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VPM Daily Newscast March 1, 2021

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In a special edition of the VPM daily newscast, on the morning of Monday, March 1, 2021, VPM’s Newscast Editor Sara McCloskey recaps the last days of the General Assembly session with reporters Ben Paviour and Roberto Roldan. 


  • For a second year, Virginia Democrats used majorities in the House and Senate to push their top priorities, including criminal justice reforms and funding to respond to COVID-19. Read a deeper recap of the bills that passed, check out VPM’s full story: Virginia Democrats Pass Slew of New Laws As Session Ends
  • In the late hours of Saturday night, lawmakers were still negotiating aspects of legislation that would legalize marijuana in 2024. It also requires the General Assembly revisit regulatory framework and criminal penalties next year. For more on legalization, see VPM’s full story: Virginia Lawmakers Move to Legalize Marijuana….In 2024.
  • All of the bills still need to go to Gov. Ralph Northam, who can sign them into law or make amendments that would need to be approved once again by the legislature in the coming months.
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