Tag: Special Session

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Republican leaders want special session to talk restoration of voting rights

Republican leaders called for a special session of the General Assembly to consider the Governor’s “Order for the Restoration of Rights.”


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State Sen. Chap Petersen introduces bill to create competitive congressional districts

For the 2015 Special Session, Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) will introduce a redistricting bill that will dramatically change Virginia’s congressional districts with the intent of leading to more contested elections.


Creigh Deeds: Will this session ever end?

Not since 2001 has the General Assembly been in session this long. While these extended sessions do not often occur, I fear the Jeffersonian ideal of a part-time citizen legislature is in jeopardy.


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Governor McAuliffe creates contingency fund for Virginia Ebola response

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that he has created a contingency fund of up to $2 million to help address specific public health and safety risks associated with the exposure to or threat of exposure to Ebola.


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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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.


Lieutenant Governor Northam applauds McAuliffe’s healthcare initiatives

In response to today’s announcement by Governor McAuliffe that the Commonwealth will provide additional healthcare coverage and services to 200,000 Virginians, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam released the following statement.


McAuliffe announces solicitation of applications for a second round of FACT Fund grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that grant applications are being accepted from Virginia localities to address encroachment of military or security installations.


Creigh Deeds: Another shakeup on budget, Medicaid

On the evening of the 23rd of June 2014, the General Assembly went back into session to consider the Governor’s vetoes to the budget.


Creigh Deeds: What a week in Virginia politics

Last week saw the passage of a state budget and also the potential demise of Medicaid expansion in Virginia. Two dramatic events of the previous few days drove the results of the Special Session.


Creigh Deeds: The guest that would not leave

It is with some pride that I can report that on the 25th of March, the first daffodil bloomed in my yard. However, I can also report that bloom was soon covered with snow as winter is playing the part of Gilda Radner in that old Saturday Night Live skit about the guest who would not leave……speaking of guests that will not leave, the General Assembly is still in session.


Close the Coverage Gap Rally and Canvass in Waynesboro

The Virginia General Assembly adjourned for the session without passing a budget or dealing with the question of Medicaid expansion. They will reconvene on Monday, March 24, for a Special Session to address these issues.