Virginia General Assembly
The General Assembly wants to make sure Virginia remains friendly to wood stoves.
A bill that would weaken state oversight of the state’s two largest electric utilities’ rates is moving through the General Assembly.
The Virginia Senate has overwhelmingly approved a proposal to legalize two derivatives of the marijuana plant for treating severe epilepsy.
The 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.
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.