General Assembly 2020

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A marathon special session of the General Assembly is now over.  But it didn't end before one last debate over a criminal justice issue.

Northam's Budget Amendments Face Final Hurdle Monday

Nov 8, 2020

Now that election results are in, the process of passing a state spending plan is moving forward as members of the General Assembly resume their special session today (Monday).

Up for consideration are a handful of budget amendments from Governor Northam. One is tied to a constitutional amendment that was on the ballot. 

Amid Continuing Pandemic, Families Wait for Housing Help

Oct 21, 2020
Cat Modlin-Jackson

Our pandemic reality is precarious. And many Virginians have struggled like never before to keep the lights on and pay the rent.

Since a special session began in the summer, members of the General Assembly have acted on a series of rules intended to provide relief for both tenants and landlords trying to make ends meet.

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The much awaited budget proposal was adopted by the General Assembly late Friday.

Virginians reeling from the pandemic are waiting on financial aid tied up in the plan.

Members of the General Assembly are wrapping up their special session.

One bill they’re sending to the governor could create new oversight of law enforcement.