A coalition of first responders is asking the state to fund fully the Line of Duty Act, which pays benefits to families of fallen officers and those severely wounded while doing their jobs. Craig Carper reports.
Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly have approved Gov. McDonnell’s Educator Fairness Act, which would extend new teachers' probationary window from three to five years and make it easier for school administrators to fire teachers deemed incompetent. Craig Carper reports.
A bill that many Democrats say would allow campus organizations to discriminate against individuals based on political and religious criteria or sexual orientation has passed both chambers of the General Assembly.
The five Democrats on the state Senate finance committee voted against the upper chamber’s amendments to the two-year state budget yesterday because of its lack of Medicaid expansion in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.