2017 General Assembly

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Two years ago a group of high school students in Charlottesville thought something was lacking in their family life education, so they set out to make a difference and change Virginia law. As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, this week, they were successful. 

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During Virginia's one-day veto session yesterday, state lawmakers had a number of things on their docket to wrap up the state's legislative session. RADIO IQ's Luke Church sat down with reporter Michael Pope to discuss the happenings in Richmond this week.

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400,000 Virginians could get health insurance if the state makes it easier to enroll in Medicaid. Wednesday lawmakers meet in Richmond for one final day of the legislative session. They’ll have another shot at providing Medicaid to people who are poor or disabled but don’t now qualify. 

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Lawmakers will be back in Richmond this week for a one-day session. As Michael Pope reports, the day looks to be an important sequel to the debates that happened earlier this year.

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Virginia’s governor is expected to sign a handful of marijuana related bills that survived this year’s General Assembly. Mallory Noe-Payne has a look at what might change.