SENATE DEM LEADERSHIP SINE DIE STATEMENT

RICHMOND -- This afternoon, the General Assembly of Virginia adjourned sine die, bringing an end to the 2018 regular session. Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax) and Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) issued the following jo…

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VIRGINIA LOCKS IN ITS SHARE OF CAPITAL FUNDING FOR METRO

RICHMOND -- Today, on the final day of the 2018 regular session, the Virginia General Assembly passed an omnibus package -- SB 856 and HB 1539 -- that will ensure a collaborative source of funding for Metro, in anticipation that similar funding packages are adopted b…

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ANTI-WORKER BILL CLEARS VIRGINIA SENATE

RICHMOND -- This afternoon, HB 375 patroned by Delegate Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach) cleared the Senate on a party-line vote.  The anti-worker bill prohibits localities from establishing a wage floor for public contracts that exceeds state requirements.  Senate Dem…

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SENATE DEM LEADERSHIP STATEMENT ON THE SENATE BUDGET

RICHMOND -- This afternoon, Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax) and Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) issued the following joint statement regarding the Senate budget: "A lot of time and effort has gone into developing the Senate and House budgets that were…

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2018 CROSSOVER UPDATE

  We are officially halfway through the 2018 legislative session! Tuesday – known as “Crossover” here in Richmond – was the deadline for Senate bills to be heard in the Senate and for House bills to be heard in the House. As you know, our mission for the 2018 …

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SENATE GOP NIXES UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS

RICHMOND – This morning, Senator Adam Ebbin’s (D-Alexandria) S.B. 5 – which incorporated S.B. 412, introduced by Senator Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth); S.B. 432, introduced by Senator Jennifer Wexton (D-Loudoun); S.B. 145…

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RALPH NORTHAM IS THE CLEAR CHOICE FOR GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA

RICHMOND, Va. -- This evening, Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax) and Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie E. Locke(D-Hampton) issued the following joint statement congratulating Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ralph Northam on his debate performance. …

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