A state Senate subcommittee is approving a bill by Republican Sen. Dick Black that would require any employee of a state college or university who learns of such an allegation to report it to a local law enforcement agency within 24 hours.
In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama laid out a plan to offer two years of community college. But at least in Northern Virginia, support for the proposal seems split on partisan lines.
Renewed ethics legislation in the Richmond would ban state funding for travel expenses for legislators attending closed groups like ALEC — a conservative group that has many lawmakers, including House Speaker Bill Howell, among its ranks.
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