Articles by: Dick Saslaw

Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

May 4, 2017 9:31 AM0 comments

The Commonwealth’s legislative season is now fully in the rearview mirror and all eyes are now on the statewide primaries to be held June 13 of this year. Note that the deadline to update your address or to register to vote in the primaries is May 22. I encourage you […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

April 5, 2017 8:01 PM0 comments

The General Assembly reconvened for the Veto Session April 5. It is the legislature’s turn to act on the Governor’s amendments and vetoes to bills that passed during the regular session. In 2013, Virginians elected Terry McAuliffe as governor. During his tenure in office, Governor McAuliffe has been a firewall […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

March 1, 2017 8:01 PM0 comments

The General Assembly has completed its 2017 legislative session. The House of Delegates will be up for election in November along with the statewide offices of Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General. Being an election year, at times it was painful to listen to the debate, as well as view […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

February 1, 2017 6:23 PM0 comments

This General Assembly session is in full swing as we near crossover on Feb. 7. On the national front, it’s no surprise this President continues to wreak havoc domestically and internationally with directives that are meant to satisfy a far-right base of supporters. These reprehensible actions run counter to everything […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

January 4, 2017 8:58 PM0 comments

Happy New Year to all of the constituents of Virginia’s 35th Senate district. 2016 is now in the books but there is much on the docket for the Commonwealth in 2017. The General Assembly will convene January 11 for the “short session.” That means we will have about 45 days […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

December 1, 2016 7:31 AM0 comments

On November 8, millions of Americans went to the polls and cast their ballot for president. Twenty days later, I sit here writing this column, observing that one presidential candidate leads the other by some 2 million votes. But the candidate with the 2 million-vote lead, Hillary Clinton, will not […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

November 2, 2016 6:25 PM0 comments

Next week we will have a newly elected President of the United States. After this long and contentious campaign season, my guess is that everyone will be greatly relieved our nation will be opening a new chapter in history beginning January 20, 2017. Here in Virginia we are quickly turning […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

October 6, 2016 1:41 PM0 comments

Less than five weeks from today Americans will go to the polls and elect the 45th president of the United States. Our nation faces a monumental decision that may very well impact the fabric of our society for decades to come. It’s no state secret or a partisan attack about […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

September 1, 2016 8:26 AM0 comments

On August 26, the Governor addressed the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly. Most of you are aware the Virginia economy remains in a sluggish cycle, very much modeling the nation. Last February we adopted a balanced, two-year budget anticipating excess revenues from FY 2016 that would be rolled […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

August 3, 2016 7:25 PM0 comments

Summer is well on its way and Labor Day is just a little more than a month away. The public school year will begin on September 6. Our colleges and universities begin their academic year even earlier To prepare for the opening of school Virginia will host a sales tax […]

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