Articles by: Marcus Simon

Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

November 14, 2018 7:11 PM0 comments

Election night 2018 reminded me a lot of Election night 2017, only on a larger scale. In Virginia we love elections so much we have them every year, and so in 2017 we were the first place in the country to hold elections during the Trump presidency. Democrats did remarkably […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

October 17, 2018 7:41 PM0 comments

Over the last two weeks we’ve seen the best and worst of our Falls Church and Fairfax community. The worst in the ugly, vile painting of 19 swastikas on the Jewish Community Center on Little River Turnpike. And the best in the overwhelmingly positive and supportive response to that incident […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

September 19, 2018 5:53 PM0 comments

It’s that time of year when it’s still blazing hot outside, but the kids are back at school and all the stores are showcasing their Halloween and fall decorations. Makes it seem like time is passing way too fast. Another way you can tell it’s fall is that your beloved […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

August 15, 2018 7:31 PM0 comments

As many of us hit the road for August vacations, whether it’s a week at the beach, or a long weekend in the mountains, one of the toughest questions to answer is what time to leave town, to try and avoid spending half your vacation stuck in traffic. Personally, I […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

July 18, 2018 6:21 PM0 comments

July is the month that most of the new laws approved by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor officially become law. However, because many of us have probably been busy watching the World Cup, it’s possible that some of these changes went unnoticed. So let me highlight some […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

June 21, 2018 10:49 AM0 comments

What’s next? Now that the Virginia General Assembly passed a budget that expands Medicaid in Virginia, and the Governor has signed it, what will be the next defining battle between partisans in an extremely narrowly divided General Assembly? That’s the question I’ve been getting most lately. The conversation usually starts […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

May 17, 2018 11:00 AM0 comments

Earlier this week, I stopped by Larry Graves Park for a T-ball game between the Delegate Marcus Simon Nationals and their not-so-bitter-rivals the Merrifield Orthodontics Nationals. (Thanks to a sponsorship agreement with Washington’s Major League Baseball team, every team in Falls Church Kiwanis Little League is named the Nationals.) It […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

April 18, 2018 7:24 PM0 comments

The Virginia General Assembly is supposed to be a part time job. That’s what I keep telling my partners. We meet for 60 days in even numbered years and 45 days in odd numbered years because we adopt a biennial budget during the even years. We meet one day in […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

March 15, 2018 2:39 PM0 comments

The 2018 General Assembly regular session ended last week, though we are far from finished with our legislative work. Republican leaders in the House and Senate failed to come to a budget agreement, and so we adjourned without passing the biennial budget sent. Those same leaders refused to consider any […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

February 14, 2018 6:45 PM0 comments

This year’s General Assembly session is now past the halfway point, with Tuesday’s crossover day now behind us. I knew coming in to the session that it would be different than any of my previous four. After all, we have a new Governor, a new Speaker, and 19 new members, […]

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