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  • UPDATE: Ethics accord reached

    UPDATE: Ethics accord reached
    House and Senate negotiators working on an ethics reform package, which evolved up until this evening, signed off on a compromise bill shortly before 7:30 p.m. The bill is the last remaining item of business for this legislative session, and...
  • Proposed health laws in Virginia meeting mixed fates

     Proposed health laws in Virginia meeting mixed fates
    Numerous health-related bills are wending their way through the Virginia legislature. Many have already had their fates sealed, but others are still in play. One whose fate hangs in the balance is House Bill 1940 regarding insurance coverage for applied...
  • Virginia to compensate victims of forced sterilizations

    Virginia to compensate victims of forced sterilizations
    Lewis Reynolds didn't understand what had been done to him when he was 13. Years later, after getting married, the Lynchburg man discovered he couldn't father children. The reason: He had been sterilized by the state. Reynolds was among more than 7,...
  • General Assembly almost done

    RICHMOND – The end is well in sight for this session of the Virginia General Assembly, and though a number of high profile issues remain to be done, all indications are the body will wrap its work up Friday. Legislators and university officials...
  • Commissioner of accounts Norment wins fee increase for commissioners of accounts

    There's a fee increase nestled into the General Assembly's soon-to-be-final budget language, increasing the amount commissioners of accounts can charge to settle timeshare foreclosures. The fee would max out at $150, paid out of the money produced by...
  • When is it OK to drop people from a health care coverage expansion? In the new budget, maybe?

    Could the General Assembly's revision of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's pilot program to cover some mental health and medical care for 20,000 low income Virginians with serious mental illness leave them in the same jam they feared landing in if they agreed to...
  • Today at the Capitol: Budget, then hurry up and wait

    Today at the Capitol: Budget, then hurry up and wait
    It's business as usual at the Virginia General Assembly today, despite a heavy coat of fluffy snow. Gov. Terry McAuliffe will sign medical marijuana legislation at 10:30 a.m., allowing people with severe epilepsy to use cannabis oil to control their...
  • House, Senate churn through bills, negotiations

    RICHMOND – The Virginia General Assembly is chugging toward a weekend close to this 2015 regular session. A number of marque issues – ethics reform, day care regulatory reform and new campus sexual assault reporting rules – remain...
  • Get those conferences moving, if you want out by Friday, Speaker Howell says

    With dozens of bills pending in conference committees -- the joint state Senate and House of Delegates panels assigned to resolve differences the versions of bills each body passes -- Speaker Bill Howell is asking colleagues to get a move on. "If we...
  • Medicaid expansion? Ssh, not too loud, in the House of Delegates

    The fierce argument over Medicaid expansion set the tone in last year's fractious General Assembly -- so the change this year is dramatic. In the House of Delegates today, for instance, Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, was almost circumspect when he...
  • McAuliffe signs Dominion bill

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation freezing electricity rates and exemption Dominion Power and Appalachian Power from periodic state rate reviews, his office said Tuesday afternoon. Senate Bill 1349 has been one of the more controversial bills...