’s power grid, and the county’s tax base.
This week – compromises on two student discipline bills were reached. One caps suspensions for those preK-12 at three days, and another caps the length of long-term suspensions at 45 days.
A bill that would have allowed guns in churches and other places of worship died in committee today (2/9).
Jeff Schapiro joins WCVE's Craig Carper for this week's political analysis. Topics include crossover in the General Assembly session, joint announcements from Republicans and Democrats, and a mishap with the voting board.