A bill that would re-examine the way the state allocates public education dollars has been killed for the year and a Senate proposal for a new office building for the legislature is drawing fire from House Republicans. Craig Carper reports.
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The House of Deleages and State Senate are making the case for their respective budgets.
A bill that would give businesses a tax credit for providing private school scholarships to children and another that would re-examine the way the state allocates public education dollars have been killed for the year.
Yesterday, the House and Senate passed their respective amendments to the biennial budget ... and Governor Bob McDonnell introduced a measure that would petition Congress to adopt a balanced federal budget requirement.
A number of controversial bills targeting illegal immigration are making their way from the House to the Senate…and a bill requiring that all schools grades k-8 teach 30 minutes of physical education a day has now passed both chambers. Craig Carper reports.
On the last day to work on its own bills, the State Senate has passed a number of bills that would restrict the use of cell phones while driving ... and a proposal that would change the state’s budget cycle.
Senator Jim Webb has decided not to seek a second term ... and a filmmaker has brought his work to Virginia legislators to inspire them to change the way they draw electoral districts. Craig Carper reports.
The House of Delegates has passed the Governor’s 4 billion dollar transportation spending proposal. Craig Carper reports.
The House and Senate have approved the bulk of Governor McDonnell’s 4-billion dollar transportation plan, but have rejected his proposal for state workers to contribute to their pension plans. Craig Carper reports.
Governor Bob McDonnell has created an independent bipartisan advisory commission on redistricting, though some Democrats say that the group lacks the power to bring forth any meaningful redistricting reforms. Craig Carper reports.