Virginia General Assembly

What Virginia Election Results Mean for Governor, 2016The makeup of Virginia's General Assembly remained virtually unchanged following an election that set spending records.
Va. Legislation Seeks to Protect Digital Privacy After DeathDoes a person's right to privacy extend past death?
Va. Assembly Votes to Ban Regulations on Wood HeatersThe General Assembly wants to make sure Virginia remains friendly to wood stoves.
Senate Approves Bill Weakening Oversight of Electric RatesA bill that would weaken state oversight of the state's two largest electric utilities' rates is moving through the General Assembly.
Va. Senate Approves Marijuana Derivatives for EpilepsyThe Virginia Senate has overwhelmingly approved a proposal to legalize two derivatives of the marijuana plant for treating severe epilepsy.
Va. Senate Votes to Ban Adoption of Common Core StandardsThe state Senate has voted to prohibit adoption of the national Common Core curriculum standards in Virginia public schools without prior approval from the General Assembly.
Bills of Note That Passed in 2014 Va. Session Notable legislation that passed the Virginia General Assembly during the 2014 legislative session.
McDonnell Gives Final State of the Commonwealth AddressIn 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.
Va. Assembly Passes State Takeover of Failing SchoolsLegislation pushed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to allow the state to take over chronically failing schools received final General Assembly approval Wednesday.
Embattled UVa. Rector Wins ReappointmentThe 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.
2012 Abortion Bill Haunts Va. Lawmakers As New Session StartsLegislators are arriving in Richmond for a legislative session that will feature debates on education, transportation, guns and uranium mining.
Virginia Uranium Mining Wins First Legislative TestProposed uranium mining in Virginia has survived its first legislative test.
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