Stories tagged: "Virginia General Assembly"

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, center, arrives to deliver his State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the Virginia General Assembly in the House chambers at the Capitol Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Here’s What We’re Watching: A Look At Some of the General Assembly Bills That Could Impact You

From abortion and LGBTQ rights to marijuana and gun safety, Virginia lawmakers have a lot on their plates when the General Assembly convenes on Wednesday.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, gestures during an interview in his office at the Capitol Tuesday Feb. 15, 2022, in Richmond, Va. Youngkin was inaugurated one month ago. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Poll: Virginia’s Voters Mixed on Youngkin’s First Month in Office

According to the latest “State of the Commonwealth” poll from the Wason Center for Civic Leadership at Christopher Newport University, Virginia’s voters have more negative things to say about his first month in office.

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.

Assembly Wants to Renovate Schools, Expand Broadband With Rescue Funds

RICHMOND-Gov. Northam called for a special session to decide how to spend American Rescue Plan funds, while outlining his priorities.

Assembly Orders Virginia Schools to Offer In-Person Instruction…by July

RICHMOND- It’s time to go back to class. The Virginia General Assembly wanted to deliver that message Thursday.

Now Governor Northam is expected to sign the bill.
Now That Virginia’s Repealed The Death Penalty, What Changes?

RICHMOND-A bill to ban the death penalty in Virginia passed the General Assembly today. Now, it goes to the governor’s desk for final approval.

A bill to require school districts to have in-person learning options has advanced through the Senate
Dogwood Download: Things You Should Know For Wednesday, Feb. 3

RICHMOND-Tuesday was a busy day for Virginia's lawmakers.