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IN CROZET, LANDES DISCUSSES GUNS AND SCHOOL SAFETY

By RUTH SERVEN SMITH, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, hosted a town hall in Crozet on Saturday that focused mostly on gun and school safety, but he also dove briefly into the scandals engulfing top officials in Richmond.

VaNews February 10, 2019



BILL ADJUSTING COUNSELORS TIME ADVANCES

By JESSICA WETZLER, Daily News Record (Subscription Required)

A step toward improving school safety was taken Wednesday morning as legislators voted to push Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, bill requiring school counselors to spend 80 percent of their time counseling students to the House floor. Landes was appointed to the Select Committee on School Safety last year, designed to propose legislation that would improve safety in schools.

VaNews January 18, 2019



GOVERNOR, WESTERN VIRGINIA LAWMAKERS BACK TOLLS TO FIX I-81

By JEFF STURGEON, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Gov. Ralph Northam came out Tuesday in favor of charging tolls on Interstate 81 to fund $2.2 billion in proposed safety and reliability improvements on the Western Virginia interstate built in the 1960s. Northam and key regional lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to begin to tackle I-81’s longstanding issues in Virginia,

VaNews January 9, 2019



LANDES HOSPITALIZED, POSTPONES CROZET TOWN HALL

Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, has postponed a town hall meeting in Crozet after being hospitalized for an allergic reaction. Landes was scheduled to host a meeting at the Crozet Library on Saturday morning ahead of the 2019 General Assembly session.

VaNews December 31, 2018



DEL. LANDES CROZET TOWN HALL MEETING POSTPONED DUE TO HOSPITALIZATION

By LAURA PETERS, News Leader (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, has postponed his Saturday town hall meeting due to a hospital stay, according to a release from William T. Wrobleski, Landes' communications director. "Delegate Landes has postponed the December 29th Town Hall Meeting in Crozet," the statement said. "Delegate Landes had an adverse allergic reaction requiring admission to the hospital.

VaNews December 31, 2018



LAWMAKER: VIRGINIA ERRED BY PAYING NORFOLK SOUTHERN TO RELOCATE ROANOKE JOBS

By JEFF STURGEON, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

The McAuliffe administration erred in 2016 by issuing Norfolk Southern Corp. a state grant for moving hundreds of high-paying jobs from Roanoke to a consolidated head office in Norfolk, according to a state lawmaker who doubts that an identical proposal would fly today. Because the $1.9 million grant yielded no net increase in jobs, “it really went contrary to what had been pretty much the practice of our economic development fund,” said Del. Steve Landes, R-Augusta.

VaNews December 17, 2018



LANDES AND BELL DISCUSS REDISTRICTING AND EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

By DAVID PETTYJOHN, News Virginian

During Wednesday’s Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce (GARCC) 2018 Legislative Breakfast, Delegates Steven Landes (R-Weyers Cave) and Richard “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) took questions from the attendees of the event. Two key questions drew the most interest during the question-and-answer session, which was moderated by John Bowers, the senior vice president of commercial lending of First Banks & Trust and the Voice of Business Chair on the GARCC Board of Directors. The questions were about the potential for Virginia to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and the possibility of redrawing the districts for electing new delegates.

VaNews December 13, 2018



LAWMAKERS TALK I-81, EDUCATION

By IAN MUNRO, Daily News Record (Subscription Required)

Three state lawmakers representing parts of the Shenandoah Valley discussed a wide range of issues they hope to tackle in the upcoming General Assembly session with local business leaders on Wednesday. Dels. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, and Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, and Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, spoke to about 50 people at a presession legislative breakfast at the James Madison University Festival Conference and Student Center.

VaNews December 7, 2018



DEL. LANDES VISITS STAUNTON, TALKS ABOUT RESOLUTIONS TO I-81 PROBLEMS

By MACKENZIE LEE, WHSV

Virginia Delegate Steve Landes (R-25th) was in Staunton Wednesday, visiting the Virginia Department of Transportation's Transportation Operations Center and joining the safety service patrol for a ride along. Landes says the new technology the traffic operation center has is helping to identify problem areas on our local highways, like interstates 81, 64 and 66. He says they're also finding ways to help people avoid those areas when crashes do happen and to get first responders on the scene quickly.

VaNews November 1, 2018



HOUSE REPUBLICANS INTRODUCE BILL TO EASE COSTS OF COLLEGE SAVINGS PLANS

By REEMA AMIN, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

A bill introduced Wednesday would limit the extra dollars Virginians must pay to fund prepaid college savings plans — an attempt by two House Republicans to make college slightly more affordable.

VaNews August 9, 2018