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Area legislators prepare 2016 legislation

WILLIASMBURG — From hemp to pre-school eligibility, Historic Triangle legislators are poised to introduce a broad range of legislation at the 2016 session of the Virginia General Assembly.

If passed, the one that might have the biggest impact is a bill sponsored by Sen. John Miller, D-Newport News, which would re-think the way Virginia looks at high school.

"I think this would revolutionize the way we teach children in high school," Miller said Wednesday. "It would do away with verified credit classes. Instead everyone would take general education classes for he first two years. Then, if you want to go to college, you'd still be on that college preparatory...