Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

Senate Republicans in the News - April 15-21, 2011

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The following are articles from newspapers, blogs, and other news sources throughout the Commonwealth and the country featuring members of the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus.

  • Redistricting
    • House GOP begins redistricting again - VA Gazette- The House of Delegates Privileges and Elections Committee started all over again Monday on redistricting.
    • Redistricting plans could alter Lynchburg's clout in RichmondNew Era Progress - Lynchburg still could become a city of two parts under state redistricting plans, although Gov. Bob McDonnell vetoed a version of them on Friday.
    • House committee approves redistricting bill- News and Advance - News and Advance- A House of Delegates committee approved a redistricting bill Monday that set the stage for an anticipated showdown between Gov. Bob McDonnell and the state Senate over the proposed boundaries of Senate districts.
    • Delegation updates HABCCThe Mechanicsville Local - With the regular session of the General Assembly completed, Hanover legislators provided county business leaders with a legislative briefing at last week’s Hanover Association of Businesses and Chamber of Commerce gathering.
    • Senator hopes to go 'back to drawing board' for redistrictingGoDanRiver.com - On Friday, Gov. Bob McDonnell vetoed the redistricting bill that combined the plans of the House of Delegates and Senate.
    • McDonnell vetoes Va. redistricting planThe Washington Times - Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell vetoed a redistricting plan approved by the General Assembly last week, citing “significant concerns” that the Democrat-controlled Senate plan splits too many towns, cities and counties, allows too much deviation in districts’ population and shows evidence of partisan gerrymandering.
    • McDonnell vetoes redistricting billThe Washington Post - Anita Kumar reports on the Virginia Politics blog that Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) vetoed a bill Friday afternoon that would have drawn new state legislative boundaries in Virginia for the next decade, saying he believes it violates state and federal law.
    • Smith says a bad redistricting plan gets worseBlue Ridge Caucus - Sen. Ralph Smith, R-Botetourt — the same Ralph Smith who Democrats are trying to kick out in their redistricting plan — has sent out an email to supporters in which he says a bad Democratic plan has gotten even worse.
    • Governor vetoes redistricting legislationThe Roanoke Times - Gov. Bob McDonnell has vetoed the General Assembly's redistricting legislation, finding flaws with the district map created by the Democratic-controlled state Senate.
    • Democrats Put On The Spot At Tea Party Tax DayThe Roanoke Star-Sentinel - All elected officials in the Roanoke area were invited to attend but none were permitted to speak.
    • Governor calls Senate map ‘political gerrymandering’- The Tidewaternews.com - Gov. Bob McDonnell vetoed the General Assembly’s legislative redistricting plan Friday due to concerns over the Senate district lines.
  • Senator Emmett Hanger
  • Senator Fred Quayle
    • Congratulations Senator QuayleSuffolk News-Herald - It’s easy for people in Suffolk to overlook the contribution that state Senator Fred Quayle has made to their lives.
  • Senator Ralph Smith
  • Senator John Watkins
    • Uranium next test for politics of greenRichmond Times-Dispatch - In a coal-rich state that prides itself on a pro-business climate, Virginia's environmental lobby can have a tough go of it.