Thursday, March 23, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed six pieces of legislation that would undermine support for Virginia’s public education system.
House Bill 1400
Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 1400, which would create a new executive branch agency known as the Virginia Virtual School. This entity, governed by an independent policy board, would facilitate the provision of full-time, online education programs for students throughout Virginia.
This bill is virtually identical to HB 8 (2016). The Office of the Attorney General advised that HB 8 was unconstitutional; consequently, I vetoed it.
In establishing the Virginia Virtual School outside of the jurisdiction of the Board of Education, and
Monday, November 15, 2010
Bill Stanley seeks Hurt senate seat
Press Release: Bill Stanley is proud to announce he has earned the endorsement of the Lynchburg Tea Party in his campaign for the Republican nomination for the 19th district Senate seat.
“I truly appreciate the faith these great patriots have placed in me and my campaign,” said Stanley. “Our vision of rekindling the spirit of limited government that truly honors our Constitution will be a team effort, and I’m proud to have the Lynchburg Tea Party on my team.”
Said Lynchburg Tea Party Chairman Mark Lloyd, “Bill has been a strong new voice for conservatism as Republican Chairman in Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District.
Senator Robert Hurt defeated Tom Perriello for the 5th congressional district leaving the seat open for a special election to be held January 11, 2011.
The decision to endorse was reached by polling the membership of the Lynchburg Tea Party according to the LTP spokesman.
Nomination of the Republican candidate will conclude by November 23. Other candidates include: Danville City Councilman Fred Shanks; Brenda Bowman, chairwoman of Pittsylvania County’s Republican committee; Melvin Adams of Hardy, president of the non-profit Christian education organization; and Pittsylvania County real estate appraiser Jerry Grubb.
Attorney Hank Davis, Chairman of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors is the only Democrat in the running so far.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: Election 2010, Elections, republican, state_senate