Proposed bill to require campus police to report sexual assault to commonwealth attorney

Virginia Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn has proposed a bill which will require university campus police to report sexual assault cases to their local commonwealth attorney within 48 hours. House Bill 1343 is intended to increase prosecution of sexual assaults that take place on college campuses. Filler-Corn held a press conference Tuesday to promote the bill. READ MORE


Joe Morrissey sworn in amid controversy

Del. Joe Morrissey (D-Henrico) was sworn into the Virginia House of Delegates this week after resigning his position last month following a sex scandal with an underage girl. In his most recent campaign, Morrissey ran as an Independent and defeated both Democrat Kevin Sullivan and Republican Matt Walton. He garnered 42 percent of the total votes, while Sullivan and Walton totaled 33 percent and 24 percent of the total votes, respectively. READ MORE


Professor Larry Sabato hosts Crystal Ball, releases midterm election predictions

Politics Prof. Larry Sabato hosted his annual Crystal Ball predictions Monday night, predicting Republican gains in Tuesday’s congressional and state elections. Sabato and his team said they predict the Republican Party would gain a total of eight seats in the Senate to gain a 53-47 majority as well as nine seats in the House of Representatives, which which would give them a 243-192 majority. READ MORE


BOV member Goodwin appointed Gillespie campaign co-chair

University of Virginia Board of Visitors member William H. Goodwin Jr. was appointed as a finance committee co-chair for Ed Gillespie’s senatorial campaign Wednesday. Gillespie, a communications consultant and former White House aide, is the likely Republican nominee for the Virginia seat in the Senate currently filled by Sen. Mark Warner. READ MORE

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