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Feb19

Child marriage wasn’t an issue of note for Virginia state Sen. Jill Vogel until she heard the stories circulating in her district about a man in his early 50s marrying a girl in her mid-teens, warding off a police investigation of his relationship with her. Now Vogel is lead sponsor of a bill advancing in Virginia’s legislature that would sharply curtail child marriage. 

The measure has now moved the Virginia’s House of Delegates. The lead sponsor in that chamber, Jennifer McClellan, said her grandmother got married at age 14 in rural Mississippi. “People didn’t understand back then that children aren’t ready to have children,” McClellan said. “Now we understand all the negative consequences.” She’s heard no objections to the bill from prominent immigrants hailing from countries where child marriage is a centuries-old tradition. 

Feb18

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Blue Bee Cider, LLC will relocate and expand its cidery in the City of Richmond. The company will invest more than $1 million to renovate the historic city stables property in Scott’s Addition and triple production of its award-winning hard cider, creating four new jobs.  In addition, Blue Bee Cider will purchase more than 850,000 pounds in Virginia-grown apples and berries over the next three years.

Feb18

The House unanimously passed Henrico Del. Jennifer McClellan’s bill to allow simple assault against a family member to be dealt with outside of jail time.

Feb11

The House easily passed a bill by Henrico Del. Jennifer McClellan that would relieve school resource officers of their current duty to enforce school board rules and codes of student conduct. The bill, HB 487, passed 95-2 Thursday and awaits discussion in the Senate Committee on Education and Health.

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