Governor McAuliffe has vetoed the so-called "Tebow Bill," which would allow home-schooled children to play sports on public school teams, and the Assembly considers revising the penalties for brandishing a weapon.
The General Assembly has advanced legislation to close a school bus safety loophole uncovered by Attorney General Mark Herring.
The AG said the old law created some pretty obvious enforcement problems for localities. Herring said, that meant police had to issue tickets in person.
This legislation will change that.
Virginians will cast their ballots this Super-Tuesday (3/1). Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both enjoy big leads here.
All the candidates have made appearances the state over the past week. Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders rallies were well attended, though Rubio lacks support among the growing anti-establishment movement in the GOP and Sanders has yet to build the same kind of enthusiasm among African-Americans that the Clintons have maintained for years.
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.