The leaders of four Virginia health care groups are urging Gov. Glenn Youngkin to sign legislation that would impose strict new limits on hemp-derived products that contain intoxicating amounts of THC, the compound in marijuana that gets users high, as well as potential fines on retailers that sell them.
More than 25,000 Virginians tried to cast a ballot in the 2022 midterm elections under same-day registration rules, a new process that had the most impact in college towns, according to statewide data obtained by The Virginia Mercury.
Senator Tim Kaine (D) says he wants to strengthen campaign finance laws and improve the transparency of political spending, and to do this he is cosponsoring the “Disclose Act” alongside Senator Mark Warner (D).
Youngkin signed universal occupational licensing legislation that will make Virginia recognize many professional licenses issued by other states, a shift supporters say will remove regulatory red tape that can be an obstacle for out-of-state workers trying to get started in a new place.
A proposal to put menstrual data stored on period-tracking apps beyond the reach of Virginia authorities failed in the state House of Delegates Monday after Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration expressed opposition to the idea for the first time.
A House of Delegates subcommittee has killed legislation that would have established a retail marketplace for marijuana in Virginia. The vote makes it highly unlikely retail sales of marijuana will begin in early 2024.
A Republican-led committee in the House of Delegates voted Monday to reject two prison reform bills, one that would have created an independent ombudsman office to provide extra oversight and another that would have given inmates access to free phone calls and emails.
The Virginia House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate approved competing budget plans Thursday, but one area where there appears to be broad bipartisan support is improving Virginia’s behavioral health system.
All four bills put forward by Republicans this year to let parents use state education funding to cover the costs of educational opportunities outside the public school system failed to make it through this year’s General Assembly.