Newsletters

The 2019 Virginia General Assembly is in full swing after convening Wednesday for a 45 day session.  
 
Governor Northam gave the State of the Commonwealth Address, which you c

Senator Jennifer L. McClellan, Chair

Virginia Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission

Mr. President and colleagues, ninety years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia.  This past April marked the 50th anniversary of his death from an assassin’s bullet.   

The Virginia General Assembly convenes for its 400th session at noon today!  In addition to the Governor's proposed amendments to the biennial budget,  we
Tuesday, Governor Northam unveiled his budget proposals for the 2019 General Assembly Session to the Joint Money Committees. Key elements of the Governor's budget include:
In the midst of the holiday season and preparations for the 2019 General Assembly Session, Winter Storm Diego slammed into the Richmond area yesterday, leaving over 10 inches of snow in some paces.  Schools and government offices across the 9th District are closed today.  VDOT crews are working around the clock to clear and treat roads, but 
Tomorrow Virginians will go to the polls to vote in Congressional midterms and a few special elections for local offices.
 
Make sure that you are election ready by making a plan to vote today!
 
Polls will be open on tom

Yesterday, the Virginia DMV began offering Virginians the option to upgrade their current Virginia driver's license or identification card to a REAL ID compliant credential.

On Saturday, Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in response to anticipated impacts from Hurricane Florence. Currently a category 4 hurricane, Florence is expected to make landfall in North Carolinas on Thursday and stall as it heads north through the weekend.  

Best of luck to students, parent, teachers, administrators and support staff as school kicks off today.

Studies have shown a correlation between the condition of school facilities and educational outcomes. However, in too many localities across the Commonwealth, aging school facilities have gone unaddressed due to lack of funding.

Over the summer, the Senate Local Government Committee School Facility Modernization Subcommittee met to begin meeting to seek input from interested stakeholders on the issue of funding for school facility construction and renovation. At our first meeting on August 16th, Professor Carol Cash presented research on the impact of school facilities on educational outcomes. We also heard a proposal from Paul Goldman and Committee Chairman Senator Bill Stanley to use portions of the sales tax collected on internet sales to finance general obligation bonds for school facilities across Virginia. Our next meeting will be held September 5th at George Mason University. We will meet later this month in Hampton Roads.

Syndicate content

Follow Jenn on:

Get Involved: