Tag: Richard Stuart

law

Followup: Yeah, that public employee salary bill stinks, as written

I wrote a column last week poking at the Virginia Press Association for raising issue over a bill that would impact the disclosure of low-level public employee salaries.


law

Media types can get a little too touchy about FOIA

I’m a journo, so I get it. Anytime a pol proposes an exemption to FOIA, I’m supposed to cry foul.


virginia general assembly

Sens. Petersen and Stuart propose gift ban for Virginia elected officials

State Sens. Chap Petersen and Richard Stuart have written the first gift-ban ethics reform bill for the 2015 General Assembly session.


Oil, gas drilling permits under review by state agencies

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that two Virginia agencies have signed an agreement on coordinating environmental reviews of potential permits for oil and gas drilling in the Coastal Plain that includes Tidewater.


virginia general assembly

New law affirms right to farm, grants freedom from government overreach

HB 268 marks the latest chapter in a controversy that attracted nationwide attention in 2012 when the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors forced family farmer Martha Boneta to cease selling produce from her own 64-acre farm.


McAuliffe executive order convenes climate change commission

Governor McAuliffe visited First Landing State Park on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach to sign Executive Order 19, convening the Governor’s Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission.


emmett hanger

Emmett Hanger honored by Sierra Club for work on climate, energy policy

The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club will recognize nine Legislative Leaders who have distinguished themselves in the 2014 General Assembly Session as patrons of environmental bills.


farmers

New law affords farms ‘a greater degree of flexibility’ with activities

Just before spring came to Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed legislation that could mean a new beginning for many Virginia farmers and local food operations.


mark herring

Attorney General Mark Herring combats patent trolls

Yesterday, the General Assembly passed compromise legislation crafted by the Office of Attorney General Mark Herring to protect Virginia businesses from “patent trolling.”