Stories tagged: "Virginia General Assembly"


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Now That Virginia’s Repealed The Death Penalty, What Changes?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.

House Majority Leader H. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, talks on a phone as he sits at the feet of the statue of former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd at Capitol Square in Richmond, Va. Saturday, March 13, 2010. A panel of Virginia legislators will discuss the removal of a statue of former governor and U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd Sr., from the state Capitol grounds. Byrd was a staunch segregationist and the architect of massive resistance against integrating schools. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
Dogwood Download: Things You Should Know For Thursday, Jan. 28.

RICHMOND-Here's what we've been following for your Thursday.

Now Governor Northam is expected to sign the bill.
Will Virginia Abolish the Death Penalty? Surovell’s Bill Advances

RICHMOND - Death penalty cases have at least an error rate of 4.1%, says Jennifer Gibbons.

Virginia's governor comes out in support of abolishing the death penalty, legalizing marijuana, restoring felons voting rights.
A Message of Hope: Northam Offers Optimistic State of the Commonwealth

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam delivered a message of hope and optimism in his State of the Commonwealth Address.

In this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 file photo, Virginia State Sen. Ben Chafin, R-Russell, listens to debate on the floor of the Senate during the session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Virginia Sen. Ben Chafin has died due to coronavirus, Senate Republicans said Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. Chafin represented southwest Virginia and was from Russell County. A Republican, he was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2013 and then moved to the state Senate in 2014. He was 60. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Virginia State Senator Ben Chafin Dies From COVID-19 Complications

RICHMOND-State lawmakers and friends paid tribute to Ben Chafin Friday night.

People living with HIV can be prosecuted in Virginia
DeSteph’s Lawsuit Switches to Federal Court

RICHMOND-Will Virginia’s General Assembly be open to the public next month?