The legislative process in Virginia is almost exactly like what you remember from the Schoolhouse Rock video with the singing scroll of paper known as Bill. You remember him, right?
Author: Marcus Simon
In 2014 when I arrived in Richmond for my first session, I was assigned to two committees: Militia, Police and Public Safety, and the Committee on Science and Technology.
Now that my party is in the majority, we have an awesome responsibility to govern, and to legislate knowing that the bills we propose in January are likely to become laws this July.
Tuesday night we saw the blue tide continue to rise, reaching a new tipping point.
Besides having World Series playoff fever, I think my Nationals fandom may hold some hints for how to cure what ails us as a nation.
This is the opportunity the governor has to craft a budget that is a statement of his values and priorities, hopefully with the support of a like-minded General Assembly.
Let’s indulge in a little bit of time travel. Come with me, to July 1, 2020, in a world where control of the General Assembly has flipped…
If you are wondering how seriously Republicans in the General Assembly took Governor Northam’s special session call to address gun violence here in the Commonwealth, you can start watching the “Lion King” on Netflix. By the time the closing credits wrap on this movie designed not to exceed the attention […]
Hundreds of new laws went into effect on July 1, 2019 across the Commonwealth of Virginia, on topics ranging from public safety to transportation, health care and the environment, to education and taxation.
I can’t tell you all how glad I am to have the primary election behind us. Picking amongst my fellow Democrats is almost like asking me to pick a favorite family member. On any given day I may have a preference, but I never want them to know that. This […]