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VaNews for 2019 State Senate - District 9 - Regular General



LEGISLATORS CONTINUE TO ADDRESS HIGH EVICTION RATES IN VIRGINIA

By JASON BOLEMAN, VCU Capital News Service

Scholars, lawyers and lawmakers are still grappling with high eviction rates in Virginia and how to enact solutions. A panel Thursday at Virginia Commonwealth University addressed the Eviction Lab at Princeton University’s findings that five cities in Virginia ranked in the top 10 for national eviction rates, including Richmond, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Chesapeake. The local eviction rates ranged from 11.4% in Richmond to 7.9% in Chesapeake. The rate represents the number of evictions per 100 rental homes in an area.

VaNews October 1, 2019



AFTER SCANDALS, TWO NEW PACS FORM TO FILL THE FUNDRAISING GAP

By MECHELLE HANKERSON, Virginia Mercury

Sen. Jennifer McClellan’s new political action committee isn’t for a gubernatorial run — at least not yet. The Richmond Democrat launched Virginia United this week with the goal of helping capture the General Assembly.

VaNews May 8, 2019



VA. STATE SEN. MCCLELLAN LAUNCHES PAC — POSSIBLY SIGNALING A BID FOR GOVERNOR

By LAURA VOZZELLA, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

State Sen. Jennifer L. McClellan has launched a new political action committee intended to help Democrats win control of the state House and Senate in the fall — and perhaps advance her own chances in a potential bid for statewide office in 2021.

VaNews May 7, 2019



‘UNDERLYING BEHAVIOR’ KEY IN REMEDYING SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS DISPARITY, LAWMAKER SAYS

By MELISSA HIPOLIT, WTVR

A recently released report found black students in Virginia are being suspended at an alarming rate. Several years after State Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) requested that school divisions in the Commonwealth keep suspension data to see if there are disparities when it comes to who is getting suspended, she said the numbers continue to concern her.

VaNews October 27, 2018