Tag: Special Session
Republican leaders called for a special session of the General Assembly to consider the Governor’s “Order for the Restoration of Rights.”
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.
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.
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Tuesday on the upcoming special session of the General Assembly.
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.
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.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that grant applications are being accepted from Virginia localities to address encroachment of military or security installations.
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.
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.
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.
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.