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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • The House of Delegates blocked a bill to repeal a Jim-Crow-era law that says shoe-shine boys, caddies, ushers and doormen don’t have to be paid minimum wage. Republicans said they supported the concept in theory but were concerned the...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. ♦ Republican leaders in the House of Delegate are backing a plan to create a bipartisan redistricting commission, a proposal they have previously opposed but say they’ve reconsidered following successful Democratic challenges to legislative boundaries that threaten their majority. “That...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.In light of an impending vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia, Sen. Ben Chafin, R-Russell, is urging his fellow Republicans to pick his sister as a replacement. – Richmond Times-Dispatch Despite bipartisan support, a bill to ban...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.A Senate committee moved a bill that would exempt menstrual supplies from state sales tax. “It’s not a luxury,” said Sen. Jennifer Boysko, D-Fairfax, said. She nicknamed her bill “The Dignity Act.” - Richmond Times-Dispatch Virginia’s Tebow Bill...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. ♦ In a move that bodes poorly for Republicans chances of hanging onto their one-seat majority in the House of Delegates, federal judges selected a redistricting plan for the House that would give Democrats a majority in six districts...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment say they expect a House of Delegates subcommittee to vote down the resolution this morning, but are hopeful the full committee will nonetheless take it up later in the week and send it...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. ♦ The Senate’s General Laws committee is set to vote on the big casino and sports betting bills today. Based on lawmakers’ comments during hearings Friday, it doesn’t sound likely they’ll pass this year. “There’s too many opportunities to...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.♦ A new bi-partisan effort has launched in the General Assembly to raise the minimum age required to purchase tobacco and nicotine products from 18 to 21. – The Daily Press♦ Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe started using his state PAC...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.Del. Lee Carter, D-Manassas, made waves when he called himself a Democratic Socialist. He knows most of his bills won’t pass in Virginia but thinks it’s important to try. “One of the biggest things has been trying to...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• With the federal government still shut down, 550 federal workers in Virginia have filed for unemployment benefits. The number is expected to rise. (The Virginian-Pilot)• Republicans say Gov. Ralph Northam’s tax plan, which would provide $216 million in relief...