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Nov29

Citing Hillary Clinton’s call to action following the 2016 Presidential Election, Virginia State delegate Jennifer McClellan (D – RICHMOND) announced her run for the Virginia State Senate. 

McClellan, who was first voted into office in 2005, plans to seek the 9th District State Senate seat occupied by Sen. Donald McEachin. McEachin was elected to the U.S. House of Representative on Election Day.

 
Nov27

Delegate Jennifer McClellan (House 71) today announced her candidacy for the special election in December to fill Donald McEachin’s State Senate seat (Senate 9).

While McClellan’s House 21st represents about half of our coverage area (the eastern half is Delores McQuinn in House 70), the Senate 9 position would not be our representative (see map below) despite covering a large part of Richmond – we are in State Senate District 16, represented by Rosalyn Dance (map below).

Nov27

State Del. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) announced her plans Monday to run for the state Senate seat being vacated by Donald McEachin, who won a U.S. House seat last week. 

McClellan says she was "devastated" by last week's presidential election results and has "heeded Hillary Clinton’s call to continue fighting for what’s right knowing that there is still much work to be done. "

Nov27

Del. Jennifer L. McClellan, D-Richmond, announced Monday that she is running for the state Senate seat of Congressman-elect A. Donald McEachin.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has not yet set a date for the special election to fill the seat, representing parts of the city of Richmond and Henrico and Hanover counties, and all of Charles City County.

 
 

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We are now in the final week of the 2017 Session. We still have quite a bit of work to do, as a number of bills, including the budget, are in conference committees to work out differences between the House and Senate versions. Last week the Senate passed a number of controversial bills.

Last week the House and Senate adopted amendments to the 2016-2018 budget to address a projected $279.3 million revenue shortfall. The Senate budget reflects its top priorities of supporting mental health programs, avoiding spending cuts for public education and safety net programs, and providing an overdue pay raise for all state employees and teachers.  Specifically, the Senate budget proposes a 3 percent raise for state classified employees, a 2 percent raise for college and university faculty, the state share of a 2 percent raise for public school teachers, and a 2 percent raise for state-supported local employees.  Instead of providing a raise for teachers, the House budget increases funding for school divisions, which may use the money for raises or for other priorities. 

 

Last week, the General Assembly reached "Crossover," the mid-point of Session when the House and Senate must complete work on their own bills. Many of the bills my constituents have written or called me about were addressed prior to crossover and summarized in prior updates. Here is an overview of other bills acted upon last week.