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Virginia Assembly – Week One

Highlights of some of the bills proposed.

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Opening the Floodgates

Northern Virginia Democrats struggle with power now that they have it.

When they were in the minority, Democrats were mostly united in their views about everything from gun control and reproductive rights to the Equal Rights Amendment. Now that they’ve seized power, though, members of the newly minted majority are hearing from opposite sides on everything from gerrymandering and labor rights.

Surovell and Hope Introduce Bill in Virginia Prohibiting Conversion Therapy Practices

Legislation would prohibit any health care provider from engaging in conversion therapy with a minor patient.

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Environmental Priorities for Virginia

Virginia Conservation Network Hosts 2019 General Assembly Preview.

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Post-Election, Virginia Dodges Medicaid Work Requirements

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Promises of a Blue Virginia: ‘A House for all Virginians’

Democrats continue to focus on education, transportation and economic equality issues.

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Republican Requiem

Democrats take General Assembly, sweep Fairfax School Board; Republicans hold Springfield.

It wasn’t all that long ago that Northern Virginia had its own breed of Republicanism. People like U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R-11), U.S. Sen. John Warner and Del. Dave Albo (R-42). Now, after a series of stunning defeats since the election of Donald Trump to the White House, Northern Virginia Republicans are a dying breed, with moderates bowing out or being voted out.

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Generation Gap

Millennials and Gen X now outnumber older voters. So why do Baby Boomers dominate?

Millennials and Gen Xers now outnumber Baby Boomers and older voters in Virginia, according to data from the Census Bureau. But that doesn’t mean they have as much influence. Census numbers also show another trend: People over the age of 45 vote at much higher rates.

2018 Report: Nearly 7,000 Virginia Absentee Ballots Mailed Too Late

Voters have already returned more absentee ballots in 2019 than the last time all 140 seats in the General Assembly were on the ballot.

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Uptick in Virginia Student Absentee Ballots Might Indicate Higher Turnout

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Pay to Play or Legitimate Representation in Virginia?

Senator’s consulting business takes center stage in primary campaign.

Is two-term Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) a rising star, poised to become chairwoman of a Senate committee if Democrats seize control of the Senate? Or is she an opportunist capitalizing on insider influence for personal gain? That’s a question for voters this June in a primary that pits Favola against challenger Nicole Merlene, who says Favola’s consulting business is the embodiment of everything that’s wrong about Virginia politics.

Virginia Trails Nation in Placing Foster Children with Relatives

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Protestors: ‘Resign Ralph!’

Fairfax NAACP and others gather to demand resignation of Gov. Ralph Northam, who was a “no-show” at the event.

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Governor Northam Signs Bill Requiring Clergy to Report Child Abuse

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