Posts Tagged Governor Ralph Northam
Governor Ralph Northam is launching an effort aimed at forging new lines of communication across local governments in Virginia. Michael Pope reports.
Lawmakers are debating a proposal to require businesses offer paid sick days to their employees. But, Democrats are divided over which businesses would be required to do that. Michael Pope has details.
Now that Democrats have unified power in Virginia, they’re looking forward to their legislative agenda. Governor Ralph Northam laid out his priorities at a cabinet meeting Wednesday. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
The Democratic governor believes his party’s gains on Election Night were largely powered by voters who want common-sense gun laws.
Northam said he plans to push the same gun safety laws he proposed during a special session of the General Assembly earlier this year – a direct response to a May mass shooting in Virginia Beach. Here he is talking about some of those proposals:
Republicans dismissed that special session almost immediately – without deliberating gun safety proposals from Northam and other lawmakers.
The true test for how progressive this new agenda will be comes in January — when the first Democratic-led General Assembly in decades convenes in Richmond.
In the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend, Governor Northam is blaming Donald Trump and calling on voters to reject gun violence on November 5th. Sandy Hausman has the story.
Schools across Virginia are having a hard time finding teachers. And, the lack of teachers in Virginia is causing some schools to take drastic measures. Michael Pope reports.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is hoping to get his hands on new funding streams for early childhood education. Michael Pope reports.
Citing what he called “four incredible centuries of history, “President Donald Trump closed out Tuesday’s ceremony in Jamestown, celebrating in the same place where the legislative body first met. Jeff Bossert reports.
You’ve heard that Virginia is for lovers, but state officials are hoping you’ll also soon think of the Commonwealth as a home for outdoor lovers too. Nick Gilmore explains.
Under normal circumstances, candidates would welcome money from the governor to help finance their campaigns. But this year, it’s a little different. Michael Pope is following the money.
Governor Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol to consider a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week’s deadly mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for “votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers.” Mallory Noe-Payne has further details.
Lawmakers will be returning to Richmond for a special session on guns. But will anything happen? Michael Pope reports.
Governor Ralph Northam made headlines last week when he vetoed a bill that would have established a minimum two month prison sentence for third-time domestic abusers.
In a statement sent out Monday, Republicans say the governor’s veto undercuts protections for people trapped in abusive relationships. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Lawmakers are returning to Richmond Wednesday, where they’ll be considering a proposal from the governor to invest more money into affordable housing. Michael Pope reports.
Drivers in Virginia may soon be subject to a strict new law preventing them from holding their cell phones. Michael Pope reports.
Immigration is once again in the spotlight here in Virginia, where the issue has become a dividing line between the parties. Michael Pope reports.
Money from gambling may be making its way into the classrooms. Or maybe not. Michael Pope explains.
Local governments are pressing the governor’s office to make significant changes to a bill governing where and when cell towers can be constructed. Michael Pope has that story.
Leaders in the Trump administration are hearing from Virginia about opposition to offshore drilling. Michael Pope has the story.
Governor Ralph Northam will be spending the next few weeks combing through more than 800 bills the General Assembly sent to his desk. And, as Michael Pope reports, he gets to make significant changes.
Electric utility companies Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power have avoided Virginia regulators for several years, although that era may be coming to a close. Michael Pope has final developments on the so-called Dominion bill.
Sanctuary cities became one of the hottest issues in the campaign last year. Now it’s become one of the most divisive issues in the General Assembly. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.
Republicans and Democrats at the Capitol are striking a deal that will make significant changes to the criminal justice system in Virginia. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.
In Virginia, Republican leaders are now saying they won’t talk Medicaid expansion unless Democrats support work requirements for the program. A bill to do just that made its way through a key committee this morning. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
A key committee in Virginia’s Senate took up debate of Medicaid expansion Thursday. Even though the bills failed, Governor Ralph Northam says it’s just the beginning of the process. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
The British classic rock band known as the Who famously belted out “Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss.” As Michael Pope reports, Republicans say that sentiment could have been written about the Executive Mansion in Richmond.