General Assembly Update (4/19/11) A funny thing happened on the way to a redistricting plan -- Governor McDonnell's veto. This action has created a level of uncertainty that may eventually lead to a court challenge and may force Delegates and Senators to run elections in two … [Read more...]
General Assembly 2011
The main issues I had to contend with during the 2011 Virginia General Assembly session included legislative redistricting, transportation funding, education funding, whether or not to privatize the ABC, contributions to the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), protecting victims of dating violence, and environmental protection.
Below, I've provided a brief summary of each of my updates from the General Assembly with links to the full text of each of them.
General Assembly Update (3/1/11) At 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 27, the General Assembly approved a new budget (one day late) and adjourned. This budget represents a major improvement from that which was approved by the Republican-dominated House of Delegates two weeks ago and is … [Read more...]
General Assembly Update (2/25/11) With the General Assembly session scheduled to end on Saturday, February 26, we are awaiting a final compromise budget agreed upon by the House and Senate conferees. I remain concerned about education funding for Albemarle and Charlottesville … [Read more...]
General Assembly Update (2/16/11) Major events this and last week in Richmond included the passage of the House and Senate budgets, and the consideration of several immigration bills. As has been the case in the last several years, the House budget, while having some positive … [Read more...]
General Assembly Update (2/8/11) The 2011 General Assembly Session has arrived at its midway point, and bills that have been passed by both bodies will shortly "cross over" to the other body. There are several major issues that remain unresolved at this stage in the … [Read more...]