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Sen. Marsden calls for gun lobby to stop obstructing gun legislation

Senator Dave Marsden called for the gun lobby to stop obstructing progress on gun legislation that would save lives.

State Senate committee kills minimum wage bill

In a party-line vote this afternoon, Republicans on the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee defeated Senator Dave Marsden’s SB 681, a bill to raise the minimum wage in Virginia to $10.10.

House committee kills minimum wage increase

A voice vote in the House Commerce and Labor committee killed a measure to increase the minimum wage in Virginia. The bill, SB 590 (Sen. Dave Marsden, D-Fairfax), would have raised the state minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.25 incrementally over the next two years.

State Senate committee reports minimum wage bill

Monday afternoon, the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor voted 10-6 to report a bill that would raise the state minimum wage to $9.25. The vote took place along party lines, with all Democrats supporting and all Republicans opposed.

Party-line vote in State Senate kills Virginia Dream Act

This morning, the Senate Committee on Education and Health voted to kill SB 249, a bill to allow students with deferred action status to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities if they meet certain requirements, including established roots in the community and a family history of paying taxes.


Bipartisan support to maintain Virginia uranium ban

Controversial efforts to lift Virginia’s 30-year ban on uranium mining have met with growing opposition in recent days as leading legislators, municipalities and utilities, and newspapers have taken stances in support of the ban.

Marsden introduces gun-control bills

State Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Fairfax) announced legislation to promote gun owner responsibility. Together, the two bills will make it substantially harder for criminals or the mentally ill to obtain the type of dangerous weapons used to commit mass killings in Aurora, Colo., Newtown, Conn., and countless other American cities.

Democrat takes Cuccinelli Senate seat

   Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Democrats achieved an important split in the two State Senate elections contested on Tuesday, balancing the expected victory by Republican Jeff McWaters in the Eighth District with a narrow win by Dave Marsden in the race for the 37th District seat held by Republican Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli. Marsden […]