Posts Tagged Gun Violence
Governor Youngkin is urging lawmakers back to the Capitol to finish work on Virginia’s two-year budget. One item still on their to-do list is deciding the most effective way to spend millions earmarked to help reduce gun violence.
As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on which state agency should oversee the funds.
The problem of gun violence is leaving a huge death toll. But what about survivors of gun violence? Michael Pope reports they often face barriers to getting compensation funds coming to them.
This week lawmakers gaveled in, and gaveled out, of a reconvened special session. It was an example of how Republican leaders, since losing the majority in November’s elections, have abandoned efforts to pass legislation addressing gun violence. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Virginia’s State Crime Commission heard hours of public testimony Tuesday – all on gun violence. As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, comments are falling along expected lines, but there is one emerging point of consensus.
Across Virginia students participated in walkouts today, to remember the victims of the Parkland High School shooting. Mallory Noe-Payne was at Freeman High School outside Richmond and has this report.
The walkouts weren’t just at high school and middle schools, but also universities. Jordy Yager reports from the University of Virginia.