State Senate Passes Bill To Eliminate Lee-Jackson Day

(Richmond)- Virginia could get rid of Lee-Jackson Day and replace it with an Election Day holiday.  The state Senate yesterday passed a bill that would remove Lee-Jackson Day, which falls on the Friday before Martin Luther King Junior Day, as a state holiday.  The bill would designate Election Day, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, as a state holiday.  It now heads to the House of Delegates for consideration.