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Read Alex Stern’s column in the Huffington Post on Virginia’s continuing battle over reproductive rights.


Governor’s plan misses the mark by Jennifer McClellan


This year, the General Assembly addressed several of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s All Students initiatives. During the State of the Commonwealth address, Governor McDonnell stated that “all children, regardless of their ZIP code, must have world-class educational opportunities.” I agree. The Constitution of Virginia demands as much. And most of us would agree Virginia’s education system has not kept that promise for every child. Too often, children’s ZIP codes do in fact determine the quality of education they receive. There are many reasons for this, and solving that problem will not be easy.

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The 2019 Virginia General Assembly is in full swing after convening Wednesday for a 45 day session.  
Governor Northam gave the State of the Commonwealth Address, which you c

Senator Jennifer L. McClellan, Chair

Virginia Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission

Mr. President and colleagues, ninety years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia.  This past April marked the 50th anniversary of his death from an assassin’s bullet.   

The Virginia General Assembly convenes for its 400th session at noon today!  In addition to the Governor's proposed amendments to the biennial budget,  we

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