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Special News - February 16, 2017
Delegate Danny Marshall’s Committee Completes Work: February 15th marked the final 2017 Session meeting for the House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee that Delegate Danny Marshall chairs. In their 5 weeks of work, ACNR...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - February 14, 2017
Hearing from Farmers and the Rest of the Story:  Bills introduced at the Virginia General Assembly are extremely diverse in topic and purpose. Some are easily identifiable as excellent ideas that will help the citizens of the Commonwealth. So...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - February 7, 2017
We Vote on the House Budget Thursday:  On Thursday, February 9th, the Virginia House of Delegates will vote on the House version of the amended two-year state budget. The House budget is a balanced budget that does not include any tax or fee ...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - January 31, 2017
Filling a Vacancy:  What happens when a Virginia Delegate or Senator leaves office during his or her term? There is a special election where voters choose a new representative. During the past few months we have had one member of the State...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - January 24, 2017
Focus on The New College Institute:  This week I want to share information about possible changes coming to one of our educational institutions in the region. The New College Institute was officially established in Martinsville in 2006 and en...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - January 17, 2017
The 2017 Legislative Session Begins:  The Virginia General Assembly is described as “the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World.” It dates from the establishment of the House of Burgesses at Jamestown in 1619. It is al...
"2016 State Legislator" - January 12, 2017
Delegate Danny Marshall Honored with Award:   The American Planning Association Virginia Chapter honored Delegate Daniel W. Marshall III with the 2016 "State Legislator" Award. The award was based on Delegate Marshall's work to ...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - March 1, 2016
Our Region Helping Other Virginians-- Our thoughts and prayers go out to our fellow Virginians who are trying to recover from the devastating storms last week. From Appomattox to the Chesapeake Bay, there were paths of destruction when at least 8 ...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - February 23, 2016
We Vote on the State Budget Thursday-- There are no tax or fee increases in the House of Delegates proposed Budget. Thursday we will vote on the House proposal for the Virginia two-year Budget, 2016-2018. The process of completing the Biennial ...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - February 16, 2016
Does Lottery Money Go to the Schools? A question asked of me from time to time is whether Virginia Lottery money really goes to schools and how much? This week we received a new report from 2015 with current information. After the bills are pai...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - February 9, 2016
Southside Economic Development Money to Medicaid? COPN Reform? In Richmond, thankfully, most bills are straightforward with the main purpose stated up front. That makes it easier to spot bills that are detrimental to our area -- like one in the Se...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - February 2, 2016
Reciprocity, 1-2-7 Workforce Report, and Standing against Federal Overreach-- In last week’s newsletter, one of my topics was reciprocity for concealed carry permits. They are agreements with 25 other states that were being cancelled by the ...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - January 26, 2016
Responding to Constituents and Bill Requests- We receive many calls, emails and letters from our constituents, and I always appreciate hearing from the folks in my district. One topic that has generated a large number of contacts from citizens of ...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - January 19, 2016
New Responsibility at the Virginia General Assembly:  Last Wednesday the gavel pounded and the 2016 General Assembly Session convened. This is a 60-day Session, which is known in Richmond as the “long session.” The Virginia legisl...
Former Governor McDonnell - January 17, 2016
Dear Friends, I saw Governor McDonnell Thursday night. He looks good and is staying strong. I told him that I would pray for him. Please join me. Danny        Some good news:   Supreme Cour...
2016 Legislative Session Begins - January 13, 2016
Today, January 13th, is the first day of the 2016 Virginia General Assembly session.  This year is known as a long session, because we spend 60 days in Richmond and have to write an entirely new two-year budget.  Speaker Howell will lay ...
Virginia Delivered Balanced Budget on Time: Some Highlights - March 6, 2015
The balanced Virginia Budget was adopted with a strong vote in the House of Delegates of 94-5 and in the Senate of 38-1. Highlights – Budget Conference Agreement ·         Spends ~$1 billion ...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - March 3, 2015
Wrapping Up: The Virginia General Assembly Adjourned Ahead of Schedule with a Balanced Budget and Positive Outcomes The 2015 General Assembly adjourned a day ahead of schedule with a balanced budget, no tax increase, and some very positive actions...
In Memory of a Veteran - February 25, 2015
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Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - February 24, 2015
Our Final Week    We are working in the final week of the 2015 legislative Session. It has been fast and sometimes furious, with about 2,700 bills and resolutions to handle during the “short” session of 45 allotted days. As...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - February 17, 2015
Bills of Interest             Of course the biggest news of the week is the weather. By the time you read this we will all know what the “big storm” brought to each region. At this...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - February 10, 2015
Farms and Roads and Tobacco Commission Changes Youth Working on Farms: As a youngster living on Route 360, there were farms all around us and I worked on my grandmother’s tobacco farm. A workday on the farm in peak season i...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - February 3, 2015
As we work with the state budget this year, a series of actions are being taken to improve transparency in the budget process. This is the shorter session, 45 days, so the work on the budget is to “tweak” the biennial budget that was pass...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - January 27, 2015
Snow has been lightly falling most of the night here, in Richmond, and the streets are covered and slippery. Schools have closed and many schedules are delayed, but not for the General Assembly. We move ahead with business during Legislative Sessi...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - January 19, 2015
An Overview of Important Legislative Goals This year is a shorter, 45-day General Assembly legislative session, but my colleagues and I in the House of Delegates are offering a robust agenda that will prepare Virginia for long-term growth. Some of...
Dan River Coal Ash Spill CONTINUOUS UPDATES - January 19, 2015
January 19, 2015 Delegate Danny Marshall introduces Coal Ash Legislation. Delegate Danny Marshall has introduced HB1846 Coal Combustion Residuals at the Virginia General Assembly. The bill has two main purposes: 1. Quick reporting, within 1 hou...
High School StudentsTraining for Good Jobs - January 16, 2015
The Tobacco Commission has funded another project at the Pittsylvania Career and Technical Center near Chatham.  A couple of years ago the Tobacco Commission started funding a Machining program that allows students to get colle...
Danny's Desk: News from the Virginia General Assembly - January 14, 2015
     On Wednesday, January 14th, the gavel pounded to open the 2015 Virginia General Assembly Session. This year is the “short session” of 45 days if all goes well.      It is always good to start the...
Our Veterans - November 10, 2014
A word of appreciation is always meaningful.   Dear Friends,        For many years our nation paused for a moment of silence at 11 a.m. on the 11th Day of November (11th month, 11th day, 11th hour). Whether at...
Constitutional Amendment for Families of Veterans Killed in Action - October 28, 2014
Dear Friend:  As your representative in the Virginia House of Delegates I want to make you aware of a way that you can support the families of fallen veterans when you go to vote on November 4th. There is a proposed State Constitutional Amend...
Report from September Special Session - September 25, 2014
Special Session Packed with Important Issues The Virginia General Assembly returned to Richmond last week for a one-day Special Session to consider several important issues. The House of Delegates took up: Medicaid Expansion; Budget Adjustment; De...
Award Announcement - May 19, 2014
Delegate Danny Marshall Earns Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2014 “Champion of Free Enterprise” Award.   The Virginia Chamber of Commerce released its 2014 Legislative Report Card, which grades legislators based on their suppo...
Danny's Desk - March 4, 2014
Accountability for the Dan River Spill: Clean up of the Dan River from the coal ash spill will take time, but it is mandatory. I met with the Virginia Attorney General's office to start the process to make sure Duke Energy is held accountable...
Danny's Desk - February 25, 2014
Of the 2600 bills introduced this year, most legislation has been handled. The Virginia budget is the main bill left to iron out as we work toward the March 8th deadline. ; Virginia must have a balanced budget by law. We must anticipate the dol...
Danny's Desk - February 18, 2014
The Marriage Amendment Ruling and the Budget: Virginia voters went to the polls in 2006 and overwhelmingly adopted an amendment to the Virginia Constitution that defined marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman. Last week a federal co...
Danny's Desk - February 11, 2014
The Dan River Situation: Calling in Help. We just finished Crossover for the House and Senate bills here in Richmond, but there is actually a great deal of focus on matters at home. The coal ash spill into the Dan River from a Duke Power pipe in N...
Danny's Desk - February 4, 2014
Jobs Announcement and Uniting to Help the Rural Regions. Last Friday was a great day for Henry County and for the Southside region with the announcement of 155 new jobs coming soon. Kilgour Industries Ltd, a United Kingdom-based supplier of aircr...
Danny's Desk - January 28, 2014
Many Issues: Taking an Oath, Preserving a Cemetery, Hunting and Farming Every member of the General Assembly, along with the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor and the Attorney General of Virginia raised their right hands and took an oath of office...
Danny's Desk: General Assembly News - January 21, 2014
Baby News and Bills. We want to send a big welcome to a new little member of my neighboring 16th District. Congratulations to Delegate Les Adams and his wife, Melanie, on the birth of their new baby boy born January 16th. This is a very busy time ...
Danny's Desk : General Assembly News - January 14, 2014
What Changes and What Stays the Same? As they leave office, I want to thank Governor Bob McDonnell, Lt. Governor Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for their service. Governor Bob McDonnell presented his final State of the Commonweal...
Danny's Desk: General Assembly News - January 7, 2014
Opening of the 2014 General Assembly Session: Wednesday, January 8th, marks the beginning of the 2014 General Assembly Session. There will be changes and some uncertainty. Governor Bob McDonnell will leave office and Governor-elect Terry McAuliff...
Businesses Endorse Danny - September 10, 2013
The National Federation of Independent Business, Virginia’s leading small-business association, has endorsed Danny Marshall in the 14th House District race. An email from Nicole Riley, NFIB/Virginia State Director, noted: "On behalf &nb...
Farmers Endorse Danny - August 28, 2013
  Delegate Danny Marshall this week received the endorsement of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation (VFBF) AgPAC, a political action committee of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, in the race for the 14th District seat in the Virginia Hou...
Virginia Back-to-School Tax Holiday - July 29, 2013
  Virginia's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Returns Friday,  August 2nd through Sunday, August 4th, 2013.   It is just the end of July and may be a little early to think about school, but early birds can save mone...
July 4th Heroes - July 3, 2013
For many folks, the 4th of July brings vacation, travel, cook-outs, visits with friends and family, ice cream cones in the hands of smiling children, patriotic music and fireworks. For others it is a quieter day, maybe a day of rest or recovery. Wha...
100 New Jobs in Martinsville - June 14, 2013
Monogram Foods in Martinsville will be hiring 100 new workers right away. There are jobs for varying skill levels. If you have family or friends looking for a job, please let them know about the Job Fair at Monogram tomorrow:  Saturday, J...
Delegate Danny Marshall Earns Highest Award - May 2, 2013
We have good news from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce! Delegate Danny Marshall Earns Highest Virginia State Chamber of Commerce Award  Delegate Danny Marshall just learned that he has earned the Champion of Free Enterprise Award f...
Impact Issues - January 17, 2013
1-15-13 From the Desk of Danny Marshall Representing the 14th District, Virginia House of Delegates Impact Issues   As we complete the first week of the 2013 “short” Legislative Session, the pace is fast and the to...