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Aug9

Watch the August 9th edition of This Week in Richmond featuring Delegate Jennifer McClellan (71st District) and Delegate Chris Peace (97th District).

Items discussed include:

  • The Martin Luther King Commission, which is celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclimation
  • The Redskins training camp in Richmond
  • The 2013 state-wide elections
Jul3

Watch Brent Solomon’s report on NBC 12 on new, tougher laws that were signed into law to aid in public safety.  From identity theft to stalking to gang violence, nearly two-dozen tougher laws are in effect right now intended to protect your safety.

May23

Watch the NBC 12 report on how Richmond’s population growth is outpacing Chicago, Phoenix, and San Diego, according to the latest U.S. Census figures released Thursday. The Capital has the biggest population growth in Central Virginia, adding more than 4,000 people between 2011 and 2012.

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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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