Public Policy en Personal Privacy Protection Caucus <p>A bipartisan group of state senators and delegates has formed the General Assembly’s first-ever “Personal, Privacy Protection Caucus” of lawmakers.&nbsp;</p><p>Their goal is to refine the law to prevent state and local governments from large-scale gathering and storage of personal data—especially if it takes place without individual warrants.&nbsp;</p><p>The members say they're also trying to strike the right balance between public safety and Fourth Amendment protections.</p><p>The caucus plans to hold hearings and consult law enforcement this year to craft new legislation.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:21:51 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 17378 at Personal Privacy Protection Caucus Annual Population Report <p>Population growth in Virginia slowed last year—but the commonwealth still outpaced the nation.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:37:14 +0000 Connie Stevens 16500 at Annual Population Report Giving Back the Gifts <p>Governor McDonnell speaking on Washington radio station WTOP now says that not only is he paying back all loans received from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, he is also returning all gifts.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:22:51 +0000 Tommie McNeil 8311 at Giving Back the Gifts Every Child Matters Campaign <p>Child advocates are calling out statewide candidates and demanding they take a stand on children's issues and make them a MAJOR part of their campaigns.</p><p>The&nbsp; “Strong Kids, Strong Virginia” initiative was launched after a recent Mason-Dixon survey found that the gubernatorial candidates' views on the matter are murkier than those of current and former governors.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:40:05 +0000 Tommie McNeil 6341 at Every Child Matters Campaign Lawmakers React to Phone Records Review <p>Virginia lawmakers are having mixed reactions to reports that the Obama Administration potentially tracked phone records of tens of millions of Americans.</p><p>Politicians aren’t a shy group. But after reports came out that the National Security Agency has access to the phone records of Verizon’s more than one hundred million customers, many lawmakers became uncharacteristically close lipped.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:10:52 +0000 Matt Laslo 5633 at Lawmakers React to Phone Records Review