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Tuesday was Crossover Day at the Virginia General Assembly and one of the most important days during the session. That was the day when lawmakers from the House and Senate wanted their bills to pass and move on to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. Hundreds of bills crossed over on Tuesday but […]

Could the conviction box  be excluded from state employment applications? Senator A. Donald McEachin championed SB250 “Ban the Box” a bill that would remove the felony conviction box on state employment applications. Senator McEachin said, ” I am very excited to move forward with this legislation that will give offenders an opportunity to receive an interview, explain their […]

The 2014 Virginia General Assembly is in session with one week down and seven more weeks to go. Over 900 bills have been introduced by members in the House and Senate. Bills have been introduced from minority procurement, medicaid expansion to the reform of the Standards of Learning (SOL’S). Stay on track with key pieces […]

View the latest bills that have been introduced, passed and rejected at the 2013 General Assembly Session. Here is an update on HB1788 the elections and  identification to register to vote and vote at Richmond Sunlight Legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia are in Richmond for the 2013 session of the General Assembly. Senators and Delegates will represent […]

  Legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia are in Richmond for the 2013 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 […]

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Healthcare Act by a 5-4 vote in chambers on Thursday afternoon. The decision means the huge overhaul, still only partly in effect, will proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. The ruling […]

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposed $85 billion budget plan introduced during the opening session of the 2012 Virginia General Assembly finally passed after the fourth try. The General Assembly ended the 2012 session in early March with no budget. Lawmakers reconvened weeks later to work on budget negotiations but still no agreement.  The senate democrats […]

Richmond, VA is on edge this afternoon as news quickly begins to spread of the official passing of the controversial Ultrasound bill in the Virginia State Senate. Over the past few weeks, the bill itself has morphed from a mandate that involves a transvaginal ultrasound be performed to determine the outcome of the pregnancy. The […]

Lawmakers in both the House and Senate passed the “Castle Doctrine”bill at the Virginia General Assembly. This bill would give homeowners the right to use force or deadly force if someone breaks into their home. Read the “Castle Doctrine” bill (hb48). Delegate Joe Morrissey ways in on the bill. HB 48 Castle doctrine; self-defense and […]