Posts Tagged General Assembly 2019

Dems Say Gun Regulations Could Save Lives

general assembly coverage 2019On Monday, House Democrats outlined a set of legislative proposals dealing with gun safety. They say the measures are focused on saving lives. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Fixing Virginia’s School Counselor Ratio May Be Easier Said Than Done

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After several high-profile school shootings, lawmakers are trying to figure out how to make the classroom safer. But, they may be at odds over how much money to spend. Michael Pope reports.

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General Assembly to Consider Giving Teachers a Raise

teachersalaryHow much money should Virginia teachers be paid? That’s an issue that’s about to take center stage in Richmond when the General Assembly meets next week. Michael Pope reports.

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Equal Rights Amendment Gets Unfriendly Committee Placement

StateSeal00Ahead of this year’s legislative session, Republican leadership in Virginia has assigned the equal rights amendment to committee. It will go before a Republican who has not been supportive in the past. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Analyzing Virginia’s Upside Down Education Funding Model

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How much money should school districts with the poorest students get? That’s an issue that will be debated in Richmond next month. Michael Pope reports.

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Refund or Credit? Tax Showdown Looms

StateSeal00Virginia’s Democratic Governor and Republican lawmakers may be headed for a tax showdown this upcoming legislative session. The question at hand is what to do with new revenues created by the Trump administration’s tax cuts. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.

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Northam Proposes 5-Percent Teacher Raise

governor-northam-official-photo_800Governor Ralph Northam is proposing a five-percent pay raise for teachers. It’s just one among a list of education priorities the Governor will present to lawmakers next week. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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With 2019 Session Around the Corner, State Lawmakers Already Looking Ahead

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Lawmakers are about to assemble in Richmond for the next session of the General Assembly. But, as Michael Pope reports, many of them are already thinking ahead to the next election.

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Should Gun Owners Be Liable If Their Guns Are Used in a Crime?

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Gun control is expected to be a major flashpoint in the upcoming session of the Virginia General Assembly, and lawmakers are preparing a long list of potential new laws. Michael Pope reports on one measure in the works.

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