Results of the 2017 session of the General Assembly.
GOOD THINGS Progress in funding mental health and addressing the opioid epidemic on multiple levels were among the successes of the 2017 General Assembly session.
Attend a town hall meeting and express your priorities.
Alexandria and Arlington each have a meals tax, both enacted without a referendum because as urban forms of government in Virginia, their local elected bodies were authorized to enact the tax legislatively.
Throughout the history of the U.S., communities continually change and evolve.
“Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
When Bob McDonnell was Governor, he named his Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling “Chief Jobs Creation Officer.”
Demonstrations at Dulles in reaction to travel ban; fast moving General Assembly lacks transparency; other key issues.
As this date approaches, the General Assembly has a serious transparency issue, as it continues to kill most proposed legislation with unrecorded voice votes in subcommittee, with no accountability or record of how members voted.
Jan. 11 marked the beginning of the 2017 General Assembly 46-day “short” session.
An open letter to members of the state legislature.
We write to you this week to encourage your opposition to bills in both the House of Delegates and the Senate that, in denying full and equal rights and protections to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Virginians, violate the deeply held convictions of our various faith traditions.
Growing up in America in the 1950s and 1960s, many children watched television only in black and white. Some children believed that the world beyond where they could see was only black and white, devoid of color even though their homes, their neighborhoods, their schools, their crayon boxes were filled with colors.
I am fed up with gerrymandering and other tactics politicians use to stack the votes in their favor!
As the new legislative year begins in Richmond, I hope more voters will join the effort to stop gerrymandering in Virginia.
Over the course of a normal week, my office receives thousands of letters, emails, phone calls, and tweets from Northern Virginians.
Kate Bates, president & CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce released the following statement regarding the Arlington County Board's approval of an amendment that requires a second signature in order to remove vehicles that are illegally parked on private property:
The Arlington County Board has spent considerable time and effort advocating for a "second signature" requirement and other measures to make it more difficult for property owners to tow illegally parked automobiles. This effort defies logic.
The Arlington County Board on Dec. 22 issued a letter, in Spanish and English, reaffirming the county’s commitment to welcoming immigrant populations, regardless of legal status.