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Jan8

Today on a conference call with Virginia media Delegate McClellan and Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos condemned the failure of the U.S. House of Representatives to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and asked Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to explain why he refused to join 47 other state Attorneys General in asking congress to pass the law.

Jan8

RICHMOND, VA (WTVR)—Tuesday Governor Bob McDonnell laid out a new plan to pay for Virginia roadways, which included  the elimination of the gas tax and an increase in the state sales tax.

Jan7

Greetings!

Happy New Year!

As 2013 begins, I am looking forward to representing the 71st House of Delegates District in the 2013 session of Virginia's General Assembly which convenes on Wednesday, January 9th.

Jan4

Richmond’s elected leaders sent a familiar message to their state representatives Friday during their annual breakfast meeting to discuss legislative priorities: more money, fewer mandates.

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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.