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Jul28

On July 29, 2014, a panel of the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling from a lower court that struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. As someone whose own marriage was illegal in Virginia until the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Loving v. Virginia, and voted against the Marshall-Newman amendment, I applaud the Court's ruling.

Jul22

Today, I commend Governor McAuliffe for ensuring that our Commonwealth continues to take the lead on being the friendliest state in which to do business. It is important that we encourage SWaM businesses to come and invest their time and resources in Virginia. We must continue to level the playing field and be the standard to which other states craft their own compliance measures.

Jul11

The list is long: Former President George W. Bush (R), President Barack Obama (D), former Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D). Dels. Scott Lingamfelter (R), Rich Anderson (R), Betsy Carr (D), Barbara Comstock (R), Chris Head (R), Charniele Herring (D), Manoli Loupassi (R), Jennifer McClellan (D), Ron Villanueva (R). State Sens. Janet Howell (D), John Edwards (D), Frank Wagner (R), and John Watkins (R). And they all have something in common. You ask, “What is it that these politicians from often polarized political backgrounds have in common?” The answer: These elected officials, as well as First Lady Michelle Obama and others, have led efforts to make the end of homelessness a priority.

May13

Del. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, took some time today to talk about an aspect of the debate over expanding health insurance coverage for low income Virginians that doesn’t get a lot of attention –  moms and would-be moms.

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The 2017 General Assembly Session adjourned sine die on February 25th after completing work on thousands of bills and resolutions and closing a $1.26 billion shortfall in the budget. The adopted $107 million budget avoids cuts to K-12 education, restores pay raises to state employees, provides the state share of a raise to teachers, provides assistance to school divisions like Charles City County that have experienced at least a 5% decline in enrollment, and invests in mental health reform, while creating a $35 million cash reserve for future shortfalls.

 

The 2017 General Assembly Session adjourned sine die on February 25th after completing work on thousands of bills and resolutions and closing a $1.26 billion shortfall in the budget. The adopted $107 million budget avoids cuts to K-12 education, restores pay raises to state employees, provides the state share of a raise to teachers, provides assistance to school divisions like Charles City County that have experienced at least a 5% decline in enrollment, and invests in mental health reform, while creating a $35 million cash reserve for future shortfalls.

 
The General Assembly adjourned sine die on February 25th, completing work on thousands of bills and closing a $1.26 billion shortfall. 

The $107 million budget adopted by the General Assembly that avoids cuts to K-12 education, restores pay raises to state employees, provides the state share of a raise to teachers, and invests in mental health reform, while creating a $35 million cash reserve to be used to close future shortfalls.  

You can read an overview of the budget conference report prepared by the Senate Finance Committee here, and one prepared by the House Appropriations Committee here. Specific budget amendments adopted by the final budget conference report can be found here

The General Assembly also passed over 800 other bills than now await the Governor's action.  The Richmond Times Dispatch provided an overview of 25 of the most significant bills that passed, which you can read here.  The Governor has until March 27th to amend or veto any bills. We will return April 5th for Veto Session to vote on his actions. 

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