Moving into the 3rd week of session, the Capitol has seen record numbers of visitors. Daily attendance by the public has consistently been over 4,500 people a day. I’ve enjoyed meeting with so many different groups and individuals that are engaged in the political process. The local folks that stopped by my office this week […]

The 2017 General Assembly session officially got under way at noon on Wednesday, January 11. Even though this year is a short session, we will still be making adjustments to our biennial budget and working to enact policy that strengthens Virginia’s economy, improves our schools, and provides healthcare services to the most in need, without […]

Local Registration Fraud Reaffirms Need for Photo ID Regardless of the outcome this November, we need to be confident that our elections are carried out fairly and with integrity. While I believe nearly everyone has this same desire, unfortunately there will always be those individuals that want to cheat and do whatever is necessary to […]

As of July 1, most of the legislation passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor went into effect. Of the 780 bills signed into law, some may have an impact on your day to day life, while many may not. Every year the Division of Legislative Services publishes a document, titled In […]

Last month, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced his executive action to immediately restore the political rights of over 200,000 convicted felons, including approximately 40,000 felons who committed violent crimes. This blanket restoration contains no criteria or limitations. It does not even require the individual to pay their obligated debts to victims or the courts. Not only […]