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Maloney to challenge Loupassi in the 68th House district

By OLYMPIA MEOLA , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

John Maloney, a Richmond financial adviser, has filed to run as an independent for the 68th House of Delegates district seat held by Del. G. Manoli Loupassi, a Republican. Though this is Maloney’s first run for elected office, he’s been a vocal advocate for legislation in recent years, including a bill that passed in 2011 to require health insurers to cover some treatments for autistic children ages 2 to 6.

VaNews October 19, 2012


House vote sinks openly gay judicial nominee

By BOB LEWIS, Associated Press

The House of Delegates, voting in Tuesday's early morning hours, blocked an openly gay Richmond prosecutor from appointment to a General District Court judgeship in the city. Tracy Thorne-Begland received 33 yes votes, 31 no votes - all from Republicans - and 10 abstentions in his bid to become what gay-rights advocates said would have been Virginia's first openly gay jurist. Twenty-six House members, including seven Democrats, did not vote.

VaNews May 15, 2012


Loupassi asks McDonnell to combat designer drug

By OLYMPIA MEOLA , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

A Richmond-area lawmaker is asking Gov. Bob McDonnell to amend legislation before him to address a designer drug that is turning up in Chesterfield County.

VaNews March 20, 2012


Va. GOP seeks crackdown on jobless benefits

By WESLEY P. HESTER AND JIM NOLAN, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

What happens when the music stops? For some symphony musicians in Virginia, it's time to collect unemployment. But now, Del. G. Manoli Loupassi, R-Richmond, is sponsoring legislation that would deny active symphony orchestra performers unemployment benefits between orchestra seasons.

VaNews January 24, 2012


Loupassi would bar jobless benefits for orchestras

By WESLEY P. HESTER , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Del. G. Manoli Loupassi, R-Richmond, is sponsoring legislation that would deny active symphony orchestra performers unemployment benefits between orchestra seasons. House Bill 1254 would make symphony performers between orchestra seasons ineligible for unemployment between orchestra seasons if they performed during the last season and plan to perform in the upcoming season.

VaNews January 24, 2012


Virginia legislation takes on Latino flavor

By KATHY ADAMS, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

When Isabel Castillo was 6 years old, her parents brought her across the border from Mexico, settling in Virginia. But it wasn't until her senior year of high school that she realized her status as an illegal immigrant would disqualify her for in-state tuition at state colleges and jeopardize her dream of earning a degree, she said.

VaNews January 18, 2012


Local legislation trickling in for General Assembly session

By WESLEY P. HESTER, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

What do local legislators have up their sleeves for this year's General Assembly session that convenes Wednesday? Not much so far. Of the 20 legislators who represent the Richmond area, only seven had introduced bills as of Sunday.

VaNews January 9, 2012


Loupassi bill would equalize RMA board makeup

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

The Richmond Metropolitan Authority once again is taking center stage in the debate over the future of regional cooperation in the metropolitan area. Del. G. Manoli Loupassi, R-Richmond, has introduced legislation to give equal representation on the authority's board of directors, despite more than four decades of Richmond dominance because of the heavy price paid by the city in establishing the local toll road system.

VaNews January 2, 2012


Five Richmond-area incumbents face challengers

By OLYMPIA MEOLA , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

The state Senate's new 22nd district is the marquee race for the Richmond region, but several incumbents in the area could face a challenge this fall. Five people who have filed to seek House of Delegates and state Senate seats in the area are waiting to find out if they qualify for the ballot. The Virginia State Board of Elections will certify the primary results on Tuesday, and the staff hopes to certify additional candidates by Wednesday.

VaNews September 6, 2011