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  • The 2022 General Assembly session may have gone into overtime, but enough of the work is done to present our fifth annual scorecard! It was an unusual session, with one party controlling the House and the other party controlling the Senate–it means that anything that passed both chambers had to be universally unoffensive, or rely

  • Where Things Stand…Last Week of Session Where things stand…in the final week of session Virginia Progressive Legislative Alert Newsletter March 5, 2022 This is scheduled to be the last week of session (unless it needs to be extended). Of over 2,800 bills introduced, nearly 1,000 have passed (only 14 signed by the Governor, 1 vetoed),

  • A Whole Lotta Nothing Going On This Session A Whole Lotta Nothing Going On! Virginia Progressive Legislative Alert Newsletter February 27, 2022 With a Democratic majority in the Senate and a GOP majority in the House, it’s a rare bill that can get through both chambers. House GOP bills to roll back our progress are

  • Show Me the Money, General Assembly! Show me the money, General Assembly! Virginia Progressive Legislative Alert Newsletter February 21, 2022 We survived crossover last week, with the House passing mostly regressive and backwards-moving GOP bills and the Senate passing some important reforms, many of which are unlikely to survive in the House. This week we begin

  • Reaching the halfway point in the General Assembly! Reaching the halfway point! Virginia Progressive Legislative Alert Newsletter February 12, 2022 It’s been an exhausting week in the General Assembly as they reach the halfway point. By the middle of next week, all bills must pass out of the House and go over to the Senate

  • Let’s look on the bright side of things! Let’s focus on the positive! Virginia Progressive Legislative Alert Newsletter February 5, 2022 House Republicans are pushing through a bunch of backwards-progress bills to weaken voting rights, destroy our public schools, and restrict access to safe and legal abortion–and Senate Democrats show every indication of being willing

  • 2022 General Assembly is “divisive” General Assembly gets “divisive!” Virginia Progressive Legislative Alert Newsletter January 28, 2022 Things have been pretty heated in the General Assembly this week, as they have taken up bills (at the behest of the Youngkin Administration) to ban teaching “divisive concepts, while Republicans show plenty of divisive concepts of their own. Check

  • 2022 General Assembly week one complete! Week one is in the books! Virginia Progressive Legislative Alert Newsletter January 21, 2022 Week one of the 2022 session is over. The Senate is moving along quickly, blocking attempts to roll back our progress and moving forward on some good bills. The House is…um…not quite ready for business

  •       2022 General Assembly Session begins this Wednesday!     Virginia Progressive Legislative Alert Newsletter   Sunday, January 9, 2022   After two transformative years with a Democratic trifecta, passing a generation’s worth of important progressive reforms, the House of Delegates will swear in a narrow GOP majority on Wednesday January 12th, and

  • It was a fantastic 2021 legislative session, all the more exhausting because of the long summer special session to deal with COVID-19 and police and criminal justice reform inspired by the murder of George Floyd. It was also the first ever session held in-part remotely–even the Senate, which was meeting in person in the Richmond