Latest Virginia State General Assembly News

Virginia Del. Danica Roem announces state Senate bid

May. 09, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Del. Danica Roem, who made history as an openly transgender candidate in her initial bid for state office, announced Monday she is jumping into a 2023 race for an open northern Virginia state Senate seat. In an interview, Roem said she did not expect...

Virginia lawmakers work through amendments, sustain vetoes

Apr. 27, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The divided Virginia General Assembly slogged through scores of Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed amendments to legislation and effectively upheld all of his vetoes Wednesday. Lawmakers met for this year's one-day “reconvened” session, which also featured a...

Virginia House Democrats vote to remove their leader

Apr. 27, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Democrats voted Wednesday to remove their caucus leader, months after an unsuccessful election cycle that saw the party lose full control of the state government. The 48-member caucus voted by secret ballot to remove Minority Leader Eileen...

Virginia AG launching investigation into NFL's Commanders

Apr. 25, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's attorney general has launched an inquiry into the Washington Commanders following allegations of financial improprieties raised by a congressional committee. Attorney General Jason Miyares, a Republican, disclosed his office's investigation in a...

Grower reflects on state of marijuana and hemp in Virginia

Apr. 23, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Anthony Mijares is a small business owner in Richmond who’s dabbled in a few businesses including restaurants such as Burger Bros., a marketing and signage store called Richmond Signscapes and most recently a 7,000-square-foot seed-to-sale dispensary called Old Manchester...

Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin vetoes 26 Democratic bills

Apr. 12, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin vetoed 26 bills — including some that passed with broad bipartisan support — as he took action on more than 800 bills the divided legislature sent him during its regular session. None of the vetoed bills were sponsored by...

Maryland governor signs pro sports stadium measures

Apr. 12, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a measure Tuesday that would make up to $400 million in bonds available for development around FedEx Field in the suburbs of the nation's capital where the NFL's Washington Commanders play, whether the team stays there or not. ...

Youngkin wants amendments to hemp, facial recognition bills

Apr. 12, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has proposed substantial changes to a hemp bill aimed at reining in the retail sales of products containing a psychoactive form of THC, including amendments that would create new misdemeanor penalties for marijuana possession. The...

Youngkin signs bill regulating explicit content in schools

Apr. 08, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bill that will require Virginia schools to notify parents if their children are assigned books or other materials with sexually explicit content was among more than 100 measures Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed into law this week, his office said Friday. ...

Youngkin announces 4 new Virginia parole board picks

Apr. 06, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced new nominees Wednesday to serve on the Virginia Parole Board, after Senate Democrats' decision last month to dump four members of his initial slate of picks. The four nominees were caught up in a partisan back-and-forth...