General Assembly 2020

For now, Democrats in the House and Senate are deadlocked over policing reform.

Lawmakers may be on the verge of approving legislation that could transform the criminal justice system in Virginia.

But, that’s only if lawmakers decide they can afford it.

House and Senate Democrats are united about civilian oversight of police departments.

But they’re divided over whether sheriff’s offices should be subjected to new review boards that can subpoena documents and fire deputies engaged in wrongdoing. 

Friday members of a House committee advanced a bill that would make the state eligible for federal funds to help establish a work-share program. Experts say the initiative could ultimately help save jobs in Virginia.

Lawmakers are debating a bill that could radically transform the criminal justice system in Virginia.

But Democrats in the House and Senate are divided over how and when to pay for it.

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