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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has called the General Assembly to convene a special session beginning August 2. The special session will focus on judicial appointments and the allocation of over $4.3 billion in federal COVID relief funding.

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The Chesapeake City Council, on a vote of 5-4, rejected an ordinance moving mayoral, City Council, and School Board elections from even-numbered years to odd-numbered years. The ordinance was introduced in response to the passage of Virginia’s Senate Bill 1157 […]

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The Virginia General Assembly held the annual veto session on April 7. While Gov. Northam issued no vetoes to passed legislation, the reconvened session focused on the several dozen amendments recommended by Northam. Approved amendments included a contentious acceleration of […]

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed House Bill 1157 into law. The controversial bill looked to shifts municipal elections from May to the November general election with new terms commencing on January 1 of the following year. This shift will […]

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March 5, 2021  •  

Virginia General Assembly Adjourns

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The Virginia General Assembly adjourned their special session on March 1. The special session focused on pandemic relief efforts and the state’s budget. Additionally, the General Assembly passed bills abolishing the death penalty, legalizing marijuana, and establishing new environmental regulations.

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In a proclamation on February 3, Gov. Ralph Northam said the Virginia General Assembly will return to work on February 10. The governor called a special session following the end of the 30-day regular session. The session is customarily extended […]

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January 12, 2021  •  

Virginia Special Election Set for March 23

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced a special election to be held on March 23 for the 38th Senate District. The seat was previously held by Sen. A. Benton Chafin, Jr. who passed away January 1.

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A bill prohibiting corporate campaign contributions has been introduced in the Virginia House of Delegates. House Bill 1906 would not only prohibit direct contributions to candidates and committees but also prohibit indirect contributions. This would include designated contributions or contributions directed […]

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After a drive-thru primary on December 13, Candi King has emerged as the Democratic candidate to fill a vacant seat in the 2nd District of Virginia’s House of Delegates. The seat was vacated by Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy who resigned […]

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Gov. Ralph Northam announced the special election for Virginia’s 90th House of Delegates District will be held on January 5, 2021. The seat was previously held by Democratic Del. Joseph Lindsey, who resigned last month after being appointed to fill […]

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After nearly 12 weeks, the Virginia General Assembly ended its special session on November 9. Lawmakers approved changes returned by Gov. Northam on a handful of bills and finally agreed on a final passage of the budget.

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Gov. Ralph Northam has announced the special election for the 29th House of Delegates District will be held on November 3. The seat became vacant when Delegate Chris Collins resigned on June 28.

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April 24, 2020  •  

Virginia Elections Postponed

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Gov. Ralph Northam has postponed upcoming elections for two weeks. Pursuant to a pair of executive orders, the general and special elections scheduled for May 5 will instead be held on May 19. Additionally, the primary election scheduled for June […]

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Gov. Ralph Northam has announced the June 9 primary election will be postponed until June 23 due to concerns about COVID-19. Northam has also requested the General Assembly postpone the May 5 municipal elections to coincide with the November 3 […]

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