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View the latest bills that have been introduced, passed and rejected at the 2013 General Assembly Session. Here is an update on HB1788 the elections and  identification to register to vote and vote at Richmond Sunlight Legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia are in Richmond for the 2013 session of the General Assembly. Senators and Delegates will represent […]

  Legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia are in Richmond for the 2013 session of the General Assembly. Senators and Delegates will represent you so check in on them by taking an active role in the legislative process.  Some frequently asked questions “Who is my legislator?” “What bills are being introduced?” Could I attend and speak at […]

    Legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia are in Richmond for the 2013 session of the General Assembly. Senators and Delegates will represent you so check in on them by taking an active role in the legislative process.  Some frequently asked questions “Who is my legislator?” “What bills are being introduced?” Could I attend and speak […]

  Governor Bob McDonnell is not at all pleased with a redistricting change supported by his fellow Republicans in the Virginia State Senate. Governor McDonnell says the surprise change is not a good way to conduct business. Republicans senate members voted 20-19 to create an additional majority minority district between Petersburg and Danville. Opponents say the […]

The House of Delegates Privileges and Elections Sub-Committee killed the restoration of rights measure today. Governor Bob McDonnell supports automatic restoration of rights for non violent convicted felons but House republicans do not. Governor Bob McDonnell said during State of the Commonwealth Address, just under a week ago, “While we have significantly improved and fast-tracked the […]

  Legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia are in Richmond for the 2013 session of the General Assembly. Senators and Delegates will represent you so check in on them by taking an active role in the legislative process.  Some frequently asked questions “Who is my legislator?” “What bills are being introduced?” Could I attend and speak at […]

The 112th Congress goes back to work today, all 535 members are under more pressure to reach an agreement before the December 31 fiscal cliff deadline arrives. The House of Representatives and Senate must avoid a fiscal cliff consisting of tax hikes and budget cuts that will take effect on January 1, 2013. From the White House: […]

Attorney General Eric Holder has been held in contempt of Congress for his role into the investigation of the “Fast and Furious” program. The final vote in the contempt hearing was 255-67, with two republicans voting nay and 17 democrats voting in favor of the resolution. The House Oversight Committee lead by Chairman Darrel Issa […]

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposed $85 billion budget plan introduced during the opening session of the 2012 Virginia General Assembly finally passed after the fourth try. The General Assembly ended the 2012 session in early March with no budget. Lawmakers reconvened weeks later to work on budget negotiations but still no agreement.  The senate democrats […]

Update: Governor Bob McDonnell 85 billion dollar budget was voted on in both the House and Senate but there is some rejection with the final vote. The balance of power has been decided in Virginia General Assembly and the power goes to the Republicans. The new state Senate will include 20 seats for Republicans and […]

  UPDATE: The Virginia General Assembly ended the 2012 session last Saturday with no state budget. Both members in the House and Senate must vote on the most important bill and that is the state’s biennial budget. The House has voted on a budget but the Senate has not. The members plan to be in talks about the budget […]

Delegate Charniele Herring, Democrat, Represents District 46, Virginia General Assembly. Delegate Herring is the House Minority Whip and recently appeared on MSNBC’s  the “Ed Show.” The discussion was the delayed vote on the intravaginal ultrasound for women seeking an abortion in Virginia. The bill was amended and now women will have to undergo a standard “jelly on the belly” […]