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Jennifer McClellan's legislation is signed into law
Jennifer McClellan at the General Assembly
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Jennifer McClellan accepting the VEA Legislative Champion Award

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Dec13

RICHMOND, VA- Today, Mayor-Elect Levar Stoney declared his support for Jennifer McClellan. Stoney released the following statement on his endorsement of McClellan:

“I wholeheartedly support Jennifer McClellan to be the next State Senator from the 9th Senate District. She is a proven, effective problem solver who is laser-focused on tackling Virginia’s critical issues. When the tough decisions are being made, Jennifer is who you want in the room making them. Jennifer has spent the past decade in the House of Delegates opposing bias and discrimination and advocating for working families, high quality education, and vibrant communities. Jennifer’s leadership has inspired me and she has encouraged my work in public service. I am proud of what she has accomplished for Richmonders and all Virginians in the House of Delegates, and I am eager for her to build on her work in the State Senate.”  


 
Dec13

Congratulations to soon-to-be state Sen.-elect Jennifer McClellan. Her potential Democratic, Republican and independent challengers have all declined to run, leaving her to face only Libertarian Corey Fauconier in her Jan. 10 special election to replace Donald McEachin, who is moving up (or perhaps down) to Congress. McClellan — like McEachin — is a star, and will serve the Senate well.

Dec13

Democratic Del. Jennifer L. McClellan won’t face Republican opposition as she seeks to move up to the Virginia Senate, but at least one other candidate has filed paperwork to get on the ballot for the open seat.

Libertarian activist Corey Fauconier filed paperwork with the Virginia Department of Elections by Monday’s 5 p.m. filing deadline, according to state officials. The filing is under review to ensure Fauconier met all requirements for ballot access, including the submission of 250 petition signatures from voters in the district.

 
 
Dec3
Jennifer McClellan has been declared the Democratic Party's candidate for Virginia's Ninth District state Senate seat by the Legislative Nominating Committee of the Democratic Party. The party canceled a planned caucus Dec. 3 because McClellan was the only candidate who filed for the nomination.
A special election for the seat, vacated by Donald McEachin after his election to Congress Nov. 8, will be held Jan. 10.

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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.