Articles by: Marcus Simon

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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Here’s New Things Virginians Can & Can’t Do As of July 1

July 8, 2015 7:19 PM1 comment

You may not have noticed it yet, dear reader, but on July 1 of this year your life probably changed, at least a little, as new laws went into effect across Virginia. Not all of us may notice the change right away, but for others, the changes are more impactful.

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

June 17, 2015 6:10 PM0 comments

Here in Falls Church, with our proximity to the Nation’s Capitol, I find a lot of my constituents are more interested in national politics than state and local affairs. I’m often asked what higher office I plan to run for in the future, with the assumption being that I couldn’t […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

May 20, 2015 6:06 PM1 comment

This month’s Richmond report contains no update from the General Assembly, which completed its work last month. Instead, I will turn my attention to another large and powerful state entity, one that arguably has an even greater impact on our day to day lives – the Virginia Department of Transportation […]

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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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