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We have a budget - with Medicaid Expansion!

May 30, 2018Blog Post

Greetings neighbors,

We finally have a budget! Moments ago, the Senate passed a two-year state budget with Medicaid Expansion and significant investment in public education.


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Post Session Town Hall Meetings

April 23, 2018Blog Post

Dear friends,

Join me for one of two additional post session town halls. I have scheduled one on the western and one on the eastern side of the 29th Senate District. I will give updates and answer questions on legislative session, budget negotiations, Medicaid expansion, and more. 

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Update from Richmond: "sine die" edition

March 10, 2018Blog Post

The General Assembly is working feverishly to finish the business of the Commonwealth so we can adjourn “sine die” today.  Yet, there is still much work to be done. The House and Senate still have not agreed upon a biennial budget, so the General Assembly will have to go into Special Session and return in the coming weeks to negotiate a deal.

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Update from Richmond: Making Progress on Legislation

March 3, 2018Blog Post

Greetings from Richmond! It is hard to believe March is already here. Since there is only one more week in the 2018 legislative session,  the General Assembly is working diligently to complete the committee dockets. Here are some highlights from this week:

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Update from Richmond: Budget Week

February 24, 2018Blog Post

Greetings from Richmond! This was a busy and stressful week, but one bright spot was the many wonderful young people visiting the Capitol. I enjoyed chatting with the Student Leadership Council from the Human Rights Commission, Cub Pack 108 from Dale City, and students from Beville Middle School. I also caught one of our Recess Moms in committee, as she was there advocating for more recess for our children in elementary school.

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Update from Richmond: Senate Bills "Crossover" to House

February 17, 2018Blog Post

Dear Neighbors,

Greetings from Richmond! We have completed nearly two-thirds of the 60 day Legislative Session, and there is much to discuss. I hope you will join me at one of the following two town halls this weekend:

Manassas Town Hall with Delegates Lee Carter & Danica Roem
Saturday, February 17, 2018
1pm to 3pm
Bull Run Regional Library, Community Room B
8051 Ashton Ave, Manassas

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Update from Richmond: Credit Freeze, Stroke Care, & Dominion Bill

February 11, 2018Blog Post

Dear Neighbors, As we approach “crossover” next week, the Senate is moving rapidly to meet strict deadlines to act on all legislation introduced by Senators. This has lead to many long days in both committee and floor debates, but we are moving through many important pieces of legislation.

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Update from Richmond: Young Leaders, I-66, Manassas Town Hall

February 3, 2018Blog Post

Dear Neighbors, We have now completed 24 days of the 60 day legislative session this year, and it has been a busy week.

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Update from Richmond: Health, Public Safety, Veterans Initiatives

January 28, 2018Blog Post

Greetings from Richmond!

This week started off with several great visits from Prince William and Manassas educators. I met with the Prince William School Board, the Manassas School Board, and members of the Prince William Education Association to discuss teacher pay and retention, High School Redesign and the renewed focus on career and technical education. One of my focuses is to connect students with local businesses and exposure to the real-world skills through internships, apprenticeships, and credential programs.

Bills that Passed this Week

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Update from Richmond: Inaugural Edition

January 19, 2018Blog Post

Greetings from Richmond! Wednesday, Jan 10th was the first day of the Legislative Session and Governor McAuliffe gave his final State of the Commonwealth speech to the General Assembly.

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