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22 Apr 2012

New Delegate Seeks Advice from Colleagues

In his first term as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, Michael Webert sought advice from more experienced legislators. Webert, who represents the 18th House District in northwest Virginia, called on such mentors as Delegate Edward Scott, a fellow Republican in a neighboring district.

24 Mar 2012

Lawmaker Wants to Outlaw Designer Drug 25i

A state legislator is asking Gov. Bob McDonnell to add the designer drug 25i to the list of chemical compounds that would be outlawed under a bill recently passed by the General Assembly.

10 Mar 2012

Law Expedites Help for Families of Slain Officers

Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed legislation to expedite funeral-related payments to the families of law enforcement officers and other first responders killed in the line of duty. “This common-sense measure will provide financial security and relief to those families faced with the loss of one of Virginia’s public safety heroes who has made the ultimate sacrifice,” McDonnell said.

05 Mar 2012

Amazon to Charge Virginians Sales Tax in 2013

Bid farewell to tax-free buys from the world’s most popular online store. Amazon.com, the Seattle-based e-tailer of books and other products, next year will begin collecting and paying Virginia state sales tax under an agreement announced by Gov. Bob McDonnell.

14 Feb 2012

VCU Students Rally for Equal Rights

On a windy and dreary Valentine’s Day, about 40 VCU students and other Richmond residents held a rally to protest legislation they said would undermine a litany of rights – from abortion rights and gay rights to voting rights and free speech.

13 Feb 2012

Young Delegate Has Door Open for Constituents

It would be understandable if you saw Peter Farrell in the General Assembly Building and thought he was a legislative intern. With his earnest smile and tight haircut, he could easily pass for a college student. But Farrell isn’t working for a lawmaker; he is one. He represents the 56th House District, which includes Louisa County and parts of Goochland, Henrico and Spotsylvania counties.

02 Feb 2012

State Song is Still Sound of Silence

Like judges on “American Idol,” a panel of legislators this week deliberated over a song – a tune that had been proposed as Virginia’s new state song. It didn’t make the cut. “At Home in Virginia,” a bluegrass ballad written by Richmond retiree Evi Bergin, got the boot from the House Rules Committee.