Tag: Lynwood Lewis
This week in the Senate of Virginia has been hectic and busy. This Tuesday was the last day the Senate had to consider the bills introduced in that chamber in order for the House of Delegates to begin their consideration of the legislation; and the House has done the same.
This afternoon, Senate Republicans axed Democrats’ final hope at gaining some traction on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in Virginia.
Governor Terry McAuliffe and Virginia legislators from across the Commonwealth celebrated the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership’s First Flight ceremony at Virginia Tech on Wednesday.
I have been a supporter from day one on this most important policy issue, to close the coverage gap. It is the right policy for Virginia’s budget, for Virginia businesses and for the hard working Virginians in need of health insurance and the preventative health care services insurance provides.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed SB381, which transfers the responsibility for overseeing and coordinating efforts to strengthen homeland security from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security to the Secretary of Public Safety.
Nearly halfway into the 2014 session two new senators were seated. Since both senators, Jennifer Wexton from Loudoun County and Lynwood Lewis from Accomack County, are Democrats, the balance of power shifted in the Senate of Virginia.
Senate Democrats reorganized the Virginia Senate on Tuesday, assuming the same majority status Republicans claimed in 2012. Following the elections of Senator Lynwood Lewis (D–Accomack) and Senator Jennifer Wexton (D–Loudoun), 20 of the 40 senators are Democrats.
A recount in the Sixth Senate District certified a victory for Democrat Lynwood Lewis, returning control of the State Senate to Democrats.