2017 General Assembly Coverage
The 2017 General Assembly session began in Richmond on January 11th and will adjourn on February 25th. It will be Governor Terry McAuliffe's last session as governor of Virginia.
Republicans hold control of both the House of Delegates and the Senate, which means support for McAuliffe's proposals are up in the air.
Some parts of the governor’s agenda, though, have already gained bipartisan support. Like expanding mental health screening to keep people with behavioral disorders out of jails. Or criminal justice reforms, like increasing the dollar amount of what qualifies as a grand larceny. Other parts of the agenda are sure to cause conflict.
Keep up with all RADIO IQ/Virginia Public Radio reporting from the General Assembly here.