Reminder: VCDL Lobby Day TOMORROW (Monday)

As a reminder, the annual Lobby Day event in the Virginia General Assembly is tomorrow. We encourage everyone to attend! Main rally is from 11:00 - 12:00 noon.

By |2019-01-20T18:32:24-05:00January 20th, 2019|Action Alerts, Constitution, Featured, Featured Categories, Government, News|0 Comments

General Assembly Lobby Day 2015 – Be There!

It's that time again....time for Lobby Day at the General Assembly in Richmond. It's on Monday, January 19th, so if you're working, you should request the day off ASAP. [column col="3/4"]And NOW is the time for you to have influence on the legislation that will impact Virginia. NOW is when you can do more than shake [...]

By |2014-12-28T16:46:03-05:00December 28th, 2014|Action Alerts, Featured Categories, Government|0 Comments

Breaking News: Vetoes Fail; Budget Passes

As some of you may know, the VA General Assembly passed a budget, but Governor McAuliffe vetoed some sections of it before signing. However just tonight, a special session of the General Assembly rejected the vetoes related to Medicaid expansion (and other veto activity), resulting in the final VA budget! See The Bull Elephant blog [...]

By |2014-06-23T23:10:40-04:00June 23rd, 2014|Featured Categories, Government|0 Comments

Tracking Virginia legislation online

Virginia's General Assembly begins Wednesday, January 9.  And there are a few different ways to follow the bills online. And of course, you can track bills right here on this website through Richmond Tea Party's Action Center! [sws_button class="" size="sws_btn_large" align="sws_btn_align_left" href="https://www.votervoice.net/RTP/Bills" target="_blank" label="Bill Tracker" template="sws_btn_redbrick" textcolor="ffffff" bgcolor="" bgcolorhover="" glow="sws_btn_glow"] [/sws_button]  

By |2013-01-10T12:43:08-05:00January 9th, 2013|Featured Categories, Government|0 Comments

Limits on Eminent Domain Up For Vote

Virginia’s General Assembly has directed that a measure be placed on the ballot this November asking citizens to vote on an amendment to the commonwealth’s constitution that will firmly establish private property rights. For most of U.S. history, people had assumed that the right to their property was sacred and government could take it from [...]

By |2012-07-11T10:41:07-04:00July 11th, 2012|Featured Categories, Government|0 Comments

VA Speaker Howell on Supreme Court Decision

Statement of Speaker William J. Howell Regarding Today's Ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act RICHMOND, VA - Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement today following the release of the Supreme Court's decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: "I was very disappointed to [...]

Are VA Democrat Senators Committed to Gridlock?

VA Senator Steve Martin just issued an update on Wednesday describing what appears to be a fairly blatant attempt by VA state senators to stonewall/block the state government from doing business on a number of fronts. Specifically, Dear Friend, My reports have been focused on policy and I will continue that mode, even though this [...]

By |2012-02-23T16:18:31-05:00February 23rd, 2012|Government|0 Comments

Press Release on Eminent Domain Resolution

The VA Attorney General's office issued a press release today regarding the eminent domain (property rights) resolution that was passing through the General Assembly: [sws_divider_basic]    COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA Office of the Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II                                     900 East Main Street Attorney General                                                           Richmond, Virginia 23219                                                                                           804-786-2071                                                                                           [...]

By |2012-02-14T00:27:49-05:00February 14th, 2012|Government|2 Comments

Legislative Update From Senator Obenshain

Senator Obenshain sent out a report on Saturday regarding progress in the General Assembly: As Yogi Berra said, "It ain't over 'til it's over" - but with crossover just around the corner, the time for the Senate to take action on its own bills is almost at an end, so now is a great time [...]

By |2012-02-12T01:44:08-05:00February 12th, 2012|Government|0 Comments

Senate chairmen breaking their own rules

(As discussed on WRVA’s Doc Thompson Show, Friday, Feb. 4) Is it OK for state senators to break the rules when conducting General Assembly business?  More specifically, does a Senate subcommittee have the authority to take final action on a bill referred to it by a committee chairman? Last year and this year, bills in [...]

By |2011-05-24T01:12:47-04:00February 4th, 2011|Government, Media, Politics, Video|3 Comments

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