Petersburg Superintendent Marcus Newsome presented a list of funding requests to a group of legislators yesterday (1/25). He also spoke during a community meeting earlier this week.
Jeff Schapiro joins WCVE’s Craig Carper for this week’s political analysis. Topics include the prospect of Medicaid expansion in Virginia, efforts to strengthen oversight over utilities like Dominion Energy and marijuana decriminalization and gun legislation in the General Assembly.
Last night (1/25) a House of Delegates Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee killed 16 gun control bills, including a ban on bump stocks like the one used in the Las Vegas shooting last year.
Today (1/25) Republican leaders in the House and Senate announced the formation of a new bipartisan joint subcommittee for election review. The GOP says they will produce a substantive electoral reform agenda for 2019 ahead of November when all 140 members of the General Assembly are up for re-election.