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10 Feb 2012

Repeal of ‘Kings Dominion Law’ Moves to Senate

Virginia school districts finally may be able to start classes before Labor Day without getting special state permission under a bill that the House approved and sent to the Senate. But it remains uncertain whether the measure will survive in the upper chamber; the Senate committee killed a similar Senate bill on a 9-6 vote last month.

17 Feb 2010

Lawmakers Consider Shortening School Year

After four major snowstorms and many school cancellations, Virginia legislators are discussing a statewide proposal to shorten the school year – so students don’t have to make up so many missed classes.

17 Feb 2010

Women’s Roundtable Going on 30 Years

The Women’s Legislative Roundtable has been meeting every Wednesday since 1981 to discuss legislation and issues affecting women in Virginia. But the meetings aren’t just for women – men can attend, too.