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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Women across Virginia are about to get a tax break on feminine hygiene products.

Governor Ralph Northam may be embroiled in scandal. But he’s also counting several major successes this week. One of them is increased funding for affordable housing.

More than half a million people in Virginia with outstanding court fines are about to get their driver’s licenses back. That’s thanks to a budget amendment from Democratic Governor Ralph Northam that was approved Wednesday by a Republican-led General Assembly.

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said Wednesday he's asked prosecutors in Boston and North Carolina to investigate sexual assault allegations two women have made against him.

More than 620,000 Virginians have lost their driver’s license, because they couldn’t afford to pay court fines or fees that had nothing to do with driving. Today, Governor Northam announced a plan to restore driving privileges.