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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has called a special session of the Virginia General Assembly to discuss and vote on common sense gun legislation. So far, over 30 bills has been submitted for votes. The session with 140 members will convene today at 12:00 p.m. Community Advocates and Elected Officials joined me at Barbershop Talks on […]

Voting is never out of season in Virginia. Over 60% of voters went to the polls during midterm races of 2018 like it was the presidential race. The Virginia General Assembly Race is coming Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Seats are up for members in the House (100) and Senate (40). The Virginia General Assembly is […]

Lawmakers from across the Commonwealth of Virginia introduced, killed and passed hundreds of pieces of legislation during the 2018 General Assembly Session. As a result, Governor Ralph Northam has signed hundreds of changes to Virginia’s laws that went  into effect on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Changes to Virginia’s new laws include Absentee voting, Criminal offenses, education, […]

The Virginia General Assembly is now in session over the course of 60-days and legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia are in Richmond. 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?” […]

Miss Community Clovia and Miss Grassroots Sandra Antoine both say “don’t allow legislators to make decisions over your family and community without your input.” Press play The 2017 Session of the Virginia General Assembly is underway. Senators and Delegates will represent you so check in on them by taking an active role in the legislative process.  […]

Always keeping an eye on the Virginia General Assembly. Have you checked on the lawmakers in the House of Delegates and Senate lately? Hundreds of bills have passed in both the House and Senate. The question is what percentage of those bills will be signed into law. The 2016 session is expected to end this […]

Lawmakers in the General Assembly voted and approved Hemp farming for industrial use in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The cash crop was banned for decades in the state. Governor Terry McAuliffe signed the bill this week to let farmers legally manufacture hemp products for science, agriculture and research in global markets. The new law will […]

    On Wednesday, January 13, legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia will head to Richmond for the 2016 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 […]

Lawmakers will return to the General Assembly in Richmond today for a special session. Governor Terry McAuliffe called lawmakers back today for a session on congressional redistricting. Virginia has until September 1st to comply with federal judges to redefine its congressional map. The judges ruled Republican-drawn lines adopted in 2012 unconstitutionally pack too many African-American voters in the […]

  The Virginia General Assembly 2015 session ends this Saturday. Lawmakers who represent you at the G-A have introduced, voted on and killed bills this session. How did your Senator or Delegate vote on pieces of legislation? View all bills at Virginia General Assembly   PUBLIC ALERT: Seats are up for re-election this year for members in […]

Today is MLK Legislative Day at the 2015 Session of the Virginia General Assembly Lawmakers will discuss raising the threshold for grand larceny from $200 to $500 and increasing the minimum wage at the Virginia General Assembly today. Citizens of the Virginia you are encouraged to make your voice heard while the General Assembly is […]

Citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia could be casting their ballots on new voting machines starting November 2015. Governor Terry McAuliffe will ask lawmakers today for 28-million dollars to purcase the machines for nearly 22-hundred precincts. If the funds are approved by lawmakers there will be reimbursement for more than 400 precincts that already purchased […]