Virginia Delegates Brink and Howell resigning seats

Friday, June 27, 2014

Virginia Delegates Brink and Howell resigning seats

Delegate Robert Brink Delegate Robert Brink announced his retirement from the House of Delegates Friday after sixteen years of service to Arlington and Fairfax Counties.  The House Democratic Caucus wishes him the best of luck in his new endeavors. “Delegate Brink has been a terrific member of the House and a strong defender of Democratic […]

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Governor McAuliffe says House Speaker’s ruling a gimmick

Monday, June 23, 2014

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement this evening after the General Assembly failed to override any of his line item vetoes to the 2015-2016 biennial budget: “I am pleased that the General Assembly upheld six of the eight vetoes that I applied to the budget without controversy. “With respect to the Speaker’s ruling on […]

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Virginia Speaker Howell on his ruling on Governor’s vetos

Monday, June 23, 2014

RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Monday on purported vetoes issued by Governor Terry McAuliffe: “Today, a point of order was raised on the floor of the House of Delegates regarding the propriety of two purported vetoes issued by Governor Terry McAuliffe. As Speaker of the […]

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AMC’s Season 2 of TURN to be filmed in Central Virginia

Monday, June 23, 2014

RICHMOND — Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the AMC television series TURN will be returning to Virginia to film its second season.  Based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies, TURN is a historical thriller set during the Revolutionary War that recounts the story of America’s first spy ring.  TURN features Abraham Woodhull(Jamie Bell), a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island who, along with […]

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Virginia legislators form “Redskins Pride Caucus”

Monday, June 23, 2014

FAIRFAX, Va.– Today, State Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City), Delegate Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) and Delegate David Ramadan (R-Loudoun) announced the formation of the “Redskins Pride Caucus,” a bipartisan group of Virginia state legislators representing professional football fans in the Commonwealth. The RPC also announced its founding principles which are — #1-  Providing a voice for Redskins […]

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Full text of Governor McAuliffe’s budget vetos

Friday, June 20, 2014

Full text of Governor McAuliffe's budget vetos

Good Morning. Over the past six days, my finance team and I have carefully reviewed the Biennial Budget that was transmitted to my office last Sunday by the General Assembly. This budget was completed almost three months late, after the Republican leadership of the House of Delegates stubbornly refused to take even the most modest […]

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Virginia Republican legislators threaten legal action

Friday, June 20, 2014

RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford), Majority Leader Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Chairman Tim Hugo (R-Fairfax), Majority Whip Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Deputy Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) and House Appropriations Committee Chairman S. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk) issued the following statement Friday:“As soon as we receive them, the House will review […]

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Virginia AG Herring will work closely with Governor to expand Medicaid

Friday, June 20, 2014

Attorney General Mark R. Herring released the following statement after Governor McAuliffe announced that he will explore options to expand healthcare for Virginians: “After being elected on the promise to expand healthcare to more Virginians, Governor McAuliffe has done the right thing by fighting hard for months to do just that, even in the face […]

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Governor McAuliffe to hold press conference on budget

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Governor McAuliffe to hold press conference on budget

bbGovernor Terry McAuliffe will hold press conference on budget action in Richmond on Friday at 11:30 a.m.  UPDATE: Following Governor McAuliffe’s press conference  see his statement with further explanation below. Tje Governor vetoed the Stanley amendment that prevented the unilateral expansion of Medicaid, he vetoed the new General Assembly building rennovation, and funding for judgeships […]

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AG Mark Herring to modernize office and bring transparency

Thursday, June 19, 2014

AG Mark Herring to modernize office and bring transparency

As Virginia’s Attorney General lamented last week at a luncheon in Roanoke that when he arrived at the AGO it was unorganized and lacked the technology he was accustomed to in the private sector. Herring on June 10 said he was surprised at the disorganization and outdated operation of the Attorney General Office. “I was […]

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Sen. Creigh Deeds to Gov. McAuliffe – use the line item veto

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sen. Creigh Deeds to Gov. McAuliffe - use the line item veto

Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds wants Governor Terry McAuliffe to use the line item veto to eliminate the new budget language that strips authority from the MIRC. “At this point, there is not much for him to lose if he can find a way to line item veto the amendment out of the budget,” he said. Deeds […]

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Former GOP officials endorse Mark Warner’s re-election

Monday, June 16, 2014

U.S. Senator Mark Warner announced that 16 former Virginia Republican elected officials have endorsed his 2014 re-election bid. This follows former U.S. Senator John Warner’s endorsement in January. These GOP elected officials have collectively served the Commonwealth for 312 years and for many, this is their first time endorsing a Democrat for statewide office he said. Please see the full […]

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