Virginia will be a more just and prosperous state as a result of the important actions taken by the Virginia General Assembly and approved by the Governor during our Special Session last week.
Author: Marcus Simon
As the Virginia General Assembly prepares to return for a Special Session on Aug. 2 to appropriate American Rescue Plan funds made available to the Commonwealth, we learned that Virginia will also enter the new fiscal year with a substantial surplus in state revenue.
New laws affecting everything from the intentional release of balloons to legalizing simple possession of marijuana to riding bicycles two abreast on public streets to abolishing the death penalty officially become the law of the Commonwealth on July 1, 2021.
Virginia will become the first state in the south to abolish the death penalty on July 1st.
There have been quite few updates to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and the Governor’s Executive Orders related to the pandemic in the past week. So, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of those details.
“On July 1, 2021 it will be legal for adults in Virginia to possess small amounts of marijuana in their homes.”
Many of the changes we implemented here in Virginia to make voting easier during a pandemic actually just make voting easier. And that’s a good thing. In the last two sessions, we passed historic voting legislation aimed at expanding access and strengthening voter rights.
Virginia’s Nov. 3, 2020 election was the safest, most secure, most successful election in the history of the Commonwealth. That’s the conclusion of the Virginia Department of Elections’ recently released Post Election Report.
The 2021 Session, like everything these last 11 months, looks and feels a lot different than it has in the past, due to the necessity of social distance
Early 2020 taught me to be careful what you wish for…