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.
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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.
Republican Delegate Manoli Loupassi of Richmond is introducing proposals to limit state spending, put more education dollars in the classroom, expand protections from verbal abuse, and further penalize those who elude police. Craig Carper reports.
Democratic Delegate Jennifer McClellan of Richmond again is proposing increased penalties for stalking and closing the state’s gun show loophole along with new legislation to reexamine how money is allocated to schools statewide. Craig Carper reports.
Competing bills have been introduced in the House of Delegates, asking the question whether or not openly gay men and women should be allowed to serve in the Virginia National Guard. Craig Carper reports.
Republican Delegate John O'Bannon of Henrico will offer legislation fighting childhood obesity, introducing a Tea Party license plate and supporting a measure that would let two thirds of the states repeal a federal law.
Democratic Senator Don McEachin of Richmond will be offering legislation in the upcoming session prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation for state agencies, expanding funding for legal services for the poor and giving land owners whose property is foreclosed upon the right to a day in court. Craig Carper reports.
Could Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli be a viable candidate for Governor in 2013? Craig Carper reports.
In the first in a series of 2011 General Assembly previews, Democratic Delegate Joe Morrissey of Henrico is submitting several bills on controversial topics for the upcoming session. Craig Carper reports.
Governor Bob McDonnell is proposing more new spending initiatives than cuts to the state budget for the first time since the start of the recession. Craig Carper reports.