Virginia Politics: Virginia general assembly


Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Virginia Senate approves right to sue for wrongful death of fetus

The measure passed easily, despite controversy surrounding a ‘personhood’ bill that some considered similar. The House had previously passed it.

By Laura Vozzella  |  05:56 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Virginia House gives final approval to ultrasound bill

The House of Delegates today approved the modified and final version of a contentious proposal that would require women to get external ultrasounds before abortions.

By Anita Kumar  |  05:34 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/01/2012

‘Tebow’ bill to let home-schoolers play high school sports killed by Virginia Senate

The measure would have allowed Virginia’s tens of thousands of home-schooled students to play sports at their local high schools.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Virginia legislators kill proposals to drug test welfare recipients

The General Assembly has officially killed all proposals this year that would require drug screening for welfare recipients.

By Anita Kumar  |  09:46 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 02/16/2012

McDonnell urges Senate Democrats to act on the budget

Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell is asking Democratic leaders to provide budget proposals, which they have not done so far.

By Anita Kumar  |  03:30 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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