The General Assembly debates a bill that would allow for production of an oil derived from marijuana for medical purposes.
A House committee has killed a bill that would keep the identities of police officers secret from the news and public media.
A Virginia legislative panel has killed a bill that would have allowed the government to keep the names of police officers secret from the news media and the public.
It had passed the Senate 25-15, but a House subcommittee voted to kill it yesterday after spirited testimony.
The bill by Republican Senator John Cosgrove of Chesapeake had generated national attention, because it would have made Virginia the first state to pass such a law.
The General Assembly has passed a bill that creates the Fantasy Contest Act, which focuses on enabling a fair playing field for participants of fantasy sports games.
Winning in Virginia will be critical to sealing the Democratic nomination for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. That’s what her husband, former President Bill Clinton told a full house at the Hippodrome Theater in Jackson Ward last night (2/24). “We need to win in Virginia. We need every vote in Virginia.”
While making that case last night, the 42nd President spoke of the need to embrace America’s cultural diversity, particularly Muslims and the LGBT community, instead of tearing them down as he said the GOP is doing.
Two bills focused on charter schools were defeated in the General Assembly on Tuesday.
Both Houses have passed a bill that seeks to check how power plants are regulated under new climate change provisions.
With one week until Virginia’s Super Tuesday primary Ohio Governor John Kasich spoke to hundreds of voters yesterday evening for a Town Hall forum at VCU’s medical campus. Governor Kasich made his appeal to both establishment voters and those frustrated with the process noting while he’s got decades of experience within the system he’s maintained his independence throughout that career. Kasich took questions from the audience on immigration, social security, student debt, mental health and world affairs.
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich spent Monday (2/22) in Virginia, eight days ahead of the state’s primary.
The House of Delegates and the Senate have each released their proposed budgets for the next two years.