How did they vote? The voting record of elected members of the Virginia General Assembly. https://infogr.am/legislative_batting_average   Read more
By Jessica Samuels Capital News Service RICHMOND – Students in Virginia’s largest public school districts can continue enjoying summer vacation through the Labor Day weekend after a Senate panel killed a bill that would have allowed school districts to start classes earlier. House Bill 1983, which sought to end... Read more
By Amelia Heymann and Jessica Nolte Capital News Service RICHMOND – After federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids led to nearly 700 arrests nationwide, about 100 Richmond residents held a rally in front of City Hall on Monday to demand that ICE stay out of Richmond. The rally was... Read more
By Amelia Heymann Capital News Service RICHMOND – Attorney General Mark Herring praised a federal judge for issuing a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s temporary ban prohibiting people from seven mostly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Herring said the ruling suggests that he will win his... Read more
By Rodrigo Arriaza Capital News Service RICHMOND – A bill that seeks to protect Virginians from losing their income tax refunds to identity thieves won final approval Wednesday in the General Assembly. The bill’s sponsor, Del. Mark Keam, D-Vienna, said thieves can steal information from the payroll system of... Read more
By Tyler Woodall Capital News Service RICHMOND – Legislation moving through the General Assembly could restore some gun rights to nonviolent felons in Virginia. On a 94-4 vote Tuesday, the House of Delegates passed SB 1533, which would allow nonviolent felons to own “antique firearms.” The bill proposed by... Read more
By Amy Lee Capital News Service They call them the “suitcase children” – youngsters who are shuttled back and forth between their parents’ homes amid messy divorce and custody battles. Regardless of which parent finally emerges victorious in court, the child loses time with friends, involvement in school activities... Read more
By Maura Mazurowski Capital News Service Everybody at the state Capitol saw this coming: the death of a bill to prohibit Dominion, the single largest corporate donor in Virginia politics, from giving campaign contributions to legislators, the governor and other public officials. Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, filed SB 1593... Read more
By Amelia Heymann Capital News Service A bill to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns to get on the ballot in Virginia died in a legislative subcommittee Thursday. Democratic Del. Mark Levine of Alexandria submitted HB 2444 after Donald Trump refused to make his tax returns public... Read more
By Megan Corsano and Amelia Heymann Capital News Service Planned Parenthood clinics in Virginia could lose their federal Title X funding under a bill that cleared the House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee on Thursday. HB 2264, introduced by Del. Ben Cline, R-Amherst, was reported by the Committee on... Read more