virginia general assembly

Delegate Joseph D. Morrissey will announce during a news conference today his future with the state legislature following his recent misdemeanor conviction and jail sentence. Morrissey represents (district 74) covering parts of Richmond and Henrico County in the Virginia General Assembly. Morrissey is now serving a 6-month jail term for entering an Alford plea on charges of taking indecent […]

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 […]

UPDATE: Senate bill SB367 “JP’s Law” introduced by Senator A. Donald McEachin has passed at the 2014 Virginia General Assembly and is a new law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Watch: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s ceremonial signing of JP’s Law in the Cabinet Room at the Patrick Henry Building on Wednesday. Congrats to JP’s parents Pam and […]

  Senator Henry L. Marsh, III, a longtime Civil Rights Attorney, Activist and the First Black Mayor of the City of Richmond retires. Senator Henry Marsh, thank you very much for you service to bring unity in the community. Born in Richmond VA, Henry L. Marsh, III 1933, attended racially segregated schools as a child. […]

    To expand or not expand Medicaid to over 400,ooo Virginians who are uninsured. On Monday, Lawmakers convened for a special session of the General Assembly called by Governor Terry McAuliffe. Governor McAuliffe unveiled a new proposal to expand Medicaid in the state . During the special G-A session, McAuliffe wants lawmakers to consider […]

    The Virginia House Privileges and Elections Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee has killed a proposal to repeal the ban on same-sex marriage. The vote was 6-1. Delegate Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax) introduced HJ665 on January 9 and was co-sponsored by Delegate Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria), “It’s a civil right,” Surovell said. “I don’t think that the constitution […]

The Virginia General Assembly is in session for the next 60-days. Lawmakers will introduce bills that may or may not be voted into law. Senator A.Donald McEachin, represents District 09, joins Miss Community Clovia on the Tom Joyner Morning Show to discuss a major issue at the G-A this year. The issue is African American […]

On Wednesday, January 8, legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia will head to Richmond for the 2014 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 […]

“ All laws enacted at a regular session, . . . excluding a general appropriation law, shall take effect on the first day of July following the adjournment of the session of the General Assembly at which it has been enacted.” Constitution of Virginia, Article IV, Section 13 On Sunday, July 1, 2012 over 850 […]

Legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia will head to Richmond for the 2011 session of the General Assembly. These legislators 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 […]