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Read Style Weekly's article on Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe's plans for his administration's transition into office. Among those who will lead the effort are two city Democratic politicians: Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones and Delegate Jennifer McClellan.

McClellan will co-chair McAuliffe’s transition committee, charged with helping fill cabinet and other administration members. “I’ll be advising and giving input, helping make the decisions and getting people and resumes together and figuring out how to get his agenda in place,” she said after the announcement.


Watch WVIR NBC 29 in Charlottesville's report on Virginia's next governor Terry McAuliffe's pilgrimage to Richmond Wednesday afternoon to begin a two-month transition into the executive mansion. At a press conference inside the state capitol, McAuliffe chose Richmond Delegate Jennifer McClellan to help lead his transition team, and choose a cabinet that reflects Virginia's diverse population.


Read Jim Nolan's article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe's announcement of a transition team and reiteration of his pledge to govern in a bipartisan manner over the next four years.

Del. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, will chair McAuliffe's transition team.


Read Markus Schmidt's profile of Del. McClellan in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Since taking office in 2006, Del. Jennifer L. McClellan’s legislative priorities have been improving public education, providing access to affordable, quality health care and strengthening Virginia’s economy.

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The 2017 General Assembly Session is now halfway over as the House and Senate considered hundreds of bills on Monday and Tuesday covering a wide variety of topics such as immigration, voting rights, school discipline, student loans, Airbnb, the regulation of property carriers, charter and virtual schools, and public procurement. 

Next Wednesday marks the halfway point in the 2017 General Assembly Session. Over the past week, the Senate passed several bills to strengthen relationships between law enforcement and communities, align Virginia with the rest of the nation in punishment for theft, assist former felons who reintegrate into society after completing their sentences, expand Virginia’s anti-discrimination laws, and curb predatory lending.

We're nearly one-third of the way through the 2017 Session.  This week is the last week Senate and House committees will act on bills before crossover, so we are in for long days.  
On Monday, the Senate considered SB 1055 increasing the penalties for failure to leave the place of any riot or unlawful assembly after being lawfully warned to disperse. I highlighted my opposition to this bill  in last week's newsletteron the radio, in my most recent Richmond Free Press update, and spoke against the bill on the Senate floor.  I'm pleased to report the bill was defeated  14-26.  You can watch my floor remarks opposing the bill  here.

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