Articles by: Marcus Simon

Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

November 16, 2016 6:54 PM0 comments

There’s colors on the street Red, white and blue… Keep on rockin’ in the free world, Keep on rockin’ in the free world. – Neil Young, “Keep on Rockin’ in The Free World” Ready for some good news from the 2016 Elections? President Elect Donald Trump received a mere 1,324 […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

October 19, 2016 6:35 PM0 comments

A few weeks ago, Virginia House Republicans held a press call in which they succeeded in getting newspapers to report on a two-week old incident where a single individual in Harrisonburg, Virginia is alleged to have submitted voter registrations on behalf of people who are in fact dead. The State […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

September 15, 2016 8:06 AM0 comments

For over two years, the I-66 project has been a major topic of conversation in our community. Perhaps even longer than that if you consider previous concerns over traffic and commuting. After many community meetings and plan revisions, the Governor and senior VDOT officials unveiled the first phase of the […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

August 17, 2016 8:55 PM0 comments

As we near the end of August, many Falls Church and Virginia families will engage in one of those rites of passage that some of us look forward to and others may dread: packing up their cars and making the road trip to drop off a child at college for […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

July 20, 2016 7:13 PM0 comments

Earlier this week prefiling of bills resumed for the 2017 House of Delegates Session. The House Majority Caucus decided to highlight the introduction of HB 1392, a duplicate version of a measure Governor McAuliffe vetoed in 2016, which would put guns in the hands of civilians inside our schools. It’s […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

June 16, 2016 8:14 AM0 comments

As hard as it may be to believe, 2016 is nearly half over already. July 1, 2016 is not only the mid-point of the year (and it’s not only my birthday) it’s also the day that all the new laws Virginia General Assembly passed and the Governor signed become law […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

May 18, 2016 6:44 PM0 comments

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) The Board of Visitors at George Mason University recently sold the naming rights to the University’s law school to Charles Koch and an anonymous friend in […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

April 20, 2016 5:30 PM0 comments

Yesterday, the General Assembly completed the 2016 Reconvene Session wherein we voted on the Governor’s 32 vetoes and recommendations. This being the first year of the 2016-2018 Biennial Budget, we also reviewed the Governor’s additional recommendations for the budget. As a member of the House of Delegates I work hard […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

March 16, 2016 7:43 PM0 comments

I wrapped up my third legislative session in Richmond last week. Virginia’s General Assembly meets for 60 days every even numbered year, and 45 days every odd year. This being 2016, we adjourned at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016 after adopting a biennial budget, 59 days after we […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

February 17, 2016 7:03 PM0 comments

The 2016 General Assembly Session has officially reached the halfway point known as Crossover, the deadline for each house to complete work on their own bills before sending them down the hall to the other chamber. Last week, committees and subcommittees worked diligently to hear all the legislation in time […]

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