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The Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus and candidate Kim Adkins determined

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Virginia Democratic Women's Caucus and candidate Kim Adkins determined

Linda Brooks, Chair of the Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus spoke at Friday’s Roanoke Valley Democratic Women’s lunch meeting. The VDWC’s goal is finding, preparing and supporting Democratic women who aspire to public office while raising the awareness of women’s issues. The caucus was formed 10 years ago and has a seat on the Democratic State […]

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Sen. Chap Peterson’s bill restricting LPR data retention amended by governor

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sen. Chap Peterson's bill restricting LPR data retention amended by governor

FAIRFAX, Va. – Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City) has received notice from Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran that the Governor of Virginia, Terence R. McAuliffe, will amend his bill to protect citizens from government surveillance. The Governor will make two significant amendments to the bill: (SB 965) The bill authorizes […]

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No budget vetoes or amendments from Governor McAuliffe

Thursday, March 26, 2015

No budget vetoes or amendments from Governor McAuliffe

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today after signing the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget Bill as it passed the General Assembly, without adding any amendments or line-item vetoes: “Today I was proud to sign a budget bill that provides a strong foundation for our future — a foundation built on collaboration and […]

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Governor McAuliffe vetoes six redistricting bills

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Governor McAuliffe vetoes six redistricting bills

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe this morning vetoed six bills related to redistricting during his monthly “Ask the Governor” appearance on 1140AM WRVA. They are Senate Bill 1237, Senate Bill 1084, Senate Bill 986, House Bill 1699, House Bill 1417 and House Bill 1332. The Governor issued the following statement explaining his vetoes. The legal […]

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Virginia AG Mark Herring tells predatory lenders to change their business models

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Virginia AG Mark Herring tells predatory lenders to change their business models

“It’s my job to look out for Virginia consumers,” said Attorney General Mark Herring. “It’s a duty I take seriously.” Herring said that he had read that Virginia was considered the “predatory lending capital of the East Coast” and he could not accept that label. “It hurts our reputation as a state, and more than […]

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Hamlar candidate for senate to speak at pipeline opposition rally at Virginia Tech

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hamlar candidate for senate to speak at pipeline opposition rally at Virginia Tech

Tomorrow, March 21, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Henderson Field on the Virginia Tech Campus there is expected to be a large crowd at a rally in opposition to the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Mike Hamlar, Democratic Candidate for Virginia Senate District 19 will take the stage at 1:00 p.m. Hamlar says he is deeply troubled […]

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Governor signs Senator Chap Petersen’s Homeowners’ Bill of Rights

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fairfax, Va. – When an overly aggressive home owner’s association or condo association takes action against a Virginia homeowner, the citizen will have a new tool to defend their property: A Homeowners’ Bill of Rights. Announced by the Governor’s office today on the Legislative Information System, Senator Chap Petersen’s (D-Fairfax) bill was signed into law […]

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Delegate Chris Head to get a primary challenge in the 17th

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Delegate Chris Head to get a primary challenge in the 17th

Harry Griego will challenge Republican Delegate Chris Head for the Virginia House of Delegates in district 17 official. Harry filed paperwork and paid the filing fee at the Roanoke County Administration Building Tuesday morning. He is currently collecting the 125 signatures requried to be a candidate. “Response has been positive” Greigo said. “Talking with people has […]

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Legislating, gerrymandering and ethics hot topics at Edwards/Rasoul town hall

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Legislating, gerrymandering and ethics hot topics at Edwards/Rasoul town hall

A lesson on the inner workings of how a “bill becomes a law” had close to 100 attendees enamored or confused at Tuesday evening’s legislative town hall at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. Delegate Sam Rasoul said there are pros and cons to Virginia having citizen legislators. He explained how January and February became the […]

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Senator John Edwards announces for re-election

Monday, March 16, 2015

Senator John Edwards announces for re-election

Virginia Senator John Edwards represents the 21st district that includes Roanoke City, all of Giles County, part of Montgomery County and part of Roanoke County. Edwards was first elected to the Senate in 1995. He announced his plans for another term today with about 100 supporters at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. Edwards served in […]

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Dave Suetterlein to succeed Ralph Smith as candidate in the 19th senate district

Monday, March 16, 2015

Dave Suetterlein to succeed Ralph Smith as candidate in the 19th senate district

At a news conference today, Senator Ralph K. Smith (R-Bedford County) announced he will not seek a third term representing the 19th District in the Senate of Virginia. In announcing his decision, Senator Smith endorsed the candidacy of Dave Suetterlein, his Legislative Director and the current Chairman of the Roanoke County Republican Committee, to succeed him […]

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U.S. Navy carrier the Gerald Ford will be stationed in Norfolk

Thursday, March 12, 2015

U.S. Navy will position newest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) in Hampton Roads and maintain Little Creek as a deep-water port and retain four amphibious ships through 2020. WASHINGTON – Today, the Virginia Congressional delegation announced that the U.S. Navy will position its newest carrier, the Gerald Ford, at Naval Station Norfolk for […]

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