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IMPACT OF 2018 VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON EVERYDAY LIFE

By JORDAN PASCALE , Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

The Virginia General Assembly wrapped up last weekend with legislators passing 919 bills. Many are narrow carve-outs affecting a small group of people, like staggering the election of City Council members in the small southwestern town of Buchanan. Others deal with rather trivial things that don’t seem like they need a law – such as the one allowing your kids to bring sunscreen to school without a doctor's note.

VaNews March 19, 2018



LAWMAKERS FROM OUTSIDE HAMPTON ROADS KILL BILL TO ADDRESS COASTAL FLOODING

By JORDAN PASCALE , Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Mostly rural Republican legislators from outside Hampton Roads quickly dispatched a bill early Wednesday morning that would’ve created a regional authority in Hampton Roads to deal with sea level rise, land subsidence and coastal flooding.

VaNews February 22, 2018



BILL WOULD ELIMINATE STATE VETERAN ID CARDS IN VIRGINIA

By JORDAN PASCALE , Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Vets may soon be able to keep a thinner wallet. A state delegate has proposed ditching a state-issued Veteran ID Card in lieu of a veteran designation on a driver’s license.

VaNews February 6, 2018



15 FLIPPED HOUSE SEATS COST HALF OF ALL MONEY SPENT IN VIRGINIA'S MOST EXPENSIVE RACES IN 20 YEARS

By WILL HOUP, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

When state Democrats flipped 15 Republican districts in the November races, they celebrated their best performance in the Virginia House since 1998. But those victories came with a hefty price tag as campaigns on both sides burned through millions more in 2017 than in any other election year over the past two decades.

VaNews January 29, 2018



DELEGATE HOPEFULS MAKE FINAL PITCH IN LOUISA

Central Virginian

Though Melissa Dart and John McGuire are both quite clear about their politics, they have different ways of expressing them on the campaign trail. Dart and McGuire are running on the Democratic and Republican ballots, respectively, as they seek the voters’ nod for the 56th district seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

VaNews November 3, 2017



DEMOCRAT MELISSA DART, REPUBLICAN JOHN MCGUIRE IN RUNNING TO SUCCEED DEL. PETER FARRELL, R-HENRICO

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Thursday was a magnificent evening in Goochland County. Stars were visible in the clear sky and children played football on a school field under the lights, a snap of cold in the air.

VaNews November 1, 2017



6 REPUBLICANS, 2 DEMOCRATS SEEK FARRELL’S SEAT IN THE 56TH DISTRICT

By BILL LUKITSCH, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Eight candidates — six Republicans and two Democrats — are vying in Tuesday’s primaries for a chance to succeed Del. Peter F. Farrell, R-Henrico. Farrell, 33, who has held the seat since 2012, surprised many Virginia politicians when he announced in March that he would not seek re-election.

VaNews June 10, 2017



6 REPUBLICANS, 2 DEMOCRATS SEEK RETIRING DEL. FARRELL'S SEAT

By BILL LUKITSCH, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Eight candidates — six Republicans and two Democrats — are vying in June 13 primaries for a chance to succeed retiring Del. Peter F. Farrell, R-Henrico. Farrell, 33, who has held the seat since 2012, surprised many Virginia politicians when he announced in March that he would not seek re-election.

VaNews May 29, 2017



EIGHT HOUSE OF DELEGATES MEMBERS WON'T SEEK RE-ELECTION; SEVEN REPUBLICANS AND ONE DEMOCRAT

By MICHAEL POPE, WVTF

Eight House members won’t be running again, seven Republicans and one Democrat. Of those seven open Republican seats, Hillary Clinton won four of those districts — an indication that they might be pickup opportunities for Democrats. Quentin Kidd at Christopher Newport University says those four open Republican seats are part of a larger set of races Democrats are intensely focused on.

VaNews April 7, 2017



DENTIST JOINS RACE FOR GOP NOMINATION IN 56TH HOUSE SEAT

By STAFF REPORT, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

A crowded race has gotten even more crowded. Surya Dhakar, a dentist, is running as a Republican for the House of Delegates’ 56th District seat, which is held by Republican Del. Peter Farrell, who is not seeking re-election. Dhakar enters a crowded primary race against fellow Republicans John McGuire, Graven Craig, George Goodwin and Matt C. Pinsker.

VaNews April 4, 2017