Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

June 2011

New Laws In Effect Today (and Phillips vs. Herring)

Thu, 2011-06-30 20:00 -- Mike

Yesterday, July 1 - the start of a new fiscal year, and the day that most legislation adopted in Virginia went into effect. Here's a brief run-down of a few notable laws on the books as of yesterday, along with a few (specifically identified) that went into effect immediately upon passage a few months ago.

Jobs, the Economy, and Business


Sun, 2011-06-26 20:00 -- Mike

RICHMOND, VA, 27 JUNE 2011:  The Virginia Senate Republican Caucus is off to a strong start in its race to win a Republican majority in the Senate.  Republican candidates have already been selected in 24 of Virginia’s 40 Senatorial Districts, nearly two months before the August 23 deadline for parties to select nominees for the November 8 General Election.

Steve Martin secures Republican nomination for Senate in the

Sun, 2011-06-26 20:00 -- Mike

Chesterfield, Virginia — June 24, 2011 — Senator Stephen H. Martin (R-Chesterfield) has received the Republican nomination in the 11th Senate District.  Martin will appear on the ballot in the General Election to be held on November 8.  

“I love the community and the people I am privileged to serve,” said Martin.  “It is an honor to represent my neighbors, friends and fellow citizens in the Virginia Senate, and I look forward to our continued service together.”

Virginians Stand Up and the Federal Government Stands Down

Sat, 2011-06-25 20:00 -- Mike

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice beat a partial, face-saving retreat, but not before serving up a compelling example of what can happen when the federal government concludes that there are no constraints on its action, and that its mandate is to tinker, intervene, and meddle in nearly all aspects of the US economy.

Senator John Watkins Announces Candidacy For Re-election

Sun, 2011-06-19 20:00 -- Mike

MIDLOTHIAN, Va, JUNE 20, 2011:  Senator John C. Watkins (R-Chesterfield) has declared his candidacy for reelection to the Senate of Virginia.  The announcement was made from his Midlothian office to the many followers with whom he has communicated over the years, providing weekly updates on activities in the General Assembly during the legislative sessions in which he served.