The 2017 General Assembly gaveled to order on Wednesday. This year is known as a “short session” and runs only 46 days, from Jan. 11 to Feb. 25. Virginia legislators will likely consider more than 1,500 bills and hundreds of additional resolutions. Amendments to the current two-year state budget will also be negotiated.
Governor’s State of the Commonwealth
Gov. McAuliffe struck a conciliatory tone in his address to the legislature by emphasizing achievements we’ve made in a bipartisan way to build a new Virginia economy. [Read more…]