Thursday, January 10, 2013
Dels. Dave Bulova, Eileen Filler-Corn, David Bulova, Vivian Watts, Sens. Dick Saslaw, Chap Petersen, and other lawmakers gather in Richmond for the 2013 Virginia General Assembly.
The Virginia General Assembly convened Wednesday for its 2013 session at the state Capitol in Richmond with lots of hot-button issues before them such as transportation, school security, gun laws and uranium mining. As they arrived today, lawmakers likely saw several hundred protesting demonstrators on both sides of the abortion debate demonstrating outside of the Capitol. According to Richmond Sunlight, the 100 members of the House of Delegates have filed 1,153 bills and the 40 members of the Senate have filed 597. The 140 elected representatives are from an equal number of constituent districts across the commonwealth. The House of Delegates is presided over by the Speaker of the House. The Senate is presided over by the Lieutenant …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
It's his biggest fundraiser every year.
Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11th) hosted his 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete on Friday at the Kena Shriners Temple in Fairfax. The event, which is the largest annual Democratic gathering in Northern Virginia, sparked the 2012 reelection campaign for Connolly. The fete began in 1995 in Connolly's Fairfax home, but the festivities soon outgrew the venue, and the Kena function hall has been home ever since to hundreds of the party faithful. The menu: Strictly Irish—corned beef, cabbage and potatoes and beer. "President Obama, Tim Kaine and I are all on the same ticket," said Connolly as he showed off new campaign bumper stickers to the audience. "This event is my largest fundraiser of the year, and it's a very important one …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Braddock District Supervisor forum also held Wednesday
Schools and colleges, transportation woes and complaints of unfair treatment out of Richmond took center stage Wednesday evening at a forum for state lawmakers and their political challengers at the Robinson Legislative Forum. Candidates for the Braddock District Supervisor race and Sheriff Stan Barry also appeared at the debate, held before a crowd of several hundred people – including many students fulfilling a school civics requirement – at Robinson Secondary School. Delegate Debate On education, 37th House District Del. David Bulova, a Democrat representing portions of Fairfax Station, Fairfax City and Centreville, praised the merits of accountability but accused mandates such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) as destroying the “joy of …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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