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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This is the last week of Terry McAuliffe’s term as Governor of Virginia. McAuliffe’s official portrait was unveiled this week. In it he has his hand on an executive order. The one where he restored voting rights to former felons.

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After years of pushing for expanding Medicaid, Democrats are hopeful that they’ll be able to use their new members in the House of Delegates to finally make it happen.

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Outgoing Governor Terry McAuliffe gave his final State of the Commonwealth speech in Richmond Wednesday night. He celebrated Virginia’s growing economy and low unemployment, and said his greatest pride while in office was restoring voting rights to former felons.

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Despite the drama in the last few weeks about who will control the Virginia House of Delegates, the session kicked off Wednesday with a unanimous vote for speaker.

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