A bill that would increase funding to Virginia’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces, as well as establish a child abuse prevention training program in elementary schools has stalled in a House of Delegates committee. The Commonwealth's two Internet Crimes Against Children task forces, or ICACs, which track and prosecute child sexual predators, are funded by a $10 fee on all felony convictions statewide. Democratic state Senator Creigh Deeds patroned legislation in the Senate that would increase this fee from $10 to $15 dollars.
House Republicans are again calling on the Senate to remove their Medicaid expansion alternative plan from the budget and for Governor McAuliffe to call a special session on the issue. Craig Carper reports.
Former Republican strategist Boyd Marcus, who worked as advisor to the McAuliffe campaign last fall after being rejected by Ken Cuccinelli, has narrowly passed a key vote in his nomination to the state ABC board, much to the chagrin of Senate Republicans. Craig Carper reports.
Yesterday lawmakers from both sides of the aisle offered kind words in tribute to their former colleague, State Senator Benjamin Lambert of Richmond. Craig Carper reports.
A new Wason poll shows Hillary Clinton is the favorite among Virginians against all potential Republican challengers in a hypothetical 2016 presidential matchup. Charles Fishburne reports.
The General Assembly has passed a bill that would outlaw posting sexually explicit photos of someone online without their consent and the intent to cause them substantial emotional distress. Craig Carper reports.
Senate Democrats say they are willing to amend their Medicaid expansion alternative plan, to include 4-year audits as proposed by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, something the House has previously supported, when separated from expansion. Craig Carper reports.
State Senate Democrats say they are willing to amend their Medicaid expansion alternative plan, to include four-year audits as proposed by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, something the House of Delegates previously supported, when separated from Medicaid expansion. The Democrats say they’ve compromised repeatedly in their efforts to expand the health care safety net and that it’s time for House Republicans to join them at the negotiating table. The House leadership says it's happy to see the Senate moving toward their position on audits, but maintain that no form of Med
WCVE analyst Jeff Schapiro says Virginia legislators will not agree on a state budget by scheduled March 8 adjournment.