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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Since the 1940s, Virginia has imposed strong restrictions on labor unions.

Now those restrictions are at the center of a political debate in Richmond.

Michael Pope

Virginia has a very long history, a history that has several dark chapters. Now, a group of prominent state leaders are hoping for reconciliation.

AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli

Are plastic bags a problem in Virginia? Lawmakers in Richmond are divided.

Lawmakers in Richmond are hoping to expand health insurance coverage to children with autism.

Lawmakers in Virginia are moving forward with an old idea: the Equal Rights Amendment.