SENATE OF VIRGINIA PASSES 2020-2022 BIENNIAL BUDGET

Richmond – Today, the Virginia Senate passed its 2020-2022 biennial budget, SB 5015 on a vote of 24-15. This budget reinforces Senate Democrats' commitment to investing in the Commonwealth’s communities, increasing funding for critical policy measures such as …

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SENATE DEMOCRATS DELIVER ON JUSTICE REFORM PRIORITIES

RICHMOND -- In the wake of the death of  George Floyd, the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus set in motion a process to craft what would ultimately become our criminal justice and racial equity agenda for the 2020 special session of the Virginia General Assembly. We held a widely attend…

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SENATE OF VIRGINIA PASSES SWEEPING POLICING REFORM PACKAGE

RICHMOND -- This afternoon, the Senate of Virginia passed Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie E. Locke’s (D-Hampton) SB 5030 on a 21-19, party line vote. The bill represents a sweeping policing reform package, which includes provisions which will: Prohibit No Knock Warrants (Breonn…

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