General Assembly 2018

Virginia's 2018 General Assembly session is underway with a new governor, a plan for your tax dollars and a new dynamic between Republicans and Democrats.

Keep up with the action as Mallory Noe-Payne and Michael Pope report from the General Assembly from start to finish. 

Lawmakers met in Richmond Thursday to try to fix district maps for the state legislature. The maps have been deemed unconstitutional by a federal court.

Lawmakers managed to get little done so far, though.

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Lawmakers are back in Richmond this week for a special session on redistricting. And, for one lawmaker, it’s the last hurrah.

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Ahead of Thursday’s special legislative session, state Democrats have redrawn eleven legislative districts to comply with a court order. Democrats say their proposed map is constitutional, and that they did not rely on racial demographics.

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Rolling into the weekend you may have plans to relax at one of Virginia’s many breweries or wineries. In the future, thanks to a new law, you may be able to bring your four legged-friend along.

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In Virginia, some students are suspended for months, or even an entire school year. A new law that takes effect July 1st, seeks to change that.