General Assembly 2019

Lawmakers and administration officials in Richmond are working together to try to reduce the number of women dying in childbirth.

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A last ditch effort to get lawmakers in Richmond to vote on the Equal Rights Amendment failed today.  It ends this year’s push to make Virginia the final state needed to change the constitution.

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At Virginia’s state house, lobbyists are everywhere. They meet with lawmakers, help draft bills, and testify in committees.

But one day this week there was a surprising group of lobbyists: teenagers. And they’ve successfully convinced lawmakers to close one of the state’s juvenile prisons.

Do local governments hide public information? One senator is concerned about the possibility they do, and he’s moving forward with a bill to create new penalties to prevent it.

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Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax is denying the allegations of two women who accuse him of sexual assault. So what comes next?

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