VaNews for Terry Kilgore



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



SWVA. DELEGATION UNHAPPY WITH VCEDA, WILL REPLACE FIVE BOARD MEMBERS

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

Four Southwest Virginia legislators unhappy with the efforts of the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority announced Wednesday that they will replace five of its board members and hire a new marketing director. “With the widespread visibility of the lack of aggressive economic development marketing and lead generation from VCEDA, we can no longer tolerate the same mindset,” the legislators said in a joint statement. ... state Senators Ben Chafin and Bill Carrico and Delegates Terry Kilgore and Todd Pillion, all Republicans, said that since last summer they’ve been talking to VCEDA officials about the direction of economic development in the region.

VaNews February 2, 2017



BILL WOULD RESTRICT LOCAL CONTROL OVER SOME WIRELESS EQUIPMENT

By SEAN TUBBS , Charlottesville Tomorrow/Daily Progress

Legislation before the General Assembly would prohibit localities from regulating the installation of certain wireless communications equipment along urban-area streets and highways. HB 2196, introduced by Del. Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, would make several changes to Virginia code that would restrict cities and counties from passing zoning ordinances to regulate how “small cell facilities” are approved.

VaNews January 28, 2017



BUDGET AMENDMENTS WOULD AID RURAL SCHOOLS

Washington County News

State lawmakers, including members of the Southwest Virginia delegation, are working with area school systems to provide some budget relief. A trio of proposed budget amendments emerged last week after both sides met in Richmond. Lawmakers included Delegates Todd Pillion, R-Abingdon; Israel O’Quinn, R-Bristol; Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City; speaker of the House and members of the Senate Finance Committee. The discussions included declining enrollment in areas hit hard by job losses, including the coalfields and ways to save school divisions money.

VaNews January 27, 2017



VA. DEL KILGORE CALLS FOR PREDATORY LENDING STUDY

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Saying (once again) that something needs to be done to address the regular flow of predatory lending bills crossing his desk as chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee, Del. Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, pulled his own proposal to crack down on Internet loans and called for lenders, consumer advocates and legislators to get together after the General Assembly session to work on a comprehensive reform.

VaNews January 20, 2017



LAWMAKERS DISCUSS POSSIBLE FUNDING FOR COALFIELDS EXPRESSWAY

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

The Coalfields Expressway could get a financial jumpstart if new legislation is approved by the General Assembly. Members of the Southwest Virginia legislative delegation touted the importance of the proposed road Tuesday in response to a caller’s question, during a telephone town hall hosted by Delegate Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City. About 2,400 people dialed into the annual call-in program that also included Sen. Bill Carrico, R-Fries; Sen. Ben Chafin, R-St. Paul; Delegate Israel O’Quinn, R-Bristol and Delegate Todd Pillion, R-Abingdon. “The Coalfields Expressway’s time has come,” Chafin said during the call.

VaNews January 18, 2017



STATE SUPPORT FOR THE ARTS A MATTER OF HAVING A STORY WORTH TELLING

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

Maintaining or increasing state support for the arts is often a matter of having a story worth telling, area lawmakers said Tuesday. Four members of the Southwest Virginia delegation — state Sen. Bill Carrico, R-Fries, and Delegates Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, Todd Pillion, R-Abingdon, and Israel O’Quinn, R-Bristol — participated in a discussion about arts funding in the face of a state budget crunch.

VaNews December 7, 2016



FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE NAMED FINANCE CHAIR OF VIRGINIA GOP

By PATRICK WILSON, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Jerry Kilgore, who was Virginia's attorney general from 2002 to 2005, will be the new finance chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. "Attorney General Kilgore has been on the front lines of the grassroots conservative movement for his entire adult life" party Chairman John Whitbeck said in a statement sent to news media.

VaNews April 11, 2016



AREA GOP LAWMAKERS REACT TO CLINTON’S REMARKS ON COAL

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

Two area GOP lawmakers reacted sharply Monday to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s weekend comments about coal mining, linking her stance to that of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Clinton was quoted as saying “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business,” during a presidential town hall event at Columbus, Ohio. Her remarks dealt with the decline of coal and that U.S. power generation is shifting to other sources. ... State Delegate Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, and Sen. Bill Carrico, R-Galax, released statements Monday criticizing Clinton.

VaNews March 15, 2016