Virginia's all important Crossover Day is near. That’s the day by which proposals must have won approval in at least one of the Virginia General Assembly’s two chambers in order to make it into law this session.
Social conservatives have been grabbing much of the attention in the state capitol: Making guns easier to get and abortions harder to obtain.
And with this all important marker drawing close, there are plenty of other issues yet to be considered.
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Anita Kumar - Richmond-based political reporter for The Washington Post.
Robert North Roberts, J.D., Ph.D. - Government Policy Specialist. Author of numerous books on American politics, among them -- Ethics in U.S. Government (Greenwood), The Public Integrity Wars (Praeger), Public Journalism and Political Knowledge (Rowman & Littlefield), and Encyclopedia of Presidential Campaigns (Greenwood). Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, James Madison University.
Richard “Dickie” Bell- Republican representing Virginia’s 20th House of Delegates district, including the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro; the county of Highland; plus portions of Augusta and Nelson.
R. Creigh Deeds, J.D. - Democrat representing Virginia’s 25th state Senate district, including the cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Covington, and Lexington; the counties of Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Nelson, and Rockbridge; plus a portion of Albemarle.