General Assembly 2019

The blackface scandals have caused lawmakers to approach a number of policy issues in new ways. That includes the budget.




Virginia lawmakers are expressing profound regret for lynching, the brutal murders of black men and women by white mobs in the decades after the Civil War.

The joint resolution passed by the General Assembly comes amidst a messy and public debate about racism in Virginia.


How closely should local jails work with federal immigration officials? That’s an issue that lawmakers are debating in Richmond.

Should Virginia join a regional effort to cut back on carbon emissions? Party affiliation likely shows where your lawmakers stands on this issue.

In the wake of the blackface scandal, Governor Ralph Northam is asking Cabinet members to come up with ways to address inequality.