Articles by: Marcus Simon

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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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

January 21, 2016 8:47 AM0 comments

The 2016 General Assembly session is underway. This year is a long session, lasting 60 days, during which the General Assembly will pass a biennial state budget based largely on the budget proposed by Governor Terry McAuliffe. We will also hold committee meetings and subcommittee meetings to consider more than […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

December 16, 2015 6:48 PM0 comments

The Governor is in Richmond today to present his 2016-2018 two year budget plan to the joint money committees of the House and Senate. Some details have been released in advance, and thanks to an improving economy we can look forward to substantial increases in K-12 education funding, funding for […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

November 18, 2015 7:08 PM0 comments

With another election behind us, I am free to once again turn my attention to solving problems faced by Virginians in their everyday lives, with a particular focus on making sure someone is looking out for those who may not be in a position to look out for themselves. Earlier […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

September 16, 2015 8:58 PM0 comments

Earlier this year Chairman Sharon Bulova invited me to serve on the Fairfax County Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission. My hope was that, as a member of the House Militia Police and Public Safety committee I would be in a position to pursue any legislative changes recommended by the […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

August 19, 2015 5:33 PM0 comments

The best movies always have quotable dialogue and a plot twist that you never see coming. From campy horror flicks like “Scream” to thought-provoking dramas like “Fight Club,” these movies follow a script that everyone seems to recognize in the beginning, but then takes a sharp turn, changing the direction […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

July 15, 2015 4:03 PM1 comment

We’re in the money, We’re in the money; We’ve got a lot of what it takes to get along! – 42nd Street Soundtrack, “We’re In The Money” All right…that’s probably a bit of an overstatement – although the news is much better than it was one year ago when I […]

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