Articles by: Marcus Simon

Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

April 15, 2015 4:44 PM0 comments

Earlier this week, the General Assembly reconvened to consider those bills the Governor vetoed or amended. With that work behind us, my first two sessions in the House of Delegates are complete. Barring an unforeseen call for a special session, I won’t cast another vote on the House floor unless […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

March 18, 2015 11:02 PM0 comments

Earlier this month I wrote a letter to Governor McAuliffe urging him to rewrite the Ethics legislation that the General Assembly approved in the waning hours of our abbreviated regular session on February 27. I was joined by five of my House of Delegates colleagues. The six of us were […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

February 18, 2015 6:37 PM0 comments

The always quick pace in Virginia’s part time legislature went into serious overdrive last week as the General Assembly reached the “Crossover” deadline for each house to wrap up action on its own bills. On Monday, Feb. 9, the House of Delegates considered 270 pieces of legislation in one floor […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

January 14, 2015 7:28 PM0 comments

The Virginia General Assembly convenes this week, on the second Wednesday in January, for a short 45 day session, as it does in odd numbered years. Since Virginia adopts a two-year budget plan, the thinking goes, we’ll have less on our plate this session, and should be able to get […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

December 31, 2014 11:29 AM0 comments

While State Senator Richard Saslaw is on vacation I get the privilege of writing a bonus Richmond Report – and as luck would have it, it’s the first column of 2015. In either event, it is a good time to take a look back at the year that’s just passed, […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

December 17, 2014 7:41 PM0 comments

It’s been my honor to succeed my mentor and good friend James M. “Jim” Scott in the House of Delegates in 2014. I want to take this opportunity to once again thank Jim for his support, not just during my campaign, but as a fresh-out-of-college, enthusiastic, and very inexperienced legislative […]

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Delegate Marcus Simon’s Richmond Report

November 20, 2014 4:08 PM0 comments

It’s the middle of November, time to start thinking about the holidays. For many of us that means time off of work and school, allowing us to spend more time with family, something we look forward to each year. Of course, not everyone in our community is so fortunate. For […]

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Delegate Marcus Simon’s Richmond Report

October 15, 2014 7:09 PM0 comments

Election Day is just a few short weeks away. It’s the day when voters have their say. When we vote, we want our elections to be fair, our votes to count, and our voices to be heard. This year, for the first time, Falls Church voters and voters across the […]

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Delegate Marcus Simon’s Richmond Report

September 17, 2014 8:42 PM0 comments

This week the General Assembly will resume a special session called by the Governor last March to complete work on the Budget. At the end of the last regular session the State Senate and the House of Delegates were at an impasse over the budget, because House Republicans refused to […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

August 20, 2014 7:26 PM0 comments

When I announced my candidacy for the House of Delegates on April 5, 2013 I promised that my highest priority would be advancing policies to ensure the continued economic vitality of the Northern Virginia Region in the face of the ongoing federal budget sequester. On August 15, 2014, Governor McAuliffe […]

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