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Councilwoman Newbille’s monthly meeting this Monday

The budget, crime and emergency services will be on the agenda.

Del. Jennifer McClellan’s veto session update

The Virginia General Assembly is now debating the state’s biennial budget.

Del. Jennifer McClellan releases General Assembly update

McClellan outlines the issues and bills currently under consideration in the House of Delegates.

Women still underrepresented in Virginia politics

Today the number of female members of the Virginia House of Delegates stands at 19, the highest it’s ever been. That’s 19 out of 100 House members–a far cry from parity in a state where 50.9 percent of the population is female.

New law cracks down on bullying in schools

Beginning in July 2014, each school board in Virginia must include in its student code of conduct a prohibition against bullying, including cyberbullying.

Democrats hammer Cuccinelli over federal law

Virginia Democrats slammed Ken Cuccinelli for on Tuesday for not supporting reauthorization of the federal Violence Against Women Act.

How Jasmine Gore made history on election night in Hopewell’s Ward 4

Jasmine Gore went to VCU to study Biology. Two years after graduating, she’s become one of Hopewell’s youngest politicians in history, and likely the first black female to serve as councilor for Ward 4.

New law requires Virginians to present valid ID before voting

Late last Friday afternoon, Gov. McDonnell signed legislation that requires all prospective voters to present a valid form of identification before casting his or her vote. While many Republicans argue that the measure is a necessary prevention of voter fraud, many Democrats argue that it amounts to voter suppression.

Schools still can’t open before Labor Day

At the start of the 2012 legislative session, momentum was building for bills to repeal Virginia’s so-called “Kings Dominion law,” which prohibits public schools from opening before Labor Day without special permission. But by the session’s end, each of those bills had died.

History reconstructed: Assembly honors black lawmakers

Legislators have passed a pair of resolutions describing the contributions of the pioneering lawmakers and praising them for their “commitment to public service in the face of deep resentment, racial animus, violence, corruption, and intimidation.”