Virginia General Assembly
Notable legislation that passed the Virginia General Assembly during the 2014 legislative session.
In his farewell address to the General Assembly, outgoing Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell apologized Wednesday for a gift scandal that diminished his political standing while touting what he called a strong record of achievement.
Legislation pushed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to allow the state to take over chronically failing schools received final General Assembly approval Wednesday.
The General Assembly approved a new four-year term Tuesday for the University of Virginia rector whose failed attempt to fire the school’s president prompted a two-week campus revolt and a warning from an accrediting agency.
Legislators are arriving in Richmond for a legislative session that will feature debates on education, transportation, guns and uranium mining.
Proposed uranium mining in Virginia has survived its first legislative test.
New abortion clinic regulations are back before the Virginia Board of Health, this one putting permanent emergency regulations.
After years of trying, a bill allowing home-schooled children to play sports at public schools may have found the conservative Virginia General Assembly it needs to become law.