Articles by: Dick Saslaw

Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

May 6, 2015 7:03 PM1 comment

A few weeks ago, the General Assembly wrapped up the two-day reconvene session to take action on the Governor’s amendments and vetoes. I am happy to report that all of Governor McAuliffe’s 17 vetoes were sustained and the Legislature was able to find common ground on many other issues—ultimately passing […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

April 1, 2015 6:38 PM0 comments

The Legislature will reconvene on April 15 to review the actions taken by Governor McAuliffe on all bills passed during the General Assembly. Despite it being what is referred to as the “short session,” (45 days), legislators from across the Commonwealth introduced 1,919 bills and 857 resolutions on a myriad […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

March 4, 2015 8:54 PM0 comments

The General Assembly concluded its regular business last week, a day ahead of schedule. This in itself was great progress considering the 2014 special session ended minutes prior to the opening of the 2015 legislative session. Despite attempts to better manage the number of bills introduced in a short 45-day […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

February 4, 2015 8:49 PM0 comments

February 10 is known as Crossover at the General Assembly. This is a turning point in the legislative process when bills introduced in each chamber must be acted upon. Those that are passed by the respective body will then “crossover” to the other for action. This year thousands of bills […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

January 21, 2015 6:24 PM0 comments

The General Assembly convened in Richmond for its annual legislative session on January 14. Leading up to the opening gavel, Senators and Delegates were engaged in a series of public hearings, locality and school board presentations, and many meetings with individuals and advocacy groups. This collaboration identifies the priorities for […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

December 3, 2014 7:23 PM0 comments

With Thanksgiving behind us, we are now in the throws of the holiday season. I am sending along my sincere good wishes for happy holidays. At the same time, the legislature is getting ready to return to Richmond for the opening of the General Assembly on January 14, 2015. All […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

November 5, 2014 10:30 AM0 comments

On Tuesday we had an election that most of us would agree we could not wait to see come and go. (That may be known as election ad fatigue). Virginians will be privileged to yet another election in 12 months that will determine the composition of the entire state legislature. […]

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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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