The November 7th General Election is fast approaching. With just 40 days left, here is some important information about voting. The Last Day to Register to Vote is Monday, Oct 16. Check here to register or update your registration.
Neighbors, I would like to wish you and your family a very happy Fourth of July weekend.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe chose Prince William County’s Forest Park High School to sign two new bills aimed at preventing teen suicide and informing parents about alleged bullying incidents that involve their children.
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA – At a ceremony in Herndon yesterday, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Senate Bill 1462, sponsored by Senator Jeremy McPike, to strengthen reporting requirements when elder financial abuse is suspected. Current law requires Social Services to alert law enforcement when they suspect financial exploitation of the elderly at $50,000 or above. Starting July 1, the arbitrary $50,000 threshold will be removed.
With the conclusion of 2017 General Assembly Session, I want to give you an update on our progress. One of the most pressing issues this year was the state budget. Initially, revenue projections came back lower than anticipated; so much of my focus was working to maintain funding for public education, mental health and transportation. I am pleased that the final budget makes progress on many of my top concerns, including:
Earlier today, Governor McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency in advance of the pending snowstorm. We could see up to 6 inches of snow in our area, so I wanted to share some helpful information to survive the storm.
Helpful Tips During the Storm
Greetings from Richmond!
This morning, the Senate of Virginia adjourned “sine die”, completing the last week of the 2017 Regular Session. I am happy to report that nine bills I introduced have passed the General Assembly and are on the Governor's desk for signature. But first, I want to update you on the Commonwealth's budget.
Greetings from Richmond! The General Assembly has now completed our second to last week of the 2017 Legislative Session. As the deadlines for legislative action are fast approaching, the majority of my time this week was spent in committees.
Greetings from Richmond! This week completed “crossover” and now the Senate will begin considering all the bills that have passed out of the House of Delegates. We also spent a significant amount of time finalizing the Senate version of the Commonwealth’s budget.