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Virginia House Democrats say “Tebow Bill” is unfair to public schools

Thursday, February 19, 2015

HB1626 passed the Senate with the following amendment and the amendment was agreed to by the House of Delegates today: “Nothing in this section shall require a local school board to establish a policy permitting participation in interscholastic programs at its schools by students who reside in the school division receiving home instruction.” So it […]

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SPJ urges Virginia lawmakers to reject execution secrecy bill

Friday, February 13, 2015

SPJ urges Virginia lawmakers to reject execution secrecy bill

On Monday, February 16,  the Criminal Law subcommittee of the House Committee on Courts of Justice will take up Senate Bill 1393 filed by Sen. Richard L. Saslaw, D-Fairfax, George L. Barker and Charles W. Carrico, Sr. The bill would allow the state Department of Corrections to contract with any ‘external entity’ to compound the […]

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U.S. Western District Court of Virginia 2/17 – 2/21/15

Friday, February 13, 2015

ROANOKE DIVISION US v. Boris R. Caballero (Guilty Plea and Sentencing: February 17 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: 50 ADDRESS: Harrisonburg, Virginia Caballero has been charged with perjury. US v. Robert Cummins (Sentencing: February 18 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 45 ADDRESS: Floyd, Virginia Cummins has been convicted of misappropriation of postal funds. US v. Randa Michelle […]

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Virginia’s January revenue down corporate income tax grows

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Virginia's January revenue down corporate income tax grows

Governor McAuliffe announced today that January revenue declined by 1.1 percent.  However, several timing factors contributed to the drop.  As expected, payroll withholding dropped in January after a 15.1 percent gain in December because there was one less deposit day in January. Individual refunds increased in January, as the date for accepting returns was earlier […]

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Vicki Mullen admits diverting prescription drugs

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke woman, who fraudulently used her employer’s DEA Registration Number to illegally prescribe controlled prescription drugs to her son, daughter-in-law, and others, pled guilty this morning in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke. Vicki Chilton Mullen, 63, of Roanoke, Va. and her son, Gregory […]

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Use of ground troops to fight ISIL concerns Senator Tim Kaine

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the draft Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIL announced by President Obama today. For more than seven months, Kaine has been a leading voice urging the administration to seek a specific authorization for military action against ISIL while pressing his Congressional […]

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Delegate Rasoul’s renewable energy tax cut passes the House

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)’s HB1297, a measure that would see decreased taxes for businesses utilizing renewable energy, was passed by the House of Delegates yesterday with broad bipartisan support. The bill allows municipalities to lower the machinery and tools tax rate for businesses if they are used to produce or generate renewable energy.  This would […]

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Delegate Rasoul’s Truth in Donating Act passes House

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

RICHMOND, VA-Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)’s HB1860, known as the Truth in Donating Act, was passed today in the Virginia House of Delegates with broad bipartisan support. The bill would protect Virginians from unknowingly donating to organizations posing as charitable groups, requiring any person or group operating for profit to clearly portray themselves as such. “The […]

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February is Children’s Dental Health Month – awareness and reminders

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February is Children's Dental Health Month - awareness and reminders

Don’t overlook important oral health habits for young children February is Children’s Dental Health Month, a great time to remember that a child’s dental health is set in motion from a very young age. Tooth decay can develop any time after the first tooth comes in, starting around 6 months old, and good habits should […]

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Delegate Sam Rasoul on retention of personal data

Monday, February 9, 2015

Delegate Sam Rasoul on retention of personal data

ROANOKE, VA – Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) commended the House of Delegates committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety for moving forward HB1673, a bill that will limit government retention of personal data. The bill, patroned by Delegate Richard Anderson (R-Woodbridge), restricts the amount of time a law enforcement agency can retain data from […]

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Hampton Roads floods but Virginia Senator says they don’t need no stinkin’ help

Monday, February 9, 2015

Hampton Roads floods but Virginia Senator says they don't need no stinkin' help

A bill patroned by Senator John Miller (D-1) of Newport News drew a tweet of distain from Senator Tom Garrett (R-22) of Amhurst County. Garrett a true anti-climate change science denier wouldn’t toss you a floatation device in a flood should you be going down for the third time. SB1443 provides that any locality included […]

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U.S. Western District Court of Virginia 2/9 – 2/13/15

Monday, February 9, 2015

ROANOKE DIVISION US v. Vestel McKinley Moyer (Sentencing: February 9 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: 51 ADDRESS: Roanoke, Virginia Moyer has been convicted of possessing cocaine. US v. Kevin Moore (Sentencing: February 9 at 1:30 p.m.) AGE: Not Available ADDRESS: Not Available Moore has been convicted of bribery. US v. Kenneth Alfred Yopp (Guilty Plea: February 10 at […]

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