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After conference, bill ending parental-support mandate passes

It took a conference committee to get to a resolution, but legislation to end a century-old requirement that adult children be financially responsible for their parents has landed on the desk of Gov. Youngkin. The sentiment embodied in current state...

Favola legislation on aging panel off to governor’s desk

Legislation patroned by state Sen. Barbara Favola to require an annual report from the Commonwealth Council on Aging has landed on Gov. Youngkin’s desk. The measure from Favola (D-Arlington-Fairfax-Loudoun) would require the council to submit an annual report by Oct....

Update: Local legislators split on TJ-admissions bill

The General Assembly has gone on record opposing discrimination in admissions practices at Virginia’s elite Governor’s Schools, although supporters of the measure accepted a somewhat watered-down version compared to what originally was proposed.

Local legislators split on bill to restrain governor’s power

Five of Arlington’s seven-member General Assembly delegation voted in support of a measure that will limit the power of governors to act unilaterally for an indeterminate period in a crisis. Legislation sponsored by state Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Roanoke) on March...

Former APAH leader lauded by General Assembly

General Assembly members took time during their 2022 session to honor the service of Nina Janopaul in the local, state and national affordable-housing arena. Janopaul in June retired as president and CEO of the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, a...

Legislators prime anti-discrimination measure aimed at TJ

The General Assembly seems primed to go on record opposing discrimination in admissions practices at Virginia’s elite Governor’s Schools, although supporters of the measure may have to accept a watered-down version compared to what originally was proposed. The state Senate...

Editorial: Divided government proving its worth in Richmond

We are now cruising toward the end of the 2022 General Assembly session. With the two bodies in hands of opposite parties, there has been a lot of killing of bills in recent days: Republicans in the House of...

Letter: Legislation on counterfeit property protects consumers

Editor: The state Senate recently passed a bill (SB 341) that will help crack down on counterfeit goods sold on Websites like Amazon, and I hope the House of Delegates will follow suit. The bill would require most sellers to...

Favola bill on child care moves forward in Richmond

After seeing its scope narrowed in the state Senate, a measure to allow residents of apartment buildings to operate child-care facilities gained back a little more flexibility in the House of Delegates. House members voted unanimously on March 8 in...

Legislators extend ‘attaboys’ to individuals, groups

Local legislators followed a long-standing tradition in this year’s General Assembly session by passing resolutions that paid tribute to noteworthy residents, sports teams, groups and governmental workers. Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean-Great Falls) has passed resolutions honoring: • McLean resident Victor Kimm,...
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Potomac School second in state softball tourney

For a third straight time, the season ended for the Potomac School Panthers girls softball team with a loss...
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