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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