Posts Tagged General Assembly 2021
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would transform how sentencing works in Virginia. Michael Pope has details.
Lawmakers in Richmond are debating a bill that would legalize marijuana, and not just at the neighborhood store. As Michael Pope reports, people would be able to grow pot at home.
School divisions across Virginia are struggling to make sure they have the kind of broadband connections necessary for distance learning. Michael Pope reports on a bill in the General Assembly that might help.
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would move all local elections from May to November. Michael Pope reports.
Members of the Virginia state Senate are taking action to censure a senator who spoke at the rally that led to the attack on the Capitol. Michael Pope reports.
Lawmakers may be on the verge of legalizing marijuana in Virginia. But, they need to wrestle with some thorny issues first. Michael Pope reports.
A bill that expands insurance coverage of abortion services is moving forward in Richmond. Michael Pope reports.
Lawmakers are rejecting an effort to abolish private prisons in Virginia. Michael Pope reports.
After the pandemic is over, schools across Virginia might end up continuing some version of virtual education. Michael Pope reports.
Lawmakers are back in session, and they’re debating a familiar topic of disagreement: abortion. Michael Pope reports.
Lawmakers are back in session at the General Assembly for a session unlike any other. Michael Pope reports.
Lawmakers are about to begin the 2021 General Assembly session. They’re already at odds with each other over how long the session will last. Michael Pope has that story.
State lawmakers are about to consider a bill that would outlaw private prisons. Michael Pope reports.
Lawmakers are about to begin a new General Assembly session, and resume an ongoing debate over paid sick days. Michael Pope reports.
Lawmakers are about to begin the 2021 session of the General Assembly, and Republicans are not happy about meeting virtually. Michael Pope reports.
Later this month, lawmakers in Richmond will consider a bill meant to help farm workers. Michael Pope has the story.
As public schools are working towards a potential reopening in 2021, lawmakers are taking a look at school nurses. Michael Pope reports.
As lawmakers are preparing for the upcoming General Assembly session, they’re considering one bill aimed at an important staple of Virginia’s agriculture sector. Michael Pope explains.
Earlier this year, lawmakers passed an increase to the minimum wage in Virginia. But there’s one group of low-wage workers who won’t see an increase. Michael Pope reports.
Lawmakers are about to consider a proposal to expand the appeals court in Virginia. Michael Pope explains why.
Virginia is working with several other states to cut carbon emissions. But, the Commonwealth is not part of a new compact of states raising revenue to take action. Michael Pope reports.
Lawmakers at the General Assembly will take a look at the state’s budget next month — and they got a proposed blueprint from the governor Wednesday. Michael Pope reports.
Lawmakers will return to Richmond next month – and writing a new budget will be a priority. But, they’ll have to answer some questions about what kind of assumptions they want to make about schools. Michael Pope reports.