Congressman Tom Perriello, who represents Mecklenburg County as part of the 5th Congressional District, released a statement after voting in favor of historic health care reform legislation last night.
The House and Senate budget conferee’s are working frantically to reach a compromise by Saturday, but time is running out and there are many issues they have yet to address.
Yesterday both the House and Senate finally debated their respective budgets before their full chambers.
The state’s most recent 4.3 billion dollar shortfall is putting the brakes on improvements to some programs that legislators say are desperately needed and the Governor and his staff as well as the House and Senate took to the basketball court last night to raise money for cancer research.
Governor McDonnell’s Charter School proposals are well on their way to passage but Virginia won’t be getting any of the Federal incentive dollars he has been pushing for any time soon, and a Senate sub committee has effectively killed several bills that would have expanded the rights of gun owners.
Yesterday Governor McDonnell signed two energy bills into law that he has been advocating since the campaign and after weeks of speculation, he issued a written directive as to what his policy will be on discrimination based on sexual orientation.
State legislators were joined yesterday by TV’s Erik Estrada to make the case for dedicated funding to fight internet predators.
The majority of doctors participating in a survey across the Commonwealth have said that further proposed cuts to Medicaid reimbursement will force them to stop accepting Medicaid patients altogether and a bill is going before the House Education Committee today is aimed at keeping student athletes who have sustained a concussion off the playing field until they have fully recovered.
A conservative group has petitioned the Governor to ban state funding for Planned Parenthood, the Attorney General is receiving criticism from environmental groups because of his petition to the EPA challenging their position on global warming and legislators continue to react to Governor McDonnell’s budget amendments.
Over a thousand Virginia Democrats gathered in Richmond this weekend for their annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner.