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Virginia Senator Dave Marsden, District 37 representative, will reintroduce a bill to raise the minimum wage for Virginia workers. The Fairfax moderate Democrat says Senate Bill 681 would increase the current minimum wage of seven dollars-25 cents per hour to ten dollars-ten-cents by 2017. The bill barely made it out of the state Senate last year only to die in committee in the House of Delegates.


What is the Virginia General Assembly?

On Wednesday, January 14, legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia will head to Richmond for the 2015 session of the General Assembly. Senators and Delegates will represent you so check in on them by taking an active role in the legislative process. Some frequently asked questions “Who is my legislator?” “What bills are being introduced?” Could I attend and speak at a session?” For more information log on to the Virginia General Assembly website here.

Regular Session

The General Assembly meets annually, beginning on the second Wednesday in January, for 60 days in even-numbered years and for 30 days in odd-numbered years, with an option to extend annual sessions for a maximum of 30 days. The Senate of Virginia and the Virginia House of Delegates, both bodies of the Virginia Legislature, meet in the historic, working Capitol building in Richmond, Virginia.

Join Clovia “Miss Community” Lawrence for “Keeping An Eye on the G-A” Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with members in both the House and Senate while the Virginia General Assembly is in session. Listen weekdays at 7:11am on 99.3/105.7 Kiss Fm during the Tom Joyner Morning Show.