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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 ...