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Medicaid, gay marriage, mental health focus at town hall

Prince William Today

One is a Republican and the other a Democrat, but state Del. Rich Anderson and Sen. George Barker don’t let party affiliation get in the way of what’s become an annual tradition.

VaNews January 30, 2014

In bellwether district, Va. governor’s race stews in aftermath of federal shutdown

By MARC FISHER, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Rich Anderson knocks on doors seven days a week, for at least two hours a day. He’s not selling anything. He’s listening. After 30 years in the Air Force, he’s used to straight talk. But what Anderson, a Republican who represents 80,000 residents of Prince William County in the Virginia legislature, is hearing these days is blunt to the max.

VaNews October 21, 2013

Del. Anderson hosting town hall meeting on sequestration

Prince William Today

Del. Richard L. Anderson, R-51st, is hosting a town hall meeting about federal sequestration on Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Ridge Baptist Church. The event comes as Virginia is working to mitigate the effects of the federal sequestration on residents of Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.

VaNews August 22, 2013

Transportation becomes key issue in 51st district

By DAN ROEM, Prince William Times

As a general rule of politics, candidates running for office for the first time aren't supposed to say that they support higher taxes. In the wake of the landmark transportation bill that passed the General Assembly last month with bipartisan support, however, that dynamic has changed in Northern Virginia. On Sunday afternoon, Roy Reed Heddleston sat down for an interview at his Woodbridge home to discuss his candidacy for the 51st House of Delegates district.

VaNews March 14, 2013

Va. House panel rejects youth sports concussions bil

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

An effort to require youth sports leagues to develop concussion training, evaluation and treatment policies failed today in a House subcommittee, though a similar effort remains alive in the Senate. HB1719 by Del. Rich Anderson, R-Prince William County, would have replaced a law passed in 2010 requiring the Board of Education to develop guidelines for “concussion education, awareness, and management” for public school athletes and expanded the code to include sports groups that use public property.

VaNews January 25, 2013

Delegates advance 'personhood' bill

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

Delegates racing to meet today's crossover deadline granted preliminary approval Monday to a slew of contentious bills that would, among other things, define life as beginning at conception, require an ultrasound before an abortion and expand eligibility for the death penalty.

VaNews February 14, 2012

Bill mandating citizenship checks wins House approval

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

A bill to require citizenship checks of every person arrested in Virginia sailed out of the House of Delegates on a 75-25 vote after one last, lengthy debate.

VaNews February 15, 2012

House advances bill on arrested citizenship inquiries

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

Legislation to require citizenship checks of everyone arrested in Virginia is likely Senate-bound after preliminary approval today from House of Delegates, a day ahead of the deadline for each chamber to complete work on its legislation.

VaNews February 14, 2012

Subcommittee No. 3: It's the boneyard of rejected bills

By BILL SIZEMORE, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

Guns in airports? College professors packing heat on campuses? Among the blizzard of gun-friendly bills in this General Assembly session, a few go too far for the Republican leadership calling the shots. When those bills pop up, there's a place to bury them: the death-star committee.

VaNews February 13, 2012

Bill on citizenship inquiries advances

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

Legislation to require citizenship inquiries of everyone arrested in Virginia is on its way to the House of Delegates, where it is expected to pass easily.

VaNews February 11, 2012