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05 Feb 2015

More Crimes May Trigger DNA Collection

The House Courts of Justice Committee voted 11-9 Wednesday to endorse a bill that would bank DNA samples from more misdemeanor convictions, such as stalking and assault and battery.

05 Feb 2015

Senate OKs Amendment to Boost Charter Schools

Virginia could see a surge in charter schools in coming years as a constitutional amendment begins the long, slow journey from the capitol floor. The Virginia senate today narrowly passed a joint resolution that would amend the Constitution of Virginia to allow the Board of Education to establish the specialty schools.

28 Jan 2015

Don’t Start School Before Labor Day, Group Says

Virginia schools should not be allowed to start classes before Labor Day, a coalition of state legislators and tourism officials said Wednesday. They voiced support for the current law requiring schools to begin after Labor Day, the traditional end of the tourism season, unless they get permission from the state.