State lawmakers will consider whether to give Henry County and Martinsville residents the opportunity to vote on reversion during the 2020 legislative session.
Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville) has introduced three bills in the General Assembly concerning Martinsville’s ability to surrender its city charter and become a town within the county. Martinsville City Council voted unanimously in December to start the reversion process to address what officials say is an unsustainable financial situation.
It’s uncertain when Danville City Council’s request for a referendum on a local sales tax increase to pay for school improvements will be voted on during the 2020 General Assembly session.
“I’m not quite sure yet,” Del. Danny Marshall, R-Danville, said, adding that committees have not yet been appointed.
Marshall filed the bill, House Bill 486, on Jan. 3 that seeks permission for referendums to be held in Danville, Pittsylvania County and Henry County asking voters to approve a 1% increase in the local sales tax
In the view of Del. Danny Marshall, R- Danville, marijuana is a drug just like alcohol, which is why he supports the decriminalization of marijuana proposed by Gov. Ralph Northam.
“This is a step that’s comfortable for me at this particular point,” he said of voting in favor of the proposal.
On Friday morning, Northam unveiled his new criminal justice reform agenda for the 2020 General Assembly.
Danny Marshall moves into double digits when it comes to terms served: Tuesday night, he won his 10th term as Delegate in the 14th District House race.
Marshall, a Republican, easily slid past his challenger, political newcomer Eric Stamps, with 61.3% of the vote to Stamps’ 38.6. Marshall’s margin in Henry County was more than 2-to-1.
Democrat Eric Stamps faces a formidable, established opponent in nine-term incumbent Republican Del. Danny Marshall in the 14th District House race.
The district, which includes all of Danville and parts of Pittsylvania and Henry counties, leans heavily Republican and repeatedly has reelected Marshall.
Four candidates for the Virginia General Assembly spoke at a public forum at Danville Community College on Thursday night.
For the 14th District, which includes pieces of Danville, Henry and Pittsylvania counties, Democratic challenger Eric Stamps and incumbent Republican Danny Marshall spoke about their platforms and goals.
After the federal farm bill opened up the world of industrial hemp, Virginia policymakers are exploring how to change state laws and regulations to make it easier for farmers to pursue a new cash crop.
The farm bill President Donald Trump signed in December lifted restrictions on the cultivation of hemp, long touted for its potential uses as a fiber but tightly controlled due to its kinship with marijuana.