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7-year sentence imposed for theft from campaign, others

Associated Press

A former lawyer has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for embezzling more than $1.6 million from groups including the campaign fund of Virginia Senate Majority Leader Richard Saslaw.

VaNews January 25, 2020

Northam's transportation package seeks to stabilize shaky revenue stream

By AMY FRIEDENBERGER, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

The Northam administration has rolled out transportation legislation as the governor continues to build on major transportation policies accomplished during his two years as governor. House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn and Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw, both Democrats from Fairfax, are carrying the legislation on behalf of Gov. Ralph Northam.

VaNews January 18, 2020

Northam has big plans for transportation

By MICHAEL MARTZ, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Gov. Ralph Northam has more in mind for transportation than raising taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel. Much more. Legislation introduced for the governor by House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn and Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw, both Democrats from Fairfax County, also would: make failure to wear a seat belt a primary traffic offense, meaning a driver could be cited for that alone;

VaNews January 15, 2020

Legislation to repeal some Virginia right-to-work protections introduced by Senate majority leader


Virginia Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw, D-Fairfax, introduced legislation that would repeal some of the commonwealth’s right-to-work protections, which have been in effect for more than 70 years. Currently, Virginia’s right-to-work laws prohibit compulsory union dues for private sector workers who are not members of a union. Although Senate Bill 427 would not permit an employer to charge full dues for non-union workers, it would permit an employer to charge partial dues as a condition of employment.

VaNews January 11, 2020

D.C. mayor urges Va. lawmakers to pass gun measures

By CLARENCE WILLIAMS, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) waded into Virginia politics Wednesday as she urged fellow Democratic leaders, newly in control of the state legislature, to follow through on promises to pass gun-control measures to help her city combat surging violent crime. In a letter to Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax) and Senate Majority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax), Bowser named Virginia as a primary source state for guns used in city crimes.

VaNews January 10, 2020

Virginia moderates thwart liberals with limits to progressive wish list

By STEPHEN DINAN, Washington Times

Sen. Richard L. Saslaw, a Democrat from Fairfax County, has been waiting 26 years for his party to regain unified control of state government in Virginia. On Wednesday, he got his chance.

VaNews January 9, 2020

Senate Democrats pick Saslaw to be majority leader for 2020 session

By MEL LEONOR, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Senate Democrats, who will hold a slim majority in the General Assembly’s upper chamber when the 2020 session begins in January, on Wednesday elected Sen. Dick Saslaw of Fairfax County as the next majority leader and re-elected Sen. Mamie Locke of Hampton as the caucus chair.

VaNews November 21, 2019

Lawyer found guilty of defrauding Virginia legislator, autism group

By RACHEL WEINER, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

An attorney and former police officer was found guilty Friday in Alexandria federal court of defrauding his former employer, an autism education organization and the campaign of a Virginia Democratic political leader. David Miller, 70, conspired with his wife to embezzle more than $1.5 million by creating fake law firms that siphoned funds from then-Senate Majority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax), SkyLink Aviation, and the Community College Consortium on Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.

VaNews October 7, 2019

McAuliffe and Saslaw, at Richmond home of Joe Morrissey, say Democrats need him on their team

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Two of the men who run Virginia’s Democratic Party came to the Richmond home of Joe Morrissey on Wednesday to host a fundraiser for him and make nice with a politician who ousted a Democratic state senator in a primary.

VaNews October 3, 2019

NRA Says Its Goal is to "Protect the 2nd Amendment" in Special Session


The National Rifle Association shooting range is tucked away in a leafy suburban corner of Fairfax County just outside the Beltway. It’s an area represented by Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw and Democratic Delegate Mark Keam, not exactly friendly lawmakers to the NRA’s cause. One of the potential reforms they’ll consider in the upcoming special session is a ban on silencers. The NRA calls them suppressors.

VaNews July 8, 2019