A Richmond-area senator’s effort to offer students Bible classes in public schools has died.
Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, proposed Senate Bill 132, which would have required the Virginia Board of Education to allow school districts to offer an elective class for high school students on the Old Testament and New Testament.
The state Senate is being asked to repeal a 140-year-old ban on possessing weapons in a house of worship during a religious service unless there is sufficient reason to do so.
Senate Bill 958 was introduced Tuesday at the General Assembly by state Sen. Amanda F. Chase, R-Chesterfield. It was assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is not expected to act favorably on it.
A Chesterfield County state senator who left the chamber’s Republican caucus last year saw her committee powers diminished in assignments approved Wednesday.
Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, will serve on just one committee — local government — for the next four years
11th District senator maintains she still is a Republican representative, despite caucus statement she was not
State Sen. Amanda F. Chase, whose district includes Colonial Heights and southern Chesterfield County, has quit the Senate Republican Caucus in light of James City County Sen. Thomas K. Norment Jr. — with whom she has had a public feud — being elected the Senate’s now-minority leader.
Chesterfield County voters elected two independent-minded legislators last week in Democrat Joe Morrissey and Republican Amanda Chase.
And on Morrissey’s radio show last week on WJFN 100.5 FM, the two said they would work together in the Senate.
For those who needed a reminder of just how much Chesterfield’s political identity has morphed in recent years, one came last week in the form of film and television actor Alec Baldwin.
On Oct. 22, the man who currently satirizes President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” campaigned with Amanda Pohl, the Democratic candidate running for office in Virginia’s 11th state Senate District. Their choice of location was no accident: The two knocked on doors in Bayhill Pointe, the Midlothian neighborhood of Pohl’s opponent, state Sen. Amanda Chase.
A woman who calls herself a “liberal Christian” and campaigned last week with Alec Baldwin in western Matoaca is challenging an incumbent gun-toting woman who defied party politicos and recently got kicked out of a county Republican Party committee.
The Senate District 11 race pits Democrat Amanda Pohl vs. Republican Amanda Chase in a district that includes most of Chesterfield County along with Colonial Heights and Amelia County.
If she had known actor Alec Baldwin and a gang of TV cameras were going to show up at her front door Tuesday, Sarah Robinson would have dressed.
“I wish I wasn’t in my PJs,” Robinson, 28, said, looking down at her sweatpants and fleece top.
Baldwin was in town to stage some political theater for Democratic candidate Amanda Pohl,
Recent controversies involving state Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, including her berating a Capitol Police officer who wouldn't let her park in a secure area, have made their way into a Democratic TV ad for the final weeks of the election.
The ad from Democrat Amanda Pohl begins airing Tuesday.
The sun has almost set on a mild early fall evening as Amanda Chase exits Swift Creek Middle School, flanked by an entourage that includes her husband, her campaign manager and about a dozen supporters.
A few hours earlier, the state senator learned she had been exiled from the Chesterfield County Republican Committee for allegedly violating the state party’s prohibition against supporting the opponent of a GOP nominee. True to form, she decides not to go quietly.