Articles by: Dick Saslaw

Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

October 1, 2014 8:47 PM0 comments

We are well into the Fall of 2014 and the continuing saga of the Special Session of the General Assembly. Co-incidentally, this session is in its seventh month – far longer than any regular session of the legislature. How could that be? I suspect it is because Governor McAuliffe is […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

September 3, 2014 11:12 PM0 comments

Summer is quickly coming to an end. The children are back in school and the routine of fall sports is upon us. Over the course of the past six weeks, we have born witness to the trial of the McDonnells. The jury has been tasked with determining whether they broke […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

July 2, 2014 6:42 PM0 comments

June proved to be a very turbulent month in Virginia politics. History will show that the fight for expanding healthcare to hundreds of thousands of hard working Virginians is the right thing to do. It is correct on a moral level and on an economic level. You cannot claim to […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

June 4, 2014 7:52 PM0 comments

Summer is right around the corner. VDOT recently sent out a report stating that it has filled some 79,000+ potholes in the Northern VA region. Does that tell you what kind of winter we had? Some of you may have noticed that work has begun on extending the north shoulder […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

May 7, 2014 5:38 PM0 comments

Some 60 days have passed since the Governor called a special session of the General Assembly to address the issue of the biennial budget. We are no closer to passing the budget today than we were when we began the process during the regularly scheduled session. Taking a cue from […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

April 9, 2014 6:11 PM0 comments

On March 8, the General Assembly adjourned from the scheduled 2014 General Assembly without any consensus on the biennial budget. Within hours, Governor McAuliffe called for a Special Session of the General Assembly to convene on Monday, March 24 to address the matter of not having a spending plan for […]

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

March 5, 2014 3:09 PM0 comments

Winter Wonderland: It’s an appropriate observation of the season of the year, the weather, and this session of the General Assembly. This should be my last column from Richmond before the scheduled adjournment of the General Assembly. In my opinion, this session has proven to meet the standard of winter “wonderland” […]

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

February 12, 2014 8:17 PM0 comments

From fox penning to ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, a diverse array of legislation has made its way through the Senate of Virginia. The same is true for the House of Delegates. Now that we enter crossover, both chambers will review any approved legislation from the other house. Additionally, […]

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

January 1, 2014 11:35 AM0 comments

Happy New Year! 2013 proved to be a very exciting year with a Democratic sweep of the three statewide offices setting the stage for the upcoming session of the General Assembly. Governor McDonald will finish his term when Terry McAuliffe is sworn in as the 72nd Governor of Virginia at […]

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

December 5, 2013 11:27 AM0 comments

Nearly one month ago, Virginians went to the polls and elected Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam and Mark Herring to lead the Commonwealth over the next four years. With over two million votes cast, Mark Herring eked out victory with some 165 votes. As we go to press, the State Board […]

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