Tag: Virginia General Assembly

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House Speaker Bill Howell announces retirement

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) announced Monday that he will not seek re-election.

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Speaker Howell announces new transparency resources

Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell announced today that a video archive of House floor sessions is now available for the 2017 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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McAuliffe statement on legislative veto session

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement after the General Assembly voted to uphold 24 of his legislative vetoes.

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Ken Plum: Words of wisdom

Folks back home where I grew up in Page County, Virginia were not known to have a lot to say about events.

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General Assembly passes two-year state budget, adjourns ahead of schedule

Virginia House Republican leaders commented on the adjournment of the 2016 General Assembly session after lawmakers passed a two-year state budget.

Creigh Deeds: One more day

With the legislature wrapping up the 2016 Regular Session of the General Assembly in a day or so, I wanted to provide a status report.

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General Assembly elects Stephen R. McCullough to Supreme Court

The Virginia General Assembly on Thursday elected Court of Appeals Judge Stephen R. McCullough to fill the vacancy on the Virginia Supreme Court left by Justice LeRoy Millette.

Creigh Deeds: Our judiciary

One of the most important responsibilities of the General Assembly is the election of judges. After all, judges represent the Commonwealth.

Chap Petersen pro-cycling ‘dooring’ bill passes House

The House of Delegates passed Senator Chap Petersen’s bill to protect cyclists and drivers from the dangers of suddenly opened car doors in a 70-25 vote.

Creigh Deeds: One week to go in Virginia General Assembly

With one week before the scheduled adjournment of March 12, the 2016 General Assembly is nearing completion on all major issues.

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Senate Democrats uphold veto on Clean Power Plan block bill

Senate Democrats upheld a veto on a bill that would have prevented implementation of a Virginia-specific plan in line with the federal Clean Power Plan.

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Ken Plum: Bills, bills, bills, bills

If past history provides any indication, the 2016 session of the General Assembly will have considered nearly 3,000 bills and resolutions before its 60-day session adjourns in early March.

Governor McAuliffe vetoes Tebow Bills

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed two so-called Tebow Bills related to the ability of students who receive home instruction to participate in interscholastic programs.

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Forty-plus General Assembly members have endorsed Hillary Clinton

Hillary for Virginia announced that Hillary Clinton has the support of 42 Democratic members of the Virginia General Assembly.

Creigh Deeds: Budget, budget, budget

The 2016 Session of the General Assembly is now in warp speed. We are merely two weeks from adjournment, and it seems everybody is in two or three places at the same time.

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Ken Plum: Education as the priority

My constituents have made clear to me that their top priority for the budget is education funding; the Governor had the same priority in preparing his budget.

Local school leaders applaud House proposal to restore lottery fund distribution

Education leaders from across the Commonwealth are applauding the House of Delegates plan to restore lottery fund distributions to local school divisions.

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Senate upholds local control for charter schools

A Senate committee declined to report Del. Rob Bell’s (R-Charlottesville) charter schools proposal.

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Gov. McAuliffe comments on passage of public safety legislation

Governor Terry McAuliffe issued a statement on the passage of public safety legislation by both chambers of the General Assembly.