Roanoke City Sheriff Tim Allen announces run for reelection

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Roanoke City Sheriff Tim Allen announces run for reelection

Tim Allen has announced today that he is seeking re-election as Sheriff of Roanoke City. Sheriff Allen, a Democrat, ran for election first in a primary where he bested Joe Bush 1917 votes to Bush’s 292 votes. Allen then face the incumbent Republican sheriff Octavia Johnson and Independent Travis Akins a Certified Crime Prevention Specialist […]

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Sen. Kaine discusses global refugee and migrant crisis with Pope Francis

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sen. Kaine discusses global refugee and migrant crisis with Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY – Wednesday U.S. Senator Tim Kaine attended a general audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City and spoke with the Pope about the Holy See’s work to address the global refugee and migrant crisis. “I had a chance to visit with Pope Francis to discuss the global crisis of refugees and migrants which […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes costly and ineffective coal tax credits

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 2264, which would reinstate the coal employment and production incentive tax credit and extend the allowance of the coalfield employment enhancement tax credit without meaningful reform. “Pursuant to Article V, Section 6, of the Constitution of Virginia, I veto House Bill 2198, which would reinstate the coal employment […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes legislation defunding Planned Parenthood

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 2264, which would restrict state and federal funding for women’s health providers like Planned Parenthood. The Governor’s full veto statement is below: Pursuant to Article V, Section 6, of the Constitution of Virginia, I veto House Bill 2264, which would prohibit the Virginia Department of Health from entering […]

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Data shows economic impact and critical need for immigration reform

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Data shows economic impact and critical need for immigration reform

RICHMOND, VA – New research has been released on the contributions of immigrants in Virginia’s 6th Congressional district and highlight the critical need for immigration reform. Spearheaded by New American Economy (NAE), the event marks the launch of Map the Impact-a campaign to highlight the power of immigrants in communities across the country. This effort […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes concealed handgun bill, Tebow bill, and legalization of concealed switchblade knife

Monday, February 20, 2017

Gov. McAuliffe vetoes concealed handgun bill, Tebow bill, and legalization of concealed switchblade knife

House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens. It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on […]

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Republicans hit Perriello on comparing Trump election to 9/11 – video

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Republicans hit Perriello on comparing Trump election to 9/11 - video

Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck covering bases on both Democratic primary candidates with video trackers. Trackers follow candidate around making videos hoping to catch opposition candidates in a macaca moment. Primary candidate Tom Perriello slipped a bit when comparing the election of President Trump to the 9/11 terrorist attack of New York City’s […]

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Individuals with mental impairments should not possess firearms

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The U.S. Senate voted to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to permanently block a federal rule that would prevent individuals with serious mental impairments from obtaining firearms. U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) said in  statement: “I opposed today’s effort in the Senate to reopen a loophole that prevents individuals with serious mental impairments […]

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Trump trying to distract from Russia connections says Sen. Kaine

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine said today that the resignation of National Security Adviser Lieutenant General Michael Flynn raises questions about the Administration’s other connections to Russia. “The resignation of Lieutenant General Flynn cements the worst fears of many Americans and our allies about the connections between this Administration and the Kremlin. His alarming communication with […]

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Sen. Mark Warner wants Gen. Flynn to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence wants National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn to testify before the committee and reveal administrations connections with Russia. “Reports that the White House may have been briefed weeks ago on the nature of Gen. Flynn’s calls raise deeply troubling questions. […]

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Virginia AG Mark Herring holds late night press call on nation’s first preliminary injunction

Monday, February 13, 2017

Virginia AG Mark Herring holds late night press call on nation's first preliminary injunction

The violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution was “unconstitutional and un-American,” said AG Mark Herring on a hastily assembled press call this evening. “It was an extraordinary finding.” In this case the evidence was overwhelming. There was no evidence presented to refute it. “This was especially enlightening.” According […]

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Virginia state revenue rises 7.4 percent in January

Monday, February 13, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that January General Fund revenues rose 7.4 percent from the previous January. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 4.6 percent through January, ahead of the revised annual forecast of 2.9 percent growth. “Although we are slightly ahead of the forecast in payroll withholding collections, about 43 percent […]

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