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The Democratic-controlled Senate General Laws and Technology Committee voted 14-0 Friday to block House Bill 5090 and send it to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act Council.
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Major proposals to change the criminal justice system in Virginia are slowly moving forward in the legislature's special session.
The Democratic-controlled Senate Labor and Commerce Committee voted 14-1 to kill House Bill 5116, the final paid sick leave bill that was still moving through the General Assembly.
Originally poised to ban them, Virginia legislators allowed so-called skill games to be placed across Virginia to raise revenue to help businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic slowdown.
Neither Virginia’s coal mine tax credits nor the tobacco commission's grant programs have achieved their goals.
Vice President Mike Pence visits the nation’s oldest state-supported military college to defend President Donald Trump's support for the military, a week after a critical article in the Atlantic.
Republican Bob Good and Democrat Cameron Webb met virtually Wednesday for their only scheduled forum. The two are competing for an open seat in the 5th Congressional District.
“This is a second chances bill,” said Del. Charniele Herring, D-Alexandria, the sponsor of a bill that would automatically seal criminal records for more than 150 offenses.
The 5th Congressional District typically trends Republican, but this may be an unusual year in politics, too.