Promoting a safer Virginia
02/27/2015 | News |
As the 2015 General Assembly session comes to an end, I want to applaud my colleagues for the historic passage today of SB 1188, my legislation which creates the first ever standalone sex trafficking statute in Virginia. The bill will now go to the Governor for review, and it is my hope that he will sign it.
SB 1188 is critical to protecting victims and giving law enforcement the necessary tools to combat the pervasive problem of sex trafficking. I especially...Continued »
Legislative Update: Session is Underway
01/22/2015 | News |
Greetings from Richmond! With week two of the 2015 General Assembly session underway, I would like to provide a quick recap of all that happened in week one. Although it was a short week, with session officially kicking off last Wednesday, we had a lot packed into a three-day period. As bills begin making their way through committees, the pace will pick up and the days will get longer. This year is what’s commonly referred to as a “short session,” being that...Continued »
The Governor’s At It Again
01/15/2015 | News |
Last night, both chambers of the General Assembly convened with other government leaders to hear the Governor’s annual “State of the Commonwealth” address. This longstanding tradition serves as an opportunity for Virginia’s highest-ranking public official to recognize past achievements and lay out a vision for the future of the Commonwealth.
Terry McAuliffe did plenty of the former but very little of the latter! Instead of a forward-thinking vision, the...Continued »