A House of Delegates subcommittee has killed for the year a bill that would reform Virginia’s redistricting process, giving a bipartisan commission the authority to draw electoral maps rather than the legislature.
Articles by Craig Carper
The Obama campaign held a youth summit in Richmond this weekend to discuss issues and policies affecting young people.
The budget passed by the House of Delegates includes more revenue for the fight against child sexual abuse than originally included by Governor Bob McDonnell.
Democrats voted yesterday to block the passage of the state Senate's budget bill, while the House version passed with bipartisan support.
The House of Delegates Wednesday voted 65-32 to drop a bitterly contested requirement that women seeking abortions undergo an invasive form of ultrasound imaging. The GOP-ruled House acted minutes after Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell sent down an amendment removing the mandatory procedure from the bill.
The "Conscience Clause" bill has passed both houses of the General Assembly and now is heading to Governor Bob McDonnell for his signature.
Senate Democrats are renewing their request from earlier this session for greater representation on committees, and political observers are wondering whether they will prevent the adoption of a budget in order to get it.
An estimated 1,100 people came to Capitol Square yesterday in protest of several bills restricting abortions.
The House of Delegates Appropriations Committee unanimously passed its amended budget, while the state Senate version passed the Finance Committee with all Democrats voting against it and hinting at a likely standoff.
Democratic legislators as well as fertility advocates say the "personhood bill" has many unintended consequences.