“I think it’s more important than really anything,” said Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach). “We know that our children learn better in the classroom.” “I think this legislation is needed because we’ve seen so many changes with the virus over the past year.” Read the full article

The bill would change it so that only voters living in a specific geographic district could vote for one of the seven members who represent the district where they live. “Before now, we didn’t have a direct ward system and now we’ll have the opportunity to do that. Any disenfranchisement

Legislation that will require schools and day cares in Virginia to have at least one carbon monoxide detector sailed through the state Senate Monday, sending the bill to Gov. Ralph Northam for his expected signature. The bill was sponsored by local Democratic Dels. Alex Askew and Kelly Convirs-Fowler, whose districts

The plan is being codified by the General Assembly through previously-passed legislation. House Bill 1993 — sponsored by Delegates Alex Askew, D-Virginia Beach, and Delores McQuinn, D-Richmond — requires state agencies to establish and maintain diversity, equity and inclusion plans in coordination with the Governor’s Chief Diversity Officer. Read the

You’ve probably seen the viral videos of people calling 911 on African Americans using a public pool or birdwatching in the park. That’s about to become a felony in Virginia because of a bill introduced by Delegate Alex Askew, a Democrat from Virginia Beach. “People shouldn’t have to worry about

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) reached a historic milestone in September when it hosted a ceremonial bill-signing event at its Norfolk, Va., campus that will forever change the way the agency plans and funds its regional bus service. Legislation that allows HRT to receive dedicated regional funding means it will proceed

Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday signed legislation that will bring zero-emission electric buses to Virginia as part of an initiative to change public transportation in Hampton Roads. Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Louise Lucas and Del. Alex Askew creates the first-ever dedicated Hampton Roads Regional Transit Program and Fund, which

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A bill introduced in the Virginia General Assembly’s special session aims to make false 911 calls based on discriminatory behavior a hate crime. HB 5098 passed in the House of Delegates earlier this week and is currently being reviewed in the Senate. Del. Alex Askew,

Adding another crisis scenario to the mix of events right now in our country seems unthinkable. More than 159,000 American lives have been lost to COVID-19. Decades after the Civil Rights Act, somehow, there are still people who don’t recognize the sanctity of Black lives. While there are good people

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (VLBC) is excited to welcome Delegate Alex Askew (D-85th, Virginia Beach) as the newest member of the VLBC Executive Committee as he begins his service as Secretary for the VLBC. Delegate Marcia “Cia” Price (D-95th, Newport News) had served previously as Caucus Secretary. “It was

ASGN Incorporated will spend $12.4 million to move its corporate headquarters from Calabasas, California to Henrico County, and grow operations across the Commonwealth, creating 700 jobs. The digital staffing company will invest $5 million in its new headquarters with 121 new jobs there. ASGN will also invest $7.4 million to