Governor Northam Signs Bill to Abolish Death Penalty

JARRATT, Va.: Today, Governor Ralph Northam signed Sen. Scott Surovell’s bill, SB 1165, abolishing the death penalty in Virginia at the Greensville Correctional Center, where Virginia has been conducting executions since 1994. Majority Leader Dick Saslaw and Caucus Chair Mamie Locke…

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Virginia Senate Unveils Budget Priorities

RICHMOND, Va.: Today, the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee laid out their amendments to Governor Northam’s proposed budget. Finance and Appropriations Committee Chair Janet Howell said: “While there have been hardships in the past year, I’ve seen resilience and …

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Roundup: Senate Democrats at Crossover

RICHMOND, Va.: As all Senate legislation heads to the House of Delegates, Senate Democrats reflect on their accomplishments so far in the 2021 General Assembly Session. Majority Leader Dick Saslaw said: “Our caucus has had incredible success in promoting our priorities laid out at the…

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Virginia Senate Approves Ending Death Penalty

RICHMOND, Va.: Today, Sen. Surovell’s SB 1165, passed the Virginia Senate on a 21-17 vote. Majority Leader Dick Saslaw and Caucus Chair Mamie Locke said: “Today is a historic day for our Commonwealth. Senate Democrats have led the charge for years to end a practice that for far …

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