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Wrap-Up: Day 1 of Virginia 2022 General Assembly

Day one of Virginia’s 2022 General Assembly session is in the books so here’s a look at coverage from news outlets across the Commonwealth.

-Richmond Times-Dispatch (RTD): Virginia’s legislative session has started. Democrats and Republicans will share the power. | Govt-and-politics [1] by Mel Lenor

The Virginia legislature convened Wednesday to kick off a 60-day session, in which Republicans and Democrats will split majority control of the legislative chambers and struggle to exert their competing visions for the state.

-Virginia Mercury: Party leaders talk ‘kitchen table’ priorities as divided government returns to General Assembly [2] by Graham Moomaw

Divided government returned to Richmond Wednesday as the 2022 General Assembly session began with House Republicans and Senate Democrats laying out different visions for what they want to do over the next 60 days.

-VPAP Daily News Clips: VaNews (vpap.org) [3]

-Washington Post: A divided Virginia General Assembly meets, with GOP promising to ‘boldly’ push ideas [4] by Gregory S. Schneider and Laura Vozzella

Gov. Ralph Northam (D) urged the General Assembly to embrace a spirit of community and inclusiveness Wednesday night as he delivered his final State of the Commonwealth address.

-Cardinal News: In final State of Commonwealth address, Northam looks back on tumultuous tenure [5] by Markus Schmidt

Gov. Ralph Northam hails from the rural Eastern Shore, and reflecting on his four-year tenure his fourth and final State of the Commonwealth address in Richmond Wednesday, he made known that he has never forgotten his humble roots. “I’ve made rural Virginia a priority,” Northam said at a joint session of the state Senate and the House of Delegates, touting his administration’s successes.

-Virginia State Government: Welcome to the Virginia General Assembly Website. – Home [6]

-VPAP: General Assembly: Citizen’s Guide [7]

-UVa: Key Dates for the 2022 General Assembly Session | State Government Relations, U.Va. [8]

-Virginia Legislative Information System: Legislative Information System > 2022 Session (virginia.gov) [9]

-Roanoke Times: Northam: ‘We are leaving this commonwealth better than it was when we came into office’ | State and Regional News [10]