Articles by: Dick Saslaw

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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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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