Virginia House ends secrecy in committee votes


Advocates for government transparency are applauding the Virginia House of Delegates for ending its practice of allowing committees and subcommittees to kill legislation on unrecorded voice votes. In adopting rules for the legislative session that began Wednesday, the House voted unanimously to require panels to record who votes how. “A recorded vote of members of a committee or subcommittee shall […]

New immigrant rights legislation aims to protect undocumented Virginians


The Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights called on the General Assembly Jan. 9 to pass legislation to provide driver’s licenses and in-state college tuition to certain undocumented immigrants Coalition members and student supporters spoke at a news conference advocating for legislation that would improve the lives of undocumented immigrants. Del. Jennifer Boysko, D-Herndon, attended to show her support. “While Virginia […]