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Jennifer McClellan at the General Assembly
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Jennifer McClellan accepting the VEA Legislative Champion Award

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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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We are now over a month into Special Session and have yet to complete work on the budget for the 2018-2020, which starts July 1st.

Last month, Governor Northam introduced the same budget that Governor McAuliffe proposed in December, with once exception: Governor Northam included more money in the cash reserves portion of the budget. Governor Northam's budget includes language that would expand Medicaid coverage to nearly 400,000 Virginians and an assessment on state hospitals to cover the Commonwealth's share of the costs. With the savings realized from Medicaid expansion, the budget makes significant investments in core economic priorities like education, workforce development, mental health services, opioid addiction prevention, and pay raises for state employees, teachers and law enforcement professionals.

On Saturday, March 10th, the 2018 General Assembly Session adjourned sine die after passing over 800 bills. You can read a summary of some of the major legislation considered here. 

This is the final week of the 2018 General Assembly Session.  As of Tuesday evening, we have passed about 750 bills, with another 175 pending.  The Budget conferees have not yet reached an agreement to bridge the approximately $600 million gap between the House and Senate Budgets, primarily due to their disagreement over Medicaid Expansion. Seven of my bills have passed both the Senate and the House and now await action by the Governor.