In the wake of Virginia's blackface scandals, black lawmakers are pushing a legislature with an unsavory past to see the racial implications of their policy decisions.
House and Senate Republicans have come to an agreement on tax cuts endorsed by Governor Ralph Northam. Their plan calls for increasing the standard deduction by 50 percent in 2020.
For most of the year, things are pretty quiet around here. Lawmakers pop back now and then, but mostly they’re back home. Then, in January, their Richmond offices spring to life.