General Assembly 2019

Virginia's governor has set a July 9 start date for a special legislative session on gun-related legislation after last week's deadly shooting rampage in Virginia Beach.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced the date Friday.

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol to consider a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week's deadly mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for "votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers."

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Across the country, one in every 59 children born today will be diagnosed with autism. Now in Virginia they can no longer be denied healthcare by insurance companies.




Many of Virginia’s school buildings are tobacco free - but some aren’t. New legislation signed by Governor Ralph Northam Tuesday will change that.


Lawmakers are forbidden from raising money during the General Assembly session, but their opponents are not.

But that might not make for an early advantage.