General Assembly

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WRVA News
February 12, 2020 - 2:16 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - The General Assembly is at its halfway point as of today. Mary Washington University Political Analyst Stephen Farnsworth says change has clearly come to Richmond, as bills, such those on gun control, are receiving votes after years of being bottled up. However,...
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WRVA News
February 11, 2020 - 4:43 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) -- It was an incredibly busy day at the General Assembly Tuesday, as lawmakers pushed through to complete all over their work on the last day each chamber could consider it's own bills. Of big note, Delegates approved an assault weapons ban that now faces an...
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January 30, 2020 - 11:41 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrats in the Virginia House of Delegates are advancing a package of gun-control measures they said are needed to improve public safety. The new Democratic majority in the House voted Wednesday to advance a package of gun measures over vocal opposition from Republicans, who...
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West Virginia
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Jeff Katz
January 16, 2020 - 1:26 pm
In light of the onslaught of proposed left-wing policies from Gov. Ralph Northam and Virginia's Democratic General Assembly, several state delegates from our neighbors to the west are seeking to create a safe haven for Virginians. Several delegates from the West Vriginia General Assembly have...
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An Equal Rights Amendment supporters yell encouragement to two legislators as they walk down a hallway inside the state Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
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AP News
January 14, 2020 - 4:18 pm
By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia moved a step closer to ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment on Tuesday, even as the measure's future nationally remains in doubt. A House committee approved a resolution to ratify the gender equality measure, which advocates hope will...
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The State House Chamber.  (Matt Demlein, WRVA)
(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
WRVA News
January 09, 2020 - 4:36 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - The decision as to whether Virginians or lawmakers will be able to bring weapons to certain areas of the State Capitol will rest with the House Rules Committee. The House, on a party line vote, approved a rules package that gives the committee control of the...
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Ralph Northam
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Jeff Katz
January 09, 2020 - 1:30 pm
Gov. Ralph Northam outlined the priorities for Virginia Democrats in the upcoming General Assembly session. Northam presented an 11-point plan that he and other Demcoratic leaders have called the "Virginia 2020 Plan." Among the topics included pushing what Northam calls "common sense" gun laws,...
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Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn is Virginia's first ever woman and first ever Jewish Speaker (House of Delegates Feed)
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WRVA News
January 08, 2020 - 1:33 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - In a Commonwealth of 400 years of legislative history, more was made today. Virginia, for the first time, has a woman speaker. Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax) was nominated by the new Democratic majority, although the vote on the House floor was unanimous...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, center back to camera, talks to the media after he outlined his legislative agenda at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
(AP Photo/Steve Helber)
WRVA News
January 08, 2020 - 9:53 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers are kicking off a 60-day legislative session with Democrats in full control for the first time in more than two decades. Here's a look at some top issues legislators will take up this year: GUNS Likely the most prominent debate this year will be on gun...
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WRVA News
January 07, 2020 - 2:58 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - A new poll from Virginia Commonwealth University shows split support for the broad idea of stricter gun laws. But when specific proposals are discussed, the poll finds stronger support among Virginians. The poll, released by VCU today, found 53% of Virginians...
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