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January 12, 2021  •  

Virginia Special Election Set for March 23

VA Gov. Ralph Northam - by Mark Warner

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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Virginia State Capitol - KWL / CC BY-SA

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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Virginia State Capitol - KWL / CC BY-SA

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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Virginia State Capitol - KWL / CC BY-SA

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

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam

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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Virginia Capitol Building - Ron Cogswell

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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On March 12, Gov. Ralph Northam announced a ban on all official out-of-state travel for state employees for at least the next 30 days. Northam has also ordered an implementation of telework policies for state employees.

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Virginia Capitol Building - Ron Cogswell

The 2020 session of the Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 12. The assembly completed the final actions for the session, including approval of the budget bill. Legislators will reconvene on April 22 for the annual one-day veto […]

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Virginia Capitol Building - Ron Cogswell

The Virginia State Crime Commission cancelled their planned November 12 meeting regarding gun control. The meeting was scheduled to discuss eight bills proposed by Gov. Ralph Northam during the July special session. Republican Majority Leader Todd Gilbert also stated the […]

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Virginia Capitol Building - Ron Cogswell

Democrats won a majority of seats in both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly on November 5. Democrats gained six seats in the House of Delegates and two in the Senate. This will be the first majority for Democrats in […]

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Virginia Capitol Building - Ron Cogswell

The Virginia General Assembly convened and adjourned a special session. The session was called to consider stricter gun legislation in response to the Virginia Beach shootings on May 31. For the special session, Gov. Northam proposed eight bills. The Governors […]

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Richmond City Hall - by Taber Andrew Bain

The Richmond City Council unanimously passed Ordinance No. 2019-115 prohibiting lobbying after employment. Ordinance No. 2019-115 defines “officer or employee” as members of the city council, city officers and employees, and individuals who receive monetary compensation for service on or […]

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