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Congressman Randy Forbes Ready To Jump To 2nd Congressional District

Fourth District Republican Congressman Randy Forbes appears set to “jump” districts today (2/8). Forbes is apparently ready to move to the 2nd, safer now for Republicans, since Richmond and Petersburg have been moved to the 4th, where black voting strength has been increased.

Republican Scott Rigell is retiring from the 2nd, has been urging Forbes to make the move and will join him today on a Facebook announcement at 1:30 p.m. that he says will be “big news.”

Term Limit Amendment Bill Pushed to 2017

A bill to create a Constituional Amendment setting term limits for Virginia legislators has been shelved until 2017.

Freshman Senator Amanda Chase focused on term limits in her campaign, and says it’s time to change the make-up of the state legislature. Chase added that it’s important for legislators to understand the needs of the Commonwealth. Her bill would create a Constitutional Amendment for members of the General Assembly, limiting senators to 3 four-year terms and members of the house to 6 two-year terms.

Drug Transparency Bill Shelved for the Year

The Senate Education and Health Committee has killed for the year a bill that would ask pharmaceutical companies to offer an explanation if their drug treatments exceed $10,000. The bill would ask companies to share the costs of developing, manufacturing, and marketing such medications which industry representatives say this would unfairly require them to reveal inside information accessible to their competitors.

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