General Assembly Update (2/1/11) The General Assembly continues to push through a large docket of bills for the 46-day session. Our days are long now, often beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 10:00 p.m. Much of the controversy over the last week has focused on a number of … [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 (1/21/11) Greetings from Richmond. We convened the 2011 session of the General Assembly on Wednesday, January 12. The first few days are generally reserved for reorganization and few bills are actually heard. Nonetheless, there is considerable controversy … [Read more...]
General Assembly Update (1/12/11) At noon today, the 2011 General Assembly Session officially began with a prayer and the passage of two procedural resolutions. With hundreds of bills filed and at least $191 million in budget cuts proposed, there is much business to address … [Read more...]
General Assembly Update (1/8/11) The following is a list, presented in random order, of things that I would like to see occur in 2011. In 2011, I hope that: The City and the owners of the Amtrak property on West Main Street find a way to pave the station's parking … [Read more...]
General Assembly Update (11/16/10) Two weeks after the election, many are still shocked at the result of what many of us have been feeling and hearing about for almost a year: the anger and anxiousness of the American people. Many incumbents, including our own Tom Perriello were … [Read more...]