Gov. Youngkin has been working with Republican legislators to draft an abortion bill that could pass a divided legislature since Roe v. Wade fell. Senate Democrats, who hold a 22-18 majority, say all restrictions to abortion will be a non-starter for them.
This week in the General Assembly, Virginia Democrats refused to eliminate the grocery tax, and a House committee rejected a proposal to make Giles County, Pulaski County and Petersburg eligible for tobacco revitalization funds.
As Democrats roll out a slate of gun safety measures, Republicans appear unwilling to even consider compromise.
A roundup of action in the General Assembly on Friday.
In his State of the Commonwealth speech, Youngkin, who is quietly contemplating a presidential run, pushed for quick results. Democrats are unlikely to give them to him, instead advocating for investment in education over Youngkin’s proposed tax breaks.
In an election year when all legislative seats are on the ballot, lawmakers revisit tax relief measures and abortion legislation.
As he begins his second term, the congressman from Campbell County has acquired a national profile by opposing former Republican leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy as he tries to win the speakership.
Floyd County Delegate Marie March says her tenant’s grandson violated the lease because the property’s zoning doesn’t allow for more than one tenant. Her tenant says March removed her grandson as retribution for the tenant filing stalking charges against another tenant.
The governor rolled out his proposed amendments to the biennial state budget Thursday. Local lawmakers applauded Youngkin’s proposal to set aside more emergency funds for Buchanan County flood victims.
The Richmond based utility is evaluating several sites in Southwest Virginia, including retired fossil fuel plants and former coal mines. Appalachian Power Company says it’s also looking at the new nuclear technology.