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McAuliffe Says Congress Needs a Real Budget

Last week Congress temporarily avoided large reductions in federal funding that remove billions of dollars in defense and other areas right here in Virginia, but Governor Terry McAuliffe says the hard work is yet to be done.

The cuts are still pending but the deadline was moved from October 1st to December 11th.

For now in the absence of a new budget, Congress is keeping the country running on a continuing resolution.

Governor McAuliffe says these CR’s don’t help Governors across the country.

Wason Poll Says Virginia Voters Leaning Republican, But Senate Up For Grabs

A Wason Poll released this morning (9/25) at 6:00 says voters are leaning Republican in the upcoming General Assembly races, but Democrats may still win back control of the Virginia Senate.

Dr. Quentin Kidd, Director of the Wason Center, says among all voters, Democrats and Republicans are statistically tied in the six highly contested Senate races and the results suggest Democrats have time to engage their likely voters and possibly break the Republican hold.

Democratic Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders Campaigns in Lynchburg

Democratic President Hopeful Bernie Sanders was in Lynchburg yesterday (9/14) on a declared campaign stop at Liberty University.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, whose recent rise in the polls have shocked “even himself” spoke to thousands of evangelical college students, who usually support Republicans, and he told them that what he calls the massive injustice of income and wealth equality should unite people across the political spectrum.

Morrisey Drops Out of Race For State Senate Seat

A former Virginia lawmaker who spent his days at the General Assembly and his nights in jail is dropping his campaign for a state Senate race.

Former Delegate Joe Morrisey announced yesterday (9/10) he will not run because of health problems with his diaphragm.

The latest development adds another chapter to a tumultuous year for Morrisey. In December, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and served three months in jail.

House Announces Redistricting Session Agenda

House Republican leaders have announced they will return to Richmond on Monday (8/10) to begin the process of adjusting the 3rd congressional district, which a federal court found was racially gerrymandered and ordered redrawn by September 1st.

After a full day of meetings, the public will have the opportunity to weigh in on the proposed changes before the House Privileges and Elections Committee at 3:00 p.m.


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