State Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) announced on Friday that he has introduced legislation to protect recreational access to river, streams, and creeks across the Commonwealth.
Northern Virginia Democratic State Sen. Chap Petersen announced on Monday his proposal to establish a five-year limit for all tax credits in Virginia. The proposal takes the form of a constitutional amendment, subject to ratification by both the Senate, House of Delegates, and the citizens of Virginia.
State Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) called on his fellow senators and delegates to reform the Commonwealth Transportation Board membership allocation in the 2013 session.
Today the Senate of Virginia passed SB 464 sponsored by Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk) which will permit hunting on Sundays on private land in Virginia. A companion bill, SB 173, sponsored by Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City), which adopted the “private land” compromise for permitting Sunday hunting, was rolled into Senator Northam’s bill in committee. [...]
Column by Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple www.vasenatedems.com Greetings from Richmond! As the Senate Democratic Caucus begins another lively session of the Virginia General Assembly, we are reminded that every year presents its own challenges and opportunities, and this year should offer plenty of both. As we consider the many bills before us, know that [...]
Staff Report News tips: email@example.com The Virginia League of Conservation Voters has announced its support of the Green Public Buildings Act and the Steps to Advance Virginia’s Energy Plan Act, part of State Sen. Chap Petersen’s energy conservation plan for Virginia. The Green Public Buildings Act, Senate Bill No. 109, requires all new construction [...]
Democrat critical of Kaine on car tax; will push gas-tax index to boost transportation dollars Story by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org Remember how upset Fairfax Democrat Chap Petersen was right after Gov. Tim Kaine proposed last month to replace the car-tax relief program that dates back to the administration of Jim Gilmore with a 1 percent [...]
Kaine gets heat for controversial proposed switch Story by Chris Graham email@example.com Goodbye, No Car Tax. Hello, New Local Income Tax. Tim Kaine didn’t exactly say it that way, but that was the sum effect. “Let’s keep the promise. Let’s get rid of the car tax on personal vehicles completely, but do it the right [...]