House of Delegates
Voting is underway in Virginia’s primary elections, which may shape November’s general election fight over control of the Senate and determine who leads the state House of Delegates.
A special election is set for January to fill a House of Delegates seat vacated by Democrat Rosalynn Dance.
Eighteen-year-old Saira Blair will become the youngest state lawmaker in West Virginia history.
People who commit domestic violence in front of a child will face more time in prison, under a bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly.
Less than three months into office, Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s approval rating is at 44 percent, though a new poll shows 57 percent of Virginia voters say they are optimistic about the new governor’s term.
A bill that would make it easier for abuse victims to obtain protective orders has cleared the House of Delegates with a unanimous vote.
Public schools are set to begin the Maryland School Assessments in less than five weeks, but lawmakers who consider the test too outdated say there’s still time to cancel it for the year. Next week, the House of Delegates will review a proposal to do that.
Democrats nominated Norfolk doctor and state Sen. Ralph Northam for lieutenant governor in a statewide primary that saw two senior Republican delegates ousted by conservative challengers.
The House of Delegates gave final approval Saturday to a measure giving the Prince George’s County executive more control over the county’s school system.
The House of Delegates has given final approval to a bill giving the Prince George’s County executive more control over the county’s school system.