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Women, more often than men, have to be asked to run for public office. Men often assume it is their time to run for elective office, while many women assume it may not be their time — especially if they have a young family, according to five women who know Virginia politics well.

The five — Amanda Chase, Anne Holton, Jennifer McClellan, Bobbie Kilberg and Jill Vogel — include two state legislators who became the first and second women ever to give birth while serving in Virginia’s General Assembly. All five shared their stories of how they found public service a worthwhile calling for women.


Last April, the Center for Public Integrity published an investigation identifying Virginia as having the top rate of public school referrals of students to law enforcement agencies.  Virginia Delegate Jennifer McClellan sponsored Virginia House Bill 487 seeking to redefine the roles of School Resource Officers, particularly their role in school discipline issues.      

This week Delegate McClellan Joins Dr. T in the "BULLPEN" to discuss the contents of the bill, its implications for school resource officers and how the role of school administrators will be impacted.  


Under Virginia’s current laws, children as young as 12 or 13  can be married off. But legislation moving through the Virginia General Assembly would put an end to that. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are pushing to protect children by raising the legal age of marriage to 16. There is no minimum age for marriage in the commonwealth.


The House of Delegates has passed a number of bills this session to address domestic violence. These measures should make Virginians safer from intimate- and family-partner violence. However, more can and should be done. 

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As we enter the last week of the 2019 General Assembly Session, there are still several important issues to be resolved, including amendments to the biennial budget adopted last year.  The <a href="
Three weeks into the General Assembly Session, a number of important issues have been considered.  Here are some of the bills addressed by the Senate this week:
We are now through week two of the 2019 General Assembly Session.  We began welcoming our newest Senator, Jennifer Boysko (D-33), who succeeded now Congresswoman Jennifer Weston.  

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