Law and Policy


Can I Opt Out of the Child Tax Credit Payments? Here’s The Answer

DANVILLE-What if I want to wait until next year's tax return to get the child tax credit? It's definitely doable. Here's how.

Yes, Virginia, Schools Will Open Five Days A Week This Fall

COLLINSVILLE-Virginia schools will open five days a week this fall. So why are politicians saying differently? It seems they forgot SB 1303.

Virginia Moms Left The Workforce During The Pandemic. Could A New Law Bring Them Back?

RICHMOND-Millions of Virginia moms left the workforce last year due to the pandemic. A new law outlines a plan to get them back.

In a photo posted to social media by Robertson, the two men pose in the Capitol Crypt on Jan. 6.
Former Rocky Mount Cop Argues His Gun Order Didn’t Break Judge’s Ban

ROCKY MOUNT- A former Rocky Mount police officer linked to the Jan. 6 attack argues he didn't violate a court order by buying guns, despite being banned from possessing them.

From Voting Access to Gun Rights, Which Virginia Laws Changed July 1?

RICHMOND-When the clock hit midnight, changes happened across the Commonwealth. Here's a look at the new Virginia laws taking effect.

Does Virginia’s New Law Legalize Marijuana? Well, Yes and No.

RICHMOND-Yes, the new law took effect July 1 in Virginia. But while it allows possession, the law doesn't fully legalize marijuana use.

PRIDE Act a good start to fixing LGBT discrimination in the US tax code, experts say.
Would PRIDE Act Help? Tax Code Causes Problems For LGBTQ Couples

RICHMOND-The PRIDE Act, co-sponsored by Virginia Congressman Don Beyer, would help fix problems LGBTQ couples have with the tax code.