Articles by: Dick Saslaw

Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

June 5, 2013 5:51 PM0 comments

Each year there is an election in Virginia. June 11 is primary day in the Commonwealth. The polls are open from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. This year we will be voting for all members of the House of Delegates as well as for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and the […]

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

April 3, 2013 3:34 PM0 comments

We returned to Richmond on April 3 for the “veto session.” About ten days ago, the Governor met the deadline for the Executive Branch’s action on the bills that were passed during the General Assembly that concluded February 23. This Governor is known for his amendments to legislation. Therefore, it […]

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

March 6, 2013 6:00 PM0 comments

The 2013 General Assembly of the Legislature came to a close on February 23. This year was the short session, consisting of some 46 days at the Capital. The shorter legislative session did not stop the onslaught of thousands of introduced bills. Not being a budget year, we were merely […]

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

February 6, 2013 5:52 PM0 comments

It’s halftime for the 2013 legislative session, and if you have been following any of the news coming out of Richmond it is obvious we did not get off to a smooth start. The Senate Republicans have gone out of their way to make extreme partisanship and excessive overreach their […]

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

December 5, 2012 7:36 PM0 comments

The General Assembly will begin on January 9, 2013 for its short session of 46 days. During that time frame, it is likely we will see several thousand proposals for new laws. I believe there will be two driving forces that will determine the outcomes of the session. First, is […]

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