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Showdown This Week on Governor’s Supreme Court Appointment

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.

House Republicans Roll Out Education Agenda

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.

Transgender Restroom Case Goes to Federal Appeals Court Wednesday

The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond will hear oral arguments Wednesday morning (1/27) in the ACLU case against the Gloucester County School Board for what they say are discriminatory restroom policies for transgender students.

Gavin Grimm, a 16-year-old transgender Junior at Gloucester High School was born female but identifies as male.

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