Tag: General Assembly

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Federal judge throws out Virginia congressional map

Virginia has until April 1, 2015, to prepare a new congressional district map after a federal judge ruled that the redistricting plan adopted by the General Assembly in 2011 is in violation of the 14th Amendment.


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Federal grant to boost Virginia’s services for residents with dementia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Friday that the Commonwealth has secured a federal grant that will strengthen and expand services for Virginians experiencing dementia.


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House Speaker, Senate Majority Leader on McAuliffe integrity commissionnnnn

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) issued the following statement Thursday.


Warner Senate campaign calls out Gillespie ad as misleading

Today Ed Gillespie continued his negative campaign with a desperate attack ad using made-up numbers to mislead voters on Senator Mark Warner’s record.


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Tim Kaine statement on President Obama’s UN address

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released a statement following President Obama’s address to the United Nations General Assembly.


McAuliffe announces federal grants to help 6,000 students gain access to higher education

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia is one of just ten states awarded federal funds through the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


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Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks politics on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va.


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Democrats deride wasteful, pointless Medicaid special session

When they first announced this week’s special session, Republican leaders in the General Assembly promised a “full and fair” debate on efforts to close the coverage gap — a promise both chambers have broken.


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Mark Obenshain: Why McAuliffe can’t expand Medicaid

Governor McAuliffe has been looking for a way to expand Medicaid over the objections of many in the General Assembly, and the legislature has stood firm in opposition.


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Democrats decry do-nothing GOP after Medicaid special session

Virginia Democrats blasted House Republicans after an uneventful special session of the Virginia General Assembly came and went on Thursday without any action on Medicaid reform.


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House passes budget agreement to close Virginia’s $2.4 billion revenue shortfall

The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday passed House Bill 5010, the bipartisan budget agreement that closes the remainder of Virginia’s $2.4 billion revenue shortfall for fiscal years 2015 and 2016.


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Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership praises Tom Rust’s Medicaid expansion

The Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership today credited Delegate Tom Rust for introducing the Virginia Health Care Independence Act.


Ken Plum: Medicaid expansion-lite

The General Assembly is scheduled to go back into special session on September 18 to discuss Medicaid expansion.


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Do Virginians expect much, if anything, out of Medicaid special session?

Three out of four Virginia voters are actually paying attention to the debate over Medicaid expansion in Virginia that will pick back up again this week with a special session of the Virginia General Assembly.


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McAuliffe announces 75 new jobs in the City of Richmond

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Relay Foods will expand its Richmond fulfillment center to accommodate increased local demand for its products and to support the company’s entry into new markets.


House Speaker Bill Howell on Medicaid Special Session

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Tuesday on the upcoming special session of the General Assembly.


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Virginians spoke out today about Medicaid expansion

Two days before the start of the special legislative session on Medicaid expansion, Virginia Organizing held a media conference for directly affected people to share their stories of why expansion is important for Virginians.


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Governor McAuliffe statement on Medicaid Special Session

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today on this week’s special session of the General Assembly to consider proposals to expand access to healthcare for Virginians.


Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks sports, politics on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joined host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., on Friday to talk sports and politics news.


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McAuliffe signs SB362 allowing Secretary of Commerce and Trade to bring entrepreneurs into state government

Today at New Richmond Ventures, Governor McAuliffe signed SB362 which allows the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to coordinate with the private sector on issues related to entrepreneurship, and to solicit input on creative solutions to ongoing government issues.


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Voter information for November elections

A general election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, for the offices of: Member of the United States Senate, and Members of the United States House of Representatives.


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Planned Parenthood commends Gov. McAuliffe’s healthcare plan

This morning, Governor McAuliffe launched A Healthy Virginia, a 10-step plan to extend healthcare services to Virginians.


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Virginia Organizing Rrsponds to Governor McAuliffe’s healthcare plan

Virginia Organizing Board Chairperson Sandra A. Cook responded to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s “A Healthy Virginia” plan released today.


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Mark Herring on Gov. McAuliffe’s actions to expand healthcare access

Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement on Governor McAuliffe’s actions to expand healthcare services and coverage to more Virginians.


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The sad fall of Bob McDonnell

As recently as last week, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was talking with reporters covering his corruption trial about perhaps running for governor again in 2017, and it wasn’t hard for at least GOP partisans to imagine that being within the realm of possibility.


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Political fallout from Bob McDonnell verdict

You have to wonder how Phil Puckett and Terry Kilgore reacted to the news that former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted on multiple federal corruption charges related to $170,000 in loans and gifts that the former First Couple received from a state businessman.


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Strong statement from Attorney General Mark Herring on McDonnell conviction

Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement on the verdict in the trial of Governor Bob McDonnell.


McAuliffe announces second round of FACT Fund grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Wednesday the recipients of the second round of Federal Action Contingency Trust (FACT) Fund grants.


Ken Plum: Back to school

Although it has been many years since I was a teacher in the classroom, I still get a nervous stomach around Labor Day each year in anticipation of the beginning of a new school year.


Politics Notebook: Dems blast Bill Stanley healthcare tour, new Gillespie Senate ad

Virginia Democrats are raising issue with State Sen. Bill Stanley and his healthcare tour in Southside Virginia.


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Medicaid expansion talk is going nowhere

You knew this already, but the special session that Republican leaders in the Virginia General Assembly called for Sept. 16-17 to discuss Medicaid expansion is going absolutely nowhere.


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Haulers of waste kitchen grease need decals

The 2014 Virginia General Assembly amended the Waste Kitchen Grease (WKG) statute to require haulers of waste kitchen grease to conspicuously display a decal provided by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services on their registered vehicles.


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Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission celebrates 45th year

The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) turns 45 in September, and the organization that was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1969 to establish regional cooperation as a cornerstone to long–term prosperity and economic success continues to distinguish itself as a model of what cooperation between government agencies can accomplish.


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Virginia Voters Alliance challenges dual voter registrations

At the end of May, 2014 the Virginia Voters Alliance turned over to the State Boards of Elections a file containing both Virginia and Maryland data of people that appeared to be registered in both states. There was an additional list of 164 voters that appeared to have voted in both states during the 2012 election.


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Gov. McAuliffe address to General Assembly money committees

Gov. Terry McAuliffe addresses members of the money committees in the Virginia General Assembly updating the state’s current finances.


Virginia reaches temporary agreement to allow safe, regulated operation of Uber and Lyft

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Wednesday that the Commonwealth of Virginia has reached an agreement with transportation network companies Uber and Lyft that will help ensure the safety of passengers, bring the companies into compliance with Virginia law, provide transparency into their operations, and promote a level playing field for transportation providers.


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ALZPossible.org helps Virginians find information on dementia

The AlzPossible website, alzpossible.org, has a new look aimed at helping professional caregivers in Virginia with updated information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.


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Mark Obenshain: Attorney General Mark Herring goes after voter ID

When Mark Herring and I faced off in last year’s election, one of his common refrains was that he would “take the politics out of the AG’s office.” And who could object to that?


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Kaine statement on passage of Highway Trust Fund

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on Senate passage of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014:


Lawmaker Joe May to speak at Science Museum of Virginia

The Science Museum of Virginia is proud to announce a special addition to its Lunch Break Science program on Wednesday, July 30.