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Delegate Rasoul keeps his promise to donate half his salary

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Delegate Rasoul keeps his promise to donate half his salary

Delegate Sam Rasoul has chosen the Roanoke Technical Education Center (ROTEC) as the first recipient of a charitable donation in fulfillment of his campaign pledge to donate half of his General Assembly salary to local organizations. Delegate Rasoul’s donation will go toward a scholarship program for students.  He looks forward to continuing to fulfill his […]

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Governor McAuliffe on House Republican Rejection of Proposed Budget

Monday, March 24, 2014

Governor McAuliffe on House Republican Rejection of Proposed Budget

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today following a vote by the House Appropriations Committee to “pass by indefinitely” his introduced budget, which closes the health care coverage gap and invests in Virginia state employees, teachers, sheriffs, first responders and a host of other core priorities: “I am disappointed that House Republicans voted today […]

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Rappell from the Patrick Henry roof top for BBBS

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Rappell from the Patrick Henry roof top for BBBS

RAPPEL 132 FEET FROM THE PATRICK HENRY ROOF AT “OVER THE EDGE” EVENT BENEFITTING BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS On May 30-31, 2014, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia (BBBS) will be the first organization to bring the premier rappelling event, Over The Edge, to Roanoke, Virginia. Participants will raise $1000 for the incredible opportunity […]

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Businesses urge Goodlatte to stop stalling on Marketplace Fairness

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Businesses urge Goodlatte to stop stalling on Marketplace Fairness

In advance of tomorrow’s hearing by the House Judiciary Committee on the issue of marketplace fairness, a new letter signed by over 1,000 small business owners has been sent to Chairman Goodlatte today urging him to finally address this long overdue issue this year.   See the link to the release and view a copy of […]

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Sen. Creigh Deeds Newsletter: Nearing Sine Die

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The 2014 session of the General Assembly is rapidly moving toward the scheduled adjournment on March 8.  Both houses passed competing budgets this past week and bills are headed to conference. On Thursday the House and the Senate passed out their respective versions of the biennial budget.  As with all legislation, the budget bills must […]

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Cyclists still at risk from intentional car door opening

Monday, February 24, 2014

SEN. PETERSEN’S BIKE BILL DOORED BY HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE: DOES NOT SURVIVE RICHMOND, VA.- Today, Senator Chap Petersen’s bill to protect cyclists from suddenly opened car doors died an untimely death in House Transportation Subcommittee #2. The vote was 4-3. The bill (SB 225) was overwhelmingly passed by the Senate in a bipartisan vote. Members of […]

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House Democrats object to budget without Medicaid expansion

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Richmond, VA – Today, the House of Delegates passed its Biennial Budget Bill (HB 30), after Republicans rejected Democratic efforts to close the health care coverage gap. “We cannot support a budget that does nothing to close the health care coverage gap,” said Democratic House Leader David Toscano. “This budget fails to assist the around […]

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Name change coming for Fork in the City

Friday, February 21, 2014

Name change coming for Fork in the City

NAME CHANGE COMING: Fork in the City to become Old Southwest Grill. UPDATE: February 21, 2014 – It is still in the works said Kissito Heathcare Inc. CEO Tom Clarke Friday. It is taking longer then he thought. The idea was hatched last spring (see May 10, 2013 article below). Though the Fork in the […]

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Hotels on Huff Lane property to start immediately

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hotels on Huff Lane property to start immediately

ROANOKE, VA - Poe & Cronk Real Estate Group today announced the abandoned Huff Lane Elementary School and its 5.3-acres adjacent to Valley View Mall transferred from the City of Roanoke to NDRA II, LLC, a regional hotel and hospitality development company. The purchaser, NDRA II, LLC, will commence development of the property immediately. The first phase […]

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Attorney General Mark Herring attends same-sex marriage ban arguments

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Richmond–Attorney General Mark R. Herring released the following statement after oral arguments were heard today in Bostic v. Rainey, a challenge in federal court to Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. “Today was a very significant day in the journey towards full equality under the law for all Virginians. I am proud to say […]

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Cuccinelli still has something to say – blasts state Democrats

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cuccinelli still has something to say - blasts state Democrats

I will try to get back to writing an occasional Compass on issues of interest and substance as we get farther into 2014.  So, here’s the first one…  This week we saw the Democrats reach 20-20 in the Virginia State Senate and they promptly conducted a takeover of the committees, threw some members off of […]

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Blacksburg/Roanoke leaders urge Sen. John Edwards to support universal background checks

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Blacksburg/Roanoke leaders urge Sen. John Edwards to support universal background checks

Senator John Edwards feeling the pressure. This week, a group of elected officials, faith leaders, and community organizations sent a letter to Virginia state Senator John Edwards (D-21st) calling on him to support universal background check legislation for gun buyers during the current legislative session in Richmond. “Responsible, commonsense legislation such as universal background checks […]

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