General Assembly

Northam's push to limit campaign contributions fails. (Dreamstime)
(Dreamstime)
January 30, 2019 - 11:41 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's proposal to put new limits on campaign contributions is finding little love in the General Assembly. A Senate panel killed a Northam-backed bill Tuesday to limit contributions with the help of Northam's fellow Democrats. Northam said before the...
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Bill to legalize casinos in Virginia advances, fate unclear. (Dreamstime)
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January 22, 2019 - 12:52 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Legislation to legalize casinos in Virginia is advancing in the General Assembly, but the odds of passage are still unknown. A pro-casino bill was approved with bipartisan support Monday by the General Laws and Technology Committee in the state Senate. The legislation would...
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 Virginia lawmakers have selected a new top regulator of public utilities, financial service companies and other businesses. (Dreamstime)
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January 17, 2019 - 12:02 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia lawmakers have selected a new top regulator of public utilities, financial service companies and other businesses. The Republican-led General Assembly elected Patricia West on Wednesday to serve as a commissioner on the State Corporation Commission. Republican...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
January 02, 2019 - 12:31 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An outspoken conservative Virginia state senator in a competitive district is announcing his plans to retire. Republican Sen. Dick Black said Wednesday he would not seek re-election for his northern Virginia seat. Black's decision to retire could make it harder for Republicans...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
December 13, 2018 - 11:59 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wants to boost state spending on school counselors as a way to keep kids safer. The Democratic governor announced Thursday that he plans to ask the Republican-controlled General Assembly to approve $36 million in new spending to hire more school...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
October 19, 2018 - 4:19 pm
By MATTHEW BARAKAT , Associated Press FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — State delegate Lee Carter of Virginia is expecting a rough campaign when he's up for re-election in 2019. So he's getting a jump on the opposition by self-disclosing a series of private, sometimes embarrassing details about his personal...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
October 02, 2018 - 4:58 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) -- Just hours after House Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) announced the House of Delegates would return October 21st to consider a redistricting bill, Governor Ralph Northam (D) promised a veto of that bill. The House bill passed out of committee last week...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
September 04, 2018 - 5:03 pm
Richmond, Va. (newsradiowrva.com) - House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox has filed a formal appeal to the United States Supreme Court in Bethune Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections , after the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia reversed its previous opinion and found 11 House...
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June 30, 2018 - 9:47 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of new Virginia laws will be going into effect Sunday. The biggest item to come out of the General Assembly this year was a bipartisan agreement to expand Medicaid eligibility to about 400,000 low-income adults. That agreement is part of a state budget that begins July...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
June 07, 2018 - 6:09 pm
RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today signed two bills that fund state government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2018 and all of Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020. The budget Governor Northam signed increases health care access for up to 400,000 Virginians by expanding Medicaid and makes significant...
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