The General Assembly reached a compromise on gun control legislation, reversing the decision by State Attorney General Mark Herring to no longer accept reciprocity agreements with other states.
Governor Terry McAuliffe, State lawmakers and advocates appear to have reached a rare compromise on one of the most divisive issues in politics, the balance of gun rights and gun violence prevention. The deal would reverse Attorney General Mark Herring’s opinion late last year, which ended concealed handgun reciprocity agreements with dozens of other states.
In exchange gun rights proponents have agreed to prohibit those who have a permanent protective order for domestic violence against them from carrying a firearm.
Republicans hoping to replace a Virginia Supreme Court Justice installed by Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe say lawmakers will vote this week on whether she should remain on the court.
Republicans have protested the Governor’s appointment of Justice Jane Marum Roush in July, saying he left them out of the process.
Republicans want Court of Appeals Judge Rossie Alston instead.
The state General Assembly passed several laws related to voter's rights.
House Republicans rolled out their education agenda today (1/26) at the State Capitol, with many of the bills focusing on school choice.
One bill would increase the tax credit for donations to nonprofit scholarship groups from 65-90%.
Another would give students the option to transfer to any school within their school district.
There’s also a proposal to create Education Savings Accounts to give parents the ability to put their kids in private schools.
Several bills would aim to expand access to early childhood education, but not universal Pre-K.