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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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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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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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Forum on natural gas pipelines touches on the legal rights of property owners

Monday, March 9, 2015

Forum on natural gas pipelines touches on the legal rights of property owners

The four factors facing the proposed 300-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline and the 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline boil down to, the need for natural gas, the environmental impact, safety concerns and property rights. Property rights hit home for many of the 200 attendees at the Forum on Natural Gas Pipelines hosted by the Cabell Brand Center […]

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Roanoke receives $600,000 for Gill Memorial renovation

Monday, March 9, 2015

Roanoke receives $600,000 for Gill Memorial renovation

As part of a $2.3 million in Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) awards, Governor Terry McAuliffe presented the City of Roanoke with a $600,000 check to renovate the old vacant downtown Gill Memorial building. The grant will allow entrepreneurs a place to share ideas and  boost there efforts to  start a business. It also speeds up […]

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Democrats on Virginia House ethics bill – 2015 session ends

Friday, February 27, 2015

The ethics reform bill that spent 24 hours in conference between the House and the Senate will not go into effect until January 1, 2016. The reasoning was that it will not confuse candidates up for reelection and their challengers. It will also give time to correct or amend any flaws in the bill in […]

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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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Sexual orientation protection passes Virginia Senate

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sexual orientation protection passes Virginia Senate

Richmond, VA – Today Lieutenant Governor Northam cast his first tie-breaking vote of the 2015 General Assembly in support of SB 785. His vote broke a 19-19 tie on the measure, which prohibits state agencies from discriminating in employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. After casting today’s tie breaking vote, Lieutenant […]

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GOP Senate committee squashes all gun control bills with Sen. Edwards joining Republicans UPDATED Video

Monday, January 26, 2015

GOP Senate committee squashes all gun control bills with Sen. Edwards joining Republicans UPDATED Video

BREAKING UPDATE: In a shocking move earlier today, multiple Senate Republicans seemingly changed their votes on Senator Barbara Favola’s (D-Arlington) SB 943, a bill to keep guns out of the hands of convicted stalkers and sexual batterers. Committee Chair Tommy Norment ruled the bill reported in front of an audience of reporters, committee members, and dozens […]

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Virginia State Senator Walter Stosch (R-Henrico) retiring

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Virginia State Senator Walter Stosch (R-Henrico) retiring

Glen Allen, VA: State Senator Walter Stosch (R Henrico), one of the senior members of the Virginia Senate confirmed this morning that he won’t be running for re-election in 2015, bringing to an end a 33-year career in the Virginia General Assembly, including the last 23 years in the Senate. Stosch told the Richmond Times […]

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Virginia Senators Petersen and Stuart first with ethics reform bill

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Virginia Senators Petersen and Stuart first with ethics reform bill

RICHMOND, Va. – Senators Chap Petersen (D) and Richard Stuart (R) have written the first gift-ban ethics reform bill for the 2015 General Assembly session. Stuart and Petersen’s legislation will effectively eliminate all gifts of over $100 in value for any officials or employees of state government agencies (including elected officials) and require ethics council […]

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