Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Have you been affected by sequestration? Let Del. Anderson know.
Del. Rich Anderson was recently appointed to a commission in an attempt to minimize the effects of sequestration upon Virginia, Anderson writes in his latest blog post. “I want and need to hear first-hand from those who are hardest hit by sequestration," Anderson writes. To read more about Anderson's thoughts on sequestration, read his blog post. Want to blog on Patch? Patch readers can post their own blog posts to our sites by logging into their Patch account (sign up if you don't have one!) and adding them. Blogging as one of our Local Voices is a great way to reach readers who share your interests and passions. You can blog as often as you like, and, like everything else you share on Patch, the content and pictures of your blog posts …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
As a result of the General Assembly’s action, texting while driving is now elevated from a secondary to a primary offense, meaning that law enforcement officials may stop drivers who they see texting and emailing behind the wheel.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The pathway to a robust system of public education is through reforms that empower teachers, bring greater accountability to schools, and give localities more flexibility over state funding.
As I and my fellow legislators conclude the third week of the 2013 legislative session of the Virginia General Assembly, this past week in Richmond saw a second round of snow, but the light dusting wasn’t enough to stop the movement of bills through the House of Delegates. In recent days, officials announced that Virginia’s unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent, the lowest since 2008 and the lowest in the Southeast. The key has been joint efforts in making a positive, pro-growth jobs environment our top priority. The formula for positive economic growth is simple: Continuation of Virginia’s low tax rates, elimination of unnecessary regulations, and developing a skilled and educated workforce. Simply put this lowest unemployment rate …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
This year is designated as the “short session” of the General Assembly, during which we meet for a fast and furious six weeks.
The first week of the 2013 legislative session of the Virginia General Assembly is now history. Catching my breath in my Capitol Square office on Monday morning after a busy first week in Richmond, followed by town hall meeting that I hosted with Sen. George Barker (R-39th) for Prince William County constituents, it’s apparent that we are in for a fast ride in the Virginia State Capitol over the next five weeks. Our 2013 session opened on Wednesday, January 9th, when House Speaker William J. Howell gaveled us into session for the next six weeks. This year is designated as the “short session” of the General Assembly, during which we meet for a fast and furious six weeks. Next year is designated as the “long session” when we meet for a …