The Virginia branch of NARAL has drafted a "statement of intent" for this year's legislative session intended to push back against a slate of legislation passed by state Republicans targeting reproductive health care services for women.
In Virginia, legislators face pressure from Gov. Terry McAuliffe to expand education spending. And in Maryland, debates over law enforcement reform and Gov. Larry Hogan's budget proposals will be center stage.
In Virginia, lawmakers are about to gather in Richmond for a 60-day General Assembly session. They'll be considering everything from cracking down on payday loans to opening up availability of concealed carry permits.
Supporters of Donald Trump have criticized a proposed loyalty oath for Republican primary voters because it would discourage independents — but the real price for the GOP could be the trove of voter data it could provide.
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