Roanoke City Council considers legislative agenda

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) If you wonder what's at stake in the November elections, consider the city of Roanoke's legislative agenda.

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For years, many of the proposals have been non-starters when they reached Richmond.

But with control of the General Assembly up for grabs in November, 2020 could be different.

Michelle Davis is a member of Roanoke City Council.

"There could be a different environment and I think that we are making our proposals not based on what we expect the environment to be, but really what's best for the city," Davis told WDBJ7.

Among the changes council is considering is one proposal that would give local governments the power to prohibit firearms in public buildings, and another that would authorize localities to impose a tax on disposable plastic bags.

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