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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...