Among bills signed by Governor Ralph Northam, that become law July 1st, is legislation that will raise the value threshold for grand larceny in Virginia for the first time since 1980.
Jeff Schapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch joins 88.9 WCVE’s Saraya Wintersmith for this week’s political analysis.
Virginia lawmakers are working overtime as they debate whether to expand Medicaid to more low income adults. New research from the nonprofit, nonpartisan Urban Institute says the proposed expansion would insure around 250,000 more Virginians.
Richmond’s City Council has approved additional funds to separate the current Department of Economic and Community Development in two, with one department focused on economic development, and another on housing going forward. It’s not the first time the departments have been rearranged.
A divided Senate Foreign Relations Committee conducted hearings yesterday (5/16) on Senator Tim Kaine’s proposed resolution to limit the power of the President to wage military action, even as more restrictive plans are being unveiled.