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20 Apr 2015

House Passes Bills Targeting Sexual Assault

Bills to aid victims of sexual assault and to protect students on college campuses have passed the Virginia House of Delegates.

20 Apr 2015

Gov. McAuliffe Vetoes 6 Redistricting Bills

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday vetoed six redistricting bills, saying they would weaken citizens’ trust in government.

26 Mar 2015

Richmond Growing Faster Than Suburbs

The city of Richmond is growing in population faster than its suburban neighbors, according to data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

16 Feb 2015

Virginia Still Deciding If Women Are Equal

In 1972, Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment and asked the states to ratify it. Forty-three years later, Virginia is still deciding whether to ratify the ERA, which would guarantee women and men equal rights.

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.

26 Jan 2015

Bill Would ‘Ban the Box’ on Job Applications

A Senate committee on Monday narrowly approved a bill that would prohibit state agencies from asking job applicants if they have a criminal history on employment applications.

23 Jan 2015

Families Testify for Medical Marijuana

Four families presented emotional testimony in support of a Senate bill to allow doctors in Virginia to prescribe medical marijuana products to people suffering from epilepsy.

20 Jan 2015

Panel OKs Law to Protect Bicyclists

The House Transportation Committee approved a bill Tuesday to make it illegal for the operator of a motor vehicle to follow a bicycle or moped too closely.

20 Feb 2011

‘One-Stop’ Licensing for New Businesses

New businesses would have an easier time getting licenses and completing other paperwork under a bill proposed by Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, and passed by the General Assembly.