Capitol Briefs

Meet Jay Jones, VA’s Democratic AG Candidate

Note: For our interview with Republican candidate Jason Miyares, click here. ‘Stepping up to meet the moment’ When we sat down to talk with Jay Jones about why the 32-year-old wants to be Virginia’s next attorney general, that was actually our first question: Why? Not that age should be a factor one way or the

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Meet Jason Miyares, VA’s Republican AG Candidate

Note: For our interview with Democratic candidate Jay Jones, click here. ‘Virginia needs a check and balance’ To get a message across bears repeating it, and during our interview with Republican attorney general candidate Jason Miyares, he hit on three points multiple times: Virginia’s one-party rule needs a check and balance. He’s tough on violent

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Capitol Briefs 2021 | Issue 6

Measures boosting EVs pass General Assembly More state funding urgently needed; class action lawsuits coming to Virginia? Session 2021, Issue 6 February 23, 2021 The General Assembly spent last week finishing up their work on bills in advance of the Monday, February 22 deadline for committees to complete their dockets. The remainder of the special session,

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Capitol Briefs 2021 | Issue 7

As General Assembly special session draws to a close, measures promoting EVs head to governor’s desk State budget does not include funding for EV rebate program Session 2021, Issue 7 March 1, 2021 The General Assembly completed its work for the 2021 session in the last hours of Saturday, Feb. 27, though the session officially

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Capitol Briefs 2021 | Issue 5

EV Package Rolls on in Special Session Session 2021, Issue 5 February 15, 2021 Last week, the General Assembly technically ended its 2021 Session and immediately began a special session called by Gov. Ralph Northam to provide the extra time normally allotted for a “short” session. Legislative business moved forward as remaining bills were simply

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Capitol Briefs 2021 | Issue 4

Dealer-Backed Democratic Priorities Driving Through General Assembly House passes bills pushing for EV rebate program, ZEV mandates and test drive regs Session 2021, Issue 4 February 8, 2021 As we have reported in past updates, much has changed about the operation of the General Assembly during these unique times. In this abbreviated session, both chambers

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Capitol Briefs 2021 | Issue 3

All-In for EVs in VA. Session 2021, Issue 3 February 1, 2021 During the week of January 25 (the third week of session), our attention turned to legislation concerning electric vehicles (EVs). We understand this is future of our industry and we support this innovation. As Democrats on the state and national level are focusing

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Capitol Briefs 2021 | Issue 2

Getting down to legislative work. Session 2021, Issue 2 January 25, 2021 The first full week of the 2021 General Assembly has come and gone. Legislators really got down to work in the virtual world — not without hiccups and limitations, but generally conducting business. Anyone who wants to testify on a bill before a

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Capitol Briefs 2021 | Issue 1

A most unusual start in a most unusual year. Session 2021, Issue 1 January 18, 2021 The 2021 Session of the Virginia General Assembly convened on Wednesday, January 13. We usually end that sentence with “in Richmond.” But this year, legislators are spread out all over the Commonwealth, meeting virtually to do their annual business

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Capitol Briefs 9 (3.09.20)

In history-making year, General Assembly maintains annual safety inspections, passes other significant legislation. Session 2020, Issue 9 March 9, 2020 In many ways, this was a year of firsts for the Virginia General Assembly. For the first time since 1993, Democrats were in control of the House of Delegates, Senate, and Governor’s Office. For the

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