VaNews for Terry Kilgore



FAR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA DELEGATION RETURNING TO RICHMOND

By ROBERT SORRELL, Bristol Herald Courier (Metered Paywall - 12 articles a month)

Three incumbent House of Delegates members from far Southwest Virginia held off challengers and will return to Richmond next session following Tuesday’s general election.

VaNews November 9, 2017



THREE DELEGATES FACING CHALLENGES IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

By ROBERT SORRELL, Bristol Herald Courier (Metered Paywall - 12 articles a month)

Three seats in the House of Delegates are up for grabs on Tuesday in far Southwest Virginia. In the 1st District, incumbent Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, faces Democrat Alicia Kallen of Pound. Both candidates have extensively toured Lee County, Norton, Scott County and Wise County and purchased advertising in recent weeks.

VaNews November 4, 2017



LAWMAKERS, ADMINISTRATION SPAR OVER ROAD FUNDING

By DAVID MCGEE, Bristol Herald Courier (Metered Paywall - 12 articles a month)

Southwest Virginia lawmakers sparred with Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration Friday over a federal highway grant program and the Coalfields Expressway.

VaNews October 14, 2017



PUMPED STORAGE GETS SUPPORT

Coalfield Progress

As of Tuesday night, all eight coalfield localities have adopted resolutions supporting hydroelectric pumped storage facilities and the concept of a regional revenue sharing agreement, according to a press release from state Dels. Terry Kilgore and Todd Pillion and state Sen. Ben Chafin. This includes the counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell and Wise and the city of Norton.

VaNews August 11, 2017



KILGORE: IT IS TIME TO TAKE A GAMBLE IN VIRGINIA'S POOREST JURISDICTIONS

By FRANK KILGORE, Published in the Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 20 articles a month)

Many individuals and well-meaning organizations oppose gambling as a job creating resource but for all the downsides that may be cited there are few things more degrading and stressful than the lack of jobs and hope. Such poverty manifests itself into increased domestic violence, broken families, drug use, mass incarcerations and cyclical generations of children whose options in life are limited from birth.

Frank Kilgore is an attorney, author and community activist in St. Paul, a coalfield river town in the process of repurposing itself through eco-tourism, higher ed and downtown revitalization.

VaNews July 24, 2017



KILGORE CHALLENGED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADE

By JEFF LESTER AND GLENN GANNAWAY, Coalfield Progress

This fall, a Democrat will give veteran state Del. Terry Kilgore his first electoral challenge in a decade. In a press release Friday morning, Alicia Kallen, a Big Stone Gap native, announced that she will formally declare her candidacy Monday at 6 p.m. during a Democratic nomination event at Jonesville Middle School. Kilgore, a Gate City Republican, has served in the state House since 1994.

VaNews June 10, 2017



KILGORE, CHAFIN AND PILLION: UNIQUE HYDRO PROJECTS WOULD HELP COALFIELDS

By TERRY KILGORE, BEN CHAFIN AND TODD PILLION, Published in the Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 20 articles a month)

As legislators who represent Southwest Virginia, we all read the recent editorial in this paper (“We Need Big Ideas for the Coalfields” May 30) with great interest. We call the coalfield region home, and we know, firsthand, the challenges facing this special part of our Commonwealth. Regular readers of The Roanoke Times can tick them off right along with us: the decline of coal, addiction, lack of infrastructure, geographic isolation and on and on.

Terry Kilgore, Ben Chafin and Todd Pillion Kilgore and Pillion represent parts of Southwest Virginia in the House of Delegates. Chafin represents part of Southwest Virginia in the state Senate.

VaNews June 5, 2017



GOVERNOR NIXES NEW MARKETING PROPOSAL

By JEFF LESTER, Coalfield Progress

Gov. Terry McAuliffe opposes taking $500,000 per year for three years from the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority to create a new job-creation marketing entity serving the same region. McAuliffe this week submitted his proposed amendments to the state budget, including one that reverses the VCEDA-funded marketing initiative that was proposed by Del. Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, and Sen. Bill Carrico, R-Fries.

VaNews March 31, 2017



DROPPED GUN STORE LAWSUIT HELPS BRING VA. BILL TO PROTECT PROTESTERS

By CHRIS TEALE, ArlNow

The lawsuit against 64 people who spoke in opposition to Nova Armory, the Lyon Park gun store, helped provide the impetus for a state bill to protect protesters from similar court action. House Bill 1941, introduced by southwest Virginia Del. Terry Kilgore (R-1) and co-patroned by local Del. Mark Levine (D-45), provides immunity from a lawsuit to anyone who speaks out on a matter of public concern, unless they knowingly make false statements.

VaNews March 8, 2017



GOVERNOR VETOS COAL TAX CREDIT BILL FOR THIRD YEAR IN ROW

By CARMEN FORMAN, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 20 articles a month)

Continuing a trend, Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill to reinstate coal tax credits Tuesday. Citing the “ineffectiveness” of the credit offered to coal mine owners and coal-buying power companies, McAuliffe vetoed the bill by Del. Terry Kilgore, R-Scott, that would have reinstated up to $7.3 million in tax credits.

VaNews February 23, 2017