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2011 General Assembly Session Set to Begin

Tue, 2011-01-11 19:00 -- tjcosgrove

This year’s General Assembly session may technically be “short” because it lasts only 45 days as opposed to the 60-day sessions we have in even-numbered years.  Considering what legislators will be taking up this year, and that we’ll be returning to Richmond multiple times to complete redistricting for the entire General Assembly and Virginia’s seats in the United States Congress, this year will seem anything but “short” by the time our work is completed.

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Senate Republicans Welcome Senator-Elect Bill Stanley

Mon, 2011-01-10 19:00 -- tjcosgrove

Senate of Virginia Minority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) and Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Stephen D. Newman (R-Lynchburg) tonight issued the following statements regarding Bill Stanley’s victory in the Special Election for the 19th Senatorial District, filling the seat vacated by election of Congressman Robert Hurt (R-VA05):

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Newman-Byron Legislation to Protect Newborns Passes

Fri, 2010-03-12 19:00 -- tjcosgrove

RICHMOND, VA, March 13, 2010 – On the last day of the regular session of the 2010 General Assembly, the legislation to protect new born children passed both the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates unanimously.  Senator Stephen Newman (R-Lynchburg) and Delegate Kathy Byron (R-Campbell) introduced Senate Bill 602 and House Bill 1033 to allow the Commonwealth to prosecute a mother who would take the life of a newly born child after birth.  The bills passed after extensive debate in the House and Senate.  Each house passed their own versions

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McDougle Elected to Senate Republican Caucus Leadership

Sun, 2010-02-28 19:00 -- tjcosgrove

(Richmond, March 1, 2010) The Virginia Senate Republican Caucus today voted unanimously to elect Senator Ryan T. McDougle (R – Hanover) to serve as the Caucus’ Republican Leader Pro Tempore.  The position, previously held by former Senator Kenneth W. Stolle, was left vacant when Stolle resigned his seat to become Sheriff of Virginia Beach.

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