General Assembly 2018

Virginia's 2018 General Assembly session is underway with a new governor, a plan for your tax dollars and a new dynamic between Republicans and Democrats.

Keep up with the action as Mallory Noe-Payne and Michael Pope report from the General Assembly from start to finish. 

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Rolling into the weekend you may have plans to relax at one of Virginia’s many breweries or wineries. In the future, thanks to a new law, you may be able to bring your four legged-friend along.

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In Virginia, some students are suspended for months, or even an entire school year. A new law that takes effect July 1st, seeks to change that.

Governor Ralph Northam will sign a bill Tuesday aimed at making feminine hygiene products more available in prisons and jails in Virginia. But advocates for menstrual equity say much more needs to be done.

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In Virginia, almost 40-percent of women say their most recent pregnancy was unplanned. A new pilot program funded in the latest state budget, is hoping to lower that number.

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There was a sense of celebration Thursday at the Capitol in Richmond as the Governor signed a new two-year budget that includes Medicaid expansion.

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