Democratic leaders from both chambers said their proposals were structurally balanced and citizen-focused.
Unions oppose plan to move NBA, NHL teams to northern Virginia, another blow to Glenn Youngkin-backed deal
‘Virginia is a right-to-work state and unreasonable demands from union leaders will not derail this project.’
Democrats have used their majorities to fend off Republican efforts to repeal previously enacted priorities, including voting access protections and environmental laws.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Surovell won’t consider Democrats’ priorities, including legislation to establish recreational cannabis sales and further increase the minimum wage.
Virginia is the nation’s most populous state without a major pro-sports franchise.
New Speaker makes history as Virginia Legislature opens; Glenn Youngkin calls for bipartisan progress
Speaker Don Scott, whom Democrats nominated for the role in November, made history, becoming the first Black person to serve in the role.
About a third of the Assembly’s membership will be newly elected to their respective chamber. The Capitol will see new historic firsts in representation and a new generation of leadership.
Virginia is the nation’s most populous state without a major pro-sports franchise, something government officials of both parties over the course of decades have sought to change.