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POINDEXTER TO SEEK RE-ELECTION AS DELEGATE

Franklin News-Post

Del. Charles D. Poindexter (R-Franklin County) will seek re-election to the Ninth District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. "I am privileged to serve the people of the Ninth District in the Virginia General Assembly," Poindexter said. "I am proud to represent our rural and small town Virginia values."

VaNews March 28, 2015


PRIMARY TEST FOR A DEMOCRAT WHO BROKE WITH HIS CAUCUS ON MEDICAID EXPANSION

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press

In last year's Medicaid expansion fight, there was lots of rumbling on both sides of the issue to the effect of "Just what 'til voters get a chance to weigh in on what you did." Now, very quietly over in Portsmouth, it looks as if that's about to happen.

VaNews March 28, 2015


MCAULIFFE PROPOSES TIGHTER GIFT LIMITS

By PATRICK WILSON, Virginian-Pilot

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday he's amending ethics legislation passed by the General Assembly to further limit gifts lawmakers can accept from lobbyists. Lawmakers this year passed bills that would limit each gift to $100. However, they came under criticism for perceived loopholes, including the lack of a cap on the number of those $100 gifts.

VaNews March 28, 2015


VA. GOV. MCAULIFFE AMENDS LICENSE PLATE READER BILL, ANGERS LEGISLATORS

By TOM JACKMAN, Washington Post

A move by Virginia legislators to limit the police use of data from automated license plate readers, and “any surveillance technology” used by law enforcement, hit a bump Friday afternoon when Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) amended the General Assembly’s bill, provoking an angry response from the bill’s sponsors and setting up a showdown next month in Richmond.

VaNews March 28, 2015


NORMENT WILL SEEK 7TH TERM IN SENATE

By STEVE VAUGHAN, Virginia Gazette

Sen. Tommy Norment, R-James City, announced Friday he will run for a seventh term in the Virginia Senate this fall. Since he was the only Republican to file for the nomination, Norment is the Republican nominee. As of yet, he has no opponent for general election in November.

VaNews March 28, 2015


KRUPICKA DEPARTING, BUT STILL SEEKING INPUT

Sun Gazette

He’s going – though not yet gone – but Del. Rob Krupicka still wants to hear what’s on the mind of his constituents. Those in Krupicka’s 45th District recently received a mailing asking for their feedback on issues ranging from education funding to campaign finance.

VaNews March 28, 2015


REPUBLICANS PRAISE MCAULIFFE FOR SIGNING BUDGET

By MARGO MAIER, VCU Capital News Service

Republican legislators applauded Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s decision Thursday to sign the 2014-2016 state budget without amendments or vetoes. It was the first time since 1998 that a governor has approved a budget in toto. The budget that the General Assembly passed ahead of schedule this year reduces general fund spending by about $1 billion but includes pay raises for teachers and state employees.

VaNews March 28, 2015


MCAULIFFE VOWS TO AMEND ETHICS BILLS TO CLOSE LOOPHOLES

By LAURA VOZZELLA AND TOM JACKMAN, Washington Post

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday proposed amendments to the state’s newly passed ethics bills, the latest attempt to rein in gift-giving at a state Capitol long used to unlimited freebies. McAuliffe (D) said he will close several loopholes in legislation passed last month by the General Assembly, including one that would allow public officials to accept an unlimited succession of gifts from someone as long as each gift was worth $100 or less.

VaNews March 28, 2015


GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES 113 NEW JOBS

By MARK MATHEWS , Independent-Messenger

Governor Terry McAuliffe held a press conference Monday afternoon at Southside Virginia Community College to announce that 510nano Inc., a developer of renewable energy projects and technologies, will relocate its headquarters and establish a manufacturing operation in Greensville County.

VaNews March 28, 2015


GOVERNOR VETOES GUN BILLS, PROPOSES LOWER GIFT LIMITS

By ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants a $100 aggregate gift cap for state lawmakers and is vetoing several pro-gun bills. McAuliffe told reporters at a Capitol news conference Friday that he was amending a last-minute ethics package lawmakers passed last month

VaNews March 28, 2015