Governor Ralph Northam received a standing ovation for his support of public education – and educators - last night (1/15) during his first address to the Joint Assembly.
Hundreds spent Martin Luther King Day on Capitol Square to lobby their lawmakers on a variety of issues, including gun rights and gun control. At the same time Senate Courts of Justice committee killed dozens of bills that that would expand background checks and further limit where and how firearms may be carried.
Today (1/15) marks day six of Virginia’s 2018 General Assembly session, and many of the Governor’s top-priority gun proposals have already been voted down by the Senate Courts Committee.
In the wake of the recent federal tax overhaul, there’ll be more discussion of changes to Virginia’s tax code during this year’s General Assembly session.