General Assembly 2019

Virginia's 2019 General Assembly session is underway.  Lawmakers are dealing with a budget windfall, school safety, legalized gamblind and dozens of other issues that affect your life and wallet.

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

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With no end in sight to the partial government shutdown in Washington, lawmakers in Richmond are trying to figure out how to help federal employees in Virginia.

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Lawmakers in Richmond are considering legislation to prevent wage theft.

After the school shooting in Parkland Florida, lawmakers in Virginia formed a task force to make schools safer. Now, several of their suggestions are now well on their way to becoming law.

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Tax season is looming. It will be the first year taxpayers get the full picture of how Trump’s tax cuts affect them. But some families may be surprised by an unintended consequence: higher state income taxes.

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The minimum wage in Virginia is $7.25 an hour.  And, that’s not about to change anytime soon thanks to a party line vote.

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