Today State Sen. Mark Herring released a web video comparing his record against State Sen. Mark Obenshain’s.
The Women’s Strike Force kicks off their candidate interviewing process this week to identify and assist candidates who support women’s reproductive rights. These are candidates who oppose the extreme policies of the Republican ticket announced at the GOP convention.
Virginia Republicans formally nominated Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to run for governor in 2013, and added as his ticketmates Mark Obenshain, a Harrisonburg state senator, as the attorney-general nominee, and E.W. Jackson, a Chesapeake-based Baptist minister, as the nominee for lieutenant governor.
U.S. Sens, Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) today urged Senate confirmation of the Presidential nomination of Marilyn Tavenner of Virginia to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Not only did the 2013 session of the General Assembly end on time last Saturday, but it also ended on a high note. Having sat through a couple of decades of failed efforts to pass meaningful legislation addressing our transportation needs, I was not optimistic that we would be successful this year. The Governor’s proposal to fix a billion dollar problem with a revenue-neutral solution did not give me much hope. I was both amazed and delighted when the House passed a transportation funding bill by a vote of 60 to 40 that provides new revenue to meet road and transit needs.
The State Senate voted 25-15 on Saturday to approve an $880 million roads plan that will pump more money into transportation maintenance and construction through an increase in the state sales tax.
The House of Delegates passed the bipartisan transportation bill on a 60-40 vote on Friday, with 35 Republicans and 25 Democrats joining to form the majority.
Another poll, this one from Quinnipiac, has Bill Bolling in the low teens in a possible three-way gubernatorial race with Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe.
The 2013 Session of the General Assembly will soon be history. Many issues have been addressed and changes, good and bad, have been made in the law. My own legislative agenda has met with success and failure. As we go into the last couple of days, a small amount of important work remains.