General Assembly

Delegates Steve Landes and David Toscano applaud increased spending for education, but disagree on how Medicaid should be used to provide health care.

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Winners and losers: The General Assembly is adjourned

Legislators in Richmond ended the General Assembly session one day early after passing a record $105 billion biennial budget March 11 and sending it to Governor Terry McAuliffe. Both sides of the aisle praise its passage, while regretting the what-might-have-beens. McAuliffe didn’t get the Medicaid expansion he wanted—again—but he commends the oft-contentious legislature for investing […]

Virginia bets on fantasy sports websites with new law.

Just in time for March Madness

Virginia became the first state to legalize fantasy sports websites when Governor Terry McAuliffe signed the Fantasy Contests Act into law March 7, according to CNET. While other states are outlawing websites such as DraftKings and FanDuel, saying they violate state gambling regulations, Virginia embraces what advocates call a game of skill. “Today, Virginia became […]