Michael Pope

Virginia Public Radio Reporter

Michael Pope is an author and journalist who lives in Old Town Alexandria. He has reported for NPR, the New York Daily News and the Alexandria Gazette Packet. He has a master's degree in American Studies from Florida State University, and he is a former adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College. He is the author of four books.

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Democrats arrived in Richmond for the General Assembly session this year with a long list of agenda items for criminal justice reform. But, many of the more sweeping changes were scuttled.

The Senate rejected an effort to require businesses to offer five paid sick days.

Immigration was one of the issues that helped Donald Trump win the presidency. But it’s also an issue that helped Democrats take control of the General Assembly.

Michael Pope reports on what they were able to accomplish with that power.

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Members of the House of Delegates have approved a constitutional amendment creating a bipartisan commission to draw legislative districts.

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Lawmakers have approved a bill to put a cap on how much people will have to pay for insulin.