This year, Virginia celebrates 400 years and the title of the longest continuously serving legislative body in the Americas.
Author: Dick Saslaw
Summer is rapidly coming to an end. Soon school sports will start practice, swim team will conclude, and the easiest commute in the region begins for a short period of time. Many improvement projects in the area are ongoing, and the Metro platform work appears to be on time for […]
With the June primary behind us summer is officially here. Children are out of school and the hometown parades for the Fourth of July are happening. I commend our forefathers for their work on our democratic experiment. Their vision and thoughtful discourse are the cornerstones our of nation and why […]
Thank you for your vote in the Democratic Primary. I’ve spent the last year visiting with neighbors and heard what issues matter most in our community. Common themes emerged — a thriving economy, good stewardship of taxpayers’ money with strategic investments in public education and infrastructure, as well as curbing […]
This November, we have an opportunity to take the majority in both the Senate and House of Delegates. Based on what I am hearing as I visit with neighbors in our community, it appears as though you are ready for the change.
It’s been six weeks since legislators left the Capitol for their home districts. I appreciate the warm reception I am receiving as I visit with constituents. It is gratifying to hear support for the work we did during one of the most unprecedented General Assembly sessions. At no time did […]
The 2019 legislative session officially ended nearly two weeks ago. We will gather in Richmond again on April 3 for the reconvene session. I have the privilege of serving the 35th District as well as serving as a senior member on the Senate Finance Committee and as a budget conferee […]
The Senate Finance Committee unanimously adopted its spending plan. It will be taken up by the full committee this week. Highlights of the Senate proposed budget include: Funding to secure a long-overdue 5-percent raise for our K-12 teachers; $10 million for school counselors; $15.5 million for undergraduate need-based financial aid; […]
Happy New Year. 2019 is sure shaping up to be an exciting year and I’m eager to get to work during the upcoming General Assembly This year’s session begins on Jan. 9. The Senate Democratic caucus stands at 18 with a special election to fill Congresswoman-elect Jennifer Wexton’s seat occurring […]
December is a particularly busy month that is packed with holiday celebrations and a number of meetings for members of the General Assembly. Engaged constituents reach out to share their concerns and/or support for potential legislation and funding matters. Many of the interim study groups and commissions are wrapping up […]