General Assembly

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Jeff Katz
January 07, 2020 - 2:30 pm
Richmond City Council passed a resolution Monday night asking the Virginia General Assembly to allow local governments to make decisions on the removal of Confederate statues. The resolution, passed by a 6-2 vote, was introduced by Councilman Michael Jones (9th District) and would give the Richmond...
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FILE - Jan. 22, 2019 file photo, Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, D-Prince William, center, speaks during a news conference of ERA supporters after her bill was killed by a House subcommittee. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
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WRVA News
January 02, 2020 - 8:52 am
By SARAH RANKIN and DAVID CRARY Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment are so confident Virginia is on the verge of becoming the critical 38th state to ratify the gender equality measure, they are already making plans for how they will celebrate. But that...
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WRVA News
December 16, 2019 - 12:45 pm
(NEWPORT NEWS, Va.) -- The new Democrat majority in the General Assembly has strong support among voters for key parts of its agenda, including enacting more gun restrictions, passing the Equal Rights Amendment, increasing the minimum wage and decrimnalizing marijuana possession. That's according...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
WRVA News
December 04, 2019 - 1:56 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Governor Ralph Northam (D) has announced a pause in the work requirement for Medicaid, a major piece of the deal that allowed for Medicaid expansion to take place. Several Republican Delegates agreed to vote for expansion in part because of the requirement. The...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
AP News
November 05, 2019 - 10:21 pm
**********SEE RESULTS HERE ****************** By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press . RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democrats continued their winning streak under President Trump on Tuesday and took full control of the statehouse for the first time in more than two decades. Democrats won majorities in...
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AP News
November 05, 2019 - 8:57 am
By ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginians are deciding Tuesday which party should control the statehouse in a widely watched contest that will test how voters feel about President Donald Trump and his possible impeachment. The Old Dominion's legislative elections are...
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AP News
October 27, 2019 - 4:49 pm
By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Carol Jenkins sees it, a nearly 100-year push to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is closer to reality now than it's ever been. That's why there's a "tremendous effort" underway to elect supporters of the long-stalled...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
AP News
October 25, 2019 - 4:43 pm
By ALAN SUDERMAN and BEN FINLEY Associated Press VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Chris Parker is the type of Virginian whom Democrats hope to get to the polls next month to help them flip the legislature and usher in a wave of stricter gun laws. Parker leans Democratic and believes there "definitely"...
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July 28, 2019 - 8:16 am
Jamestown, VA _ In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in North America, President Donald Trump will participate in the 400th Anniversary Joint Commemorative Session of the Virginia General Assembly, hosted by Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American...
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July 09, 2019 - 2:37 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (newsradiowrva.com) — Governor Ralph Northam today issued the following statement after the House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia adjourned until November 18 without taking any votes on proposed gun safety legislation. “I called legislators back to Richmond for this special...
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