General Assembly special session concludes with Senators vowing to represent Virginia voters

General Assembly special session concludes with Senators vowing to represent Virginia voters

November 20, 2019 Capital News Service

The General Assembly reconvened post-election, after the July special session was cut short without hearing any legislation. Monday’s session ended faster than in July – with both House and Senate adjourning after minutes. From the sparsely populated Senate floor, both a Republican and Democratic senator spoke briefly about their opposing goals for gun legislation in the upcoming 2020 session.

Be in the room when “Hamilton” happens in Richmond

November 19, 2019 Capital News Service

Richmond prepares for the national tour of the hit Broadway musical, “Hamilton” as it takes the Altria stage from Nov. 19 to Dec. 8. Virginia Museum of History and Culture has hosted two events in honor of the musical’s arrival, including a fireworks extravaganza with Tony Award-winning actor Chris Jackson. 

Analysis: Donations flood competitive races in election home stretch

November 5, 2019 Capital News Service

Candidates for Senate Districts 10, 12 and 13 claimed over $1.5 million in fundraising in just 11 days, from Oct. 25 to Nov. 4, according to the Virginia Public Access Project. The six candidates in these races continued to receive cash and in-kind — non-monetary — contributions of $1,000 or more each after Oct. 24, when the last fundraising report was filed. In the homestretch of the General Assembly election, candidates received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations.

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