Latest Virginia State General Assembly News

Marijuana, facial recognition, other laws take effect July 1

Jun. 30, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Most of the legislation passed earlier this year by the divided Virginia General Assembly and signed into law by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin will take effect Friday. That includes measures that lifted a sweeping ban on facial recognition technology,...

Youngkin said he will seek legislation on abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Friday that he will seek legislation to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy in comments shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The Republican told The Washington Post he has asked four...

Yesli Vega wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.

Jun. 21, 2022 21:42 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yesli Vega wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.

Terry Namkung wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 3rd Congressional District.

Jun. 21, 2022 20:03 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Terry Namkung wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 3rd Congressional District.

Jen Kiggans wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 2nd Congressional District.

Jun. 21, 2022 19:44 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jen Kiggans wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 2nd Congressional District.

Ben Cline wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 6th Congressional District.

Jun. 21, 2022 19:37 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Cline wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 6th Congressional District.

Donald Beyer wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 8th Congressional District.

Jun. 21, 2022 19:33 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Beyer wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 8th Congressional District.

Lawmakers table Youngkin gas tax, other budget amendments

Jun. 17, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed budget amendments met a mixed fate Friday, some clearing the General Assembly and others, including his push for a gas-tax holiday, voted down on a bipartisan basis. Legislators sent the Republican governor a compromise...

After impasse, legislators elect 2 Supreme Court justices

Jun. 17, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia General Assembly on Friday elected two new justices to serve on the state Supreme Court, elevated a lower court judge to the state Court of Appeals and elected two other judges. The Supreme Court, Virginia's highest, is comprised of seven justices...

Youngkin wants gas tax holiday, other budget changes

Jun. 15, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is seeking several dozen changes to the budget legislation lawmakers sent him earlier this month, including an amendment that would suspend the state tax on gasoline for three months. Youngkin also wants to provide financial...