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.
Republican Sen. John Watkins of Powhatan has withdrawn his bill to repeal the state’s 30-year ban on uranium mining.
The state Senate Finance Committee has approved Governor McDonnell’s transportation plan, though some Senate Republicans say they have reservations.
A House of Delegates committee has passed a bill that would require public school teachers and high school students to be trained in CPR.
Mayor Dwight Jones delivered the first State of the City Address of his second term last night, laying out his agenda for the next four years.
The state Senate Education and Health Committee has killed a bill that would expand the use of armed school resource officers in Virginia’s public schools.
A bill that would make the mandatory ultrasound requirement for women seeking abortions optional was killed abruptly during a poorly attended, last minute state Senate committee meeting yesterday.
The Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would give Henrico and Chesterfield counties the authority to levy a meals tax if approved by a unanimous vote of their local board of supervisors.
Nearly a dozen bills are before the General Assembly with different visions to put new money into the state’s overloaded transportation system.
A year after Virginia passed voter ID legislation, state Republicans are proposing more changes to the rules by which Virginians cast their ballots.