Virginia General Assembly

Citizens of Virginia, lawmakers have reached a budget deal which is one of the largest deals in history. What is included in the state budget? Pay raises for state employees, teachers, bump in pay for lawmakers, funds for education but no expansion of medicaid. Lawmakers in the House of Delegates and Senate have reached a […]

Always keeping an eye on the Virginia General Assembly. Have you checked on the lawmakers in the House of Delegates and Senate lately? Hundreds of bills have passed in both the House and Senate. The question is what percentage of those bills will be signed into law. The 2016 session is expected to end this […]

Lawmakers in the General Assembly voted and approved Hemp farming for industrial use in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The cash crop was banned for decades in the state. Governor Terry McAuliffe signed the bill this week to let farmers legally manufacture hemp products for science, agriculture and research in global markets. The new law will […]

Tuesday was Crossover Day at the Virginia General Assembly and one of the most important days during the session. That was the day when lawmakers from the House and Senate wanted their bills to pass and move on to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. Hundreds of bills crossed over on Tuesday but […]

For Health Purposes Only????? Is Virginia on the come-up? Could Virginia be one step closer to legalizing marijuana? This is what one lawmaker fears the most about marijuana oil bill (SB701) moving forward. If the bill passes during Crossover Day it would allow people to use marijuana oil to treat severe epilepsy. Parents of epileptic […]

SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER NOW FOR MISS COMMUNITY’S DAY AT THE G-A What is the General Assembly? Who is my delegate? Who is my senator? Why should I care about the General Assembly? What is a bill? How Does A Bill Become Law? Am I Allowed to Speak at the G-A? Get up close […]

Since, I cannot make it down to the Virginia General Assembly, well, it must come to me. Join me for a weekly segment called “Keeping An Eye on the G-A” with members in the House and Senate. The segment airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:11 a.m. on 99.3/105.7 Kiss Fm brought to you by […]

What is the General Assembly? Who is my delegate? Who is my senator? Why should I care about the General Assembly? What is a bill? How Does A Bill Become Law? Am I Allowed to Speak at the G-A? Get up close and personal with lawmakers in the Virginia General Assembly with Miss Community Clovia […]

There are 140 lawmakers that have introduced, voted on and killed pieces of legislation at the Virginia General Assembly. Hundreds of bills have been introduced from health care reform, education reform, human rights, civil rights, criminal justice reform, life/auto insurance, estate entitlements, taxes, business licensing, court sentencing and abolishing parole, employment discrimination to closing juvenile […]

Lawmakers will have their say at the Virginia General Assembly if you don’t participate. Lawmakers in the Senate will deliberate on SB223, New Sentencing Hearing: Abolition of Parole. If you support or oppose this bill call, email or text your senator here. Full Text of SB223 is courtesy of RichmondSunlight.Com New sentencing hearing; abolition of […]

Update: Decriminalization Marijuana Bill Died in the House Subcommittee As I keep an eye on the Virginia General Assembly with members in the House and Senate, I noticed SB104, decriminalization of marijuana. The bill would have removed criminal penalties for possession of marijuana which has disproportionately impacted young adults and the black community under the current […]