Virginia's General Assembly has already lined up multiple bills focused on women's health issues for the 2016 session.
In 1998 former Governor Jim Gilmore and the General Assembly eliminated the state car tax in favor of a local car tax.
Now Democratic Senator Chap Petersen of Fairfax has a bill to completely scrap the tax for non-commercial vehicles in favor of a local 5¢ per gallon gas tax.
Senator Petersen says the car tax is inequitable and administratively inefficient. Petersen’s bill would require a constitutional amendment, passing the General Assembly twice and then going to the voters for approval on the ballot.
Saraya Wintersmith reports on the State of the Commonwealth address.
Tonight (1/13) at the midpoint of his term, Governor Terry McAuliffe will deliver his annual State of the Commonwealth address.
He will ask the General Assembly to support his two-year legacy budget, which includes a billion dollars in new investment for education.
While the Governor has fought hard in previous years with the Republican controlled legislature over Medicaid expansion and gun control, he warned them not to get bogged down in petty partisan battles.
Lawmakers are returning to Richmond today (1/13) to kick off their 2016 legislative session.
Tonight they will hear Governor Terry McAuliffe’s State of the Commonwealth address. The Democratic Governor is entering his third year in office and will be seeking support for his $109 billion dollar proposed budget that includes a billion-dollar increase in education spending, small corporate and individual tax cuts and a two-percent raise for state employees.