General Assembly

(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
May 30, 2018 - 3:22 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers are set to end a budget stalemate and pass Medicaid expansion. Both chambers of the Republican-controlled General Assembly are scheduled to meet Wednesday to take up a state budget plan that expands the publicly funded health care program for the poor. About...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
April 19, 2018 - 9:47 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Virginia Delegate Glenn Davis, a Republican representing Virginia Beach, says he may run for mayor of his city. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that if Davis wins the special election, Democrats would have a chance to take his seat for a 50-50 tie in the House of...
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House of Delegates
Matt Demlein, WRVA
March 08, 2018 - 4:36 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — House Speaker Kirk Cox is putting together a special committee to come up with recommendations to make schools safer in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school. Cox, a Republican, announced Thursday the formation of a select committee to study emergency...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
March 08, 2018 - 12:45 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A top lawmaker says the General Assembly won't be passing a state budget on time. It's the second time in four years that disagreements over Medicaid expansion have led to a budget impasse. Republican House Appropriations Chairman Del. Chris Jones said Thursday that the House...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
March 06, 2018 - 4:45 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The State Senate has passed a bill aimed at preventing so-called "sanctuary cities" despite veto promises from Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam. The GOP-controlled Senate voted Tuesday to approve legislation that would ban localities from restricting the enforcement of federal...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
March 05, 2018 - 4:08 pm
Richmond, VA (1140wrva.com) – Tensions have continued on the floor of the House of Delegates for a second straight session day. Multiple African-American Delegates rose to criticize a speech by Delegate Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper), who blamed social ills for gun violence, and suggested Democrats were...
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John Reid, Newsradio WRVA
February 22, 2018 - 11:37 am
Richmond, VA ( 1140wrva.com ) – Governor Ralph Northam (D) says he is consulting his staff over whether to send additional gun control legislation to the General Assembly, as well as whether to take executive action himself. However, the Democrat says he has no plans at the current time to do...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
January 29, 2018 - 4:10 pm
Richmond, VA ( 1140wrva.com ) – The Senate Courts Committee has rejected a bill that would have created a paramilitary activities crime. The bill was an outgrowth of the violence seen in Charlottesville last August with the Unite the Right Rally. Attorney General Mark Herring wanted to make it a...
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House of Delegates
Matt Demlein, WRVA
January 29, 2018 - 3:40 pm
Richmond, VA ( 1140wrva.com ) – By one vote, Delegates declined to ban guns in the gallery of the House of Delegates while the House is in session. The Senate does have a ban. Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-Fairfax), says she once spoke to Congressman Scott Taylor (R), a former Delegate and Navy SEAL...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
January 25, 2018 - 4:15 pm
Richmond, VA ( 1140wrva.com ) – The Senate Education and Health Committee, on party line votes, rejected bids to expand Medicaid. Expansion is a major piece of Governor Ralph Northam's (D) agenda. Much of the testimony in committee was in favor of expansion. Supporters said expansion would allow an...
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