It is a privilege to represent Charlottesville and Albemarle and serve as House Democratic Leader in the Virginia General Assembly. My work in the House of Delegates reflects my commitment to expanding economic opportunity, investing in public education, and protecting Virginia’s environment and natural resources. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to represent you. I hope you will take a moment to read about my positions on the issues and follow what I’ve been doing at the General Assembly.
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Comments on the Rolling Stone article and sexual assault The events described in the recent article in Rolling Stone magazine are deeply disturbing and should prompt us to redouble our efforts to combat sexual assault. I have conveyed my serious … Continue reading
2014 Virginia General Assembly Session
As early as January 2014, House Republicans promised a plan to address the 400,000 Virginians who fall into the health insurance coverage gap because they make too little money to qualify for subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, but make … Continue reading
Updated Sept. 4, 2014 Whether you are a “strict constructionist” who believes the primary role of a judge is to serve as an umpire who calls “balls and strikes”, take the view that the Constitution is more a “living document” … Continue reading
July 1 brings new laws to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Here are some of the highlights: With certain restrictions, you can hunt on Sundays in Virginia (HB1237) No longer will owners of hybrid vehicles have to pay an annual “hybrid … Continue reading
We met again on Monday, June 23, 2014, to consider the Governor’s eight vetoes to the signed 2014-15 budget. There was no discussion about a government “shutdown,” because the budget is signed and takes effect on July 1. The only … Continue reading