Articles by: Dick Saslaw

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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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

November 6, 2013 7:50 PM0 comments

Congratulations to our newly elected Governor, Terry McAuliffe and Lt. Governor, Ralph Northam. Mark Herring is continuing to fight in his recount to ensure the over reach from the Attorney General’s office will end.

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report: Clear Distinctions in Virginia’s Candidates

October 2, 2013 6:28 PM0 comments

This has been a week in American government that we should never have to bear witness to – ever.

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

September 18, 2013 5:29 PM0 comments

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. Our children have headed back to school and football season has begun. Good luck to all of our students as they launch into the academic year. Thanks to all of our teachers for their dedication to preparing them for their future. Summer […]

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

August 7, 2013 6:56 PM0 comments

On October 1, another phase of the Affordable Care Act (often referred to as Obama Care) will be implemented. Virginians, along with citizens across the nation, will be able to shop the Marketplace for health insurance. The Commonwealth is renowned for its fiscal responsibility while at the same time is […]

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

July 2, 2013 5:20 PM0 comments

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” As we go to press, we are about to commemorate the birth of our Nation, […]

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