House of Delegates Democratic Leader David Toscano

It is a privilege to represent Charlottesville and Albemarle and serve as House of Delegates 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 […]

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General Assembly 2016

The Upcoming Veto Session

Vetoes and Two-Thirds Majority Rule If you read statewide news, you might have noticed that Governor McAuliffe has been vetoing a bill sent to him from the General Assembly almost every day. We have another two weeks before we return on April 20 for our so-called “veto session.” This is officially referred to as “Reconvene Session” and is the day […]

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The Budget and Adjournment

House and Senate budget conferees came to an agreement late Tuesday, March 8, and published their proposed two-year budget on Wednesday in a “conference report.” The agreement contains many good things for which we have fought. Highlights include: Major increases in K-12 education funding over the current biennium, including almost $200 million in lottery funding for school divisions, which will […]

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They Did What?

Rumors frequently percolate around the General Assembly building and many of them turn out to be false. One rumor that circulated early Tuesday was that former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was being considered for appointment to the Virginia Supreme Court. I considered the rumor so fantastic that I did not even check into it. Boy, was I wrong! In the […]

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News

House of Delegates Approves HR 75

The House of Delegates today approved HR 75, authored by Democratic Leader David J. Toscano (D-57th, Charlottesville-Albemarle), to commemorate the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom […]

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Thanks to the Democratic Road Forward PAC for having me in the room to speak about elected public service today - congratulations on a great turnout for your 2016 class series. ... See MoreSee Less

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Meeting at 2:30 pm today in the McIntire Room at the Central Library on Market Street in Charlottesville to kick off the 2016 round of CDA classes. This is a free program; come learn more about what's involved in understanding government and participating in electoral politics. ... See MoreSee Less

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Very pleased to attend this morning's "Our Community Salutes" event honoring students from area high schools who will be enlisting in the armed forces following graduation. It is truly inspiring that these young people have chosen to serve in this way. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking forward to the 16th annual Emily Couric Leadership Forum luncheon today to celebrate the finalists for (and the recipient of) the Emily Couric Leadership Scholarship and the 2016 Women's Leadership Award winner, poet Nikki Giovanni. ... See MoreSee Less

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At the Focused Ultrasound Foundation and Center today, learning about cutting-edge technology and medicine of the future. ... See MoreSee Less

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