Virginia General Assembly set to kick off 2022 session

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FILE – Members of the Virginia Senate are separated by transparent panels as they began the floor session inside the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, the first day of the General Assembly Special Session. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia General Assembly is set to convene its 2022 session in Richmond, under newly divided party control.

Lawmakers will kick off a 60-day session on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

They will be writing a two-year state budget and taking up issues ranging from education to marijuana policy to public safety.

The bills they pass will head to the desk of incoming GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin, who will be sworn in on Saturday, Jan. 15.

Republicans will enjoy a new majority in the 100-member House of Delegates. The 40-member Senate will remain in Democratic control.

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