General Assembly http://wvtf.org en The VA General Assembly's Revolving Door http://wvtf.org/post/va-general-assemblys-revolving-door <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 21.111112594604492px; line-height: 22.82666778564453px;">In June, four state lawmakers unexpectedly resigned their seats in the General Assembly.</span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 21.111112594604492px; line-height: 22.82666778564453px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 21.111112594604492px; line-height: 22.82666778564453px;">While legislative retirements are not unusual, four Democrats in one month calling it quits before their terms expire is not the Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:05:21 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 23974 at http://wvtf.org The VA General Assembly's Revolving Door New Laws Part 5 http://wvtf.org/post/new-laws-part-5 <p>As Virginians celebrate American independence this weekend, many can't help but think about our veterans past and present—as well as the rights and nation that they have defended.&nbsp; So as we continue our series on new state laws that just took effect, One directly impacts affects those who have served overseas … another that addresses state energy resources … and a third that affects the Commonwealth’s democratic process.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 19:37:22 +0000 Tommie McNeil 23838 at http://wvtf.org New Laws Part 5 New Laws Part 4 http://wvtf.org/post/new-laws-part-4 <p></p><p>This week some laws take effect that impact Virginia motorists-and they're not necessarily punitive. In fact, some were passed because drivers asked for them.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 19:17:08 +0000 Tommie McNeil 23836 at http://wvtf.org New Laws Part 4 VA Precedents Slowing Down Governor McAuliffe's Efforts http://wvtf.org/post/va-precedents-slowing-down-governor-mcauliffes-efforts <p>When House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell ruled two of Governor McAuliffe’s line-item vetoes out of order Monday night, he cited the state Constitution and Virginia Supreme Court precedents for doing so.&nbsp;</p><p>Those include a 1996 case where then—as now—one major dispute was over budget language about federal funds.&nbsp;<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:52:26 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 23379 at http://wvtf.org VA Precedents Slowing Down Governor McAuliffe's Efforts State Senate Passes Budget http://wvtf.org/post/state-senate-passes-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Virginia Senate has passed its version of the state budget for the next two fiscal years, which begin on July 1st. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senators introduced the spending bill proposed by Governor McAuliffe, then added their own touches— including Marketplace Virginia, the private-insurance alternative to Medicaid expansion. But by the end of the day the Senate and the House were no closer to resolving their budget stalemate.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:32:47 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 19666 at http://wvtf.org State Senate Passes Budget