Law and Policy


After Emergency Order Expires June 30, Virginia’s Face Mask Ban Returns

BASSETT-After Gov. Northam's emergency order ends June 30, Virginia's face mask ban, created in 1953, goes back into effect.

This Jan. 26, 1965 file photo shows Mildred Loving and her husband Richard P Loving.  Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving’s landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans.  (AP Photo)
‘Loving Day’ Turns 54. Historic Ruling Legalized Interracial Marriage

RICHMOND-Loving Day may not be an official holiday, but it marks a special anniversary. On this day 54 years ago, a Virginia couple made history

The vaccine became available to school teachers earlier this week.
Virginia Leaders Want to Spend $4.3 Billion on Five Priorities

RICHMOND-Virginia received $4.3 billion from the American Rescue Plan. Gov. Northam and General Assembly leaders have a plan to use it.

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Virginia’s Price Gouging Rules Are In Effect. What Does That Mean?

RICHMOND – Price gouging may be a problem in Virginia until gas supplies return to normal. Fortunately, the state has a law against that.

Garland Reverses Trump Administration Order, Sending Grants to Virginia

RICHMOND-Just over $10 million in law enforcement grants will be coming to Virginia this month, just a couple years late.

Some Abuse Survivors Have to Pay Their Abuser’s Student Debt.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Domestic abuse survivors in Virginia sometimes end up paying for their abuser's student loans, thanks to a nearly 30-year-old law.

Herring Files Appeal Over Equal Rights Amendment Ruling

RICHMOND-Federal courts need to take another look at the Equal Rights Amendment. That’s Mark Herring’s request.