Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

Senate Republicans in the News - December 14-16, 2010

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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. 

  • Senator Emmett Hanger
    • Biz incentives on legislative docketThe News Leader - As Gov. Bob McDonnell prepares to release his recommended 2012 state budget initiatives, the mood among area legislators heading into budget season is increasingly positive.
    • Hanger will speak Monday at U.Va. forumThe News Leader - Teresa A. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, and U.Va.'s Office of State Governmental Relations will host a legislative forum at noon Monday in the Dome Room of the Rotunda.
    • Lawmakers tackle synthetic marijuanaThe News Virginian – An Augusta County attorney and a state senator teamed up Monday to announce their support of a statewide effort to criminalize a synthetic drug similar to marijuana known as Spice and K2.
    • Funds sought for Mills Creek DamThe News Virginian - Augusta County officials have the go-ahead from the federal government to upgrade the aging Mills Creek Dam, but must look for more than $1 million to fund the project, officials said.
  • Senator Steve Martin
    • Another step toward victory for Americans and Freedom of Choice in Health CareThe American Legislative Exchange Council - The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the nation's largest nonpartisan, individual membership organization of state legislators, today released the following statements regarding Virginia’s Federal Court ruling that a major component of the new health care law is unconstitutional. 
  • Senator Mark Obenshain
  • Senator Fred Quayle
  • Bill Stanley, Republican candidate for Senate District 19
    • Stanley: First priority is jobsGoDanRiver.com - Senate candidate Bill Stanley’s top priority is bringing jobs to the area, the Republican told supporters at his Danville office opening Monday afternoon.
  • Senator Walter Stosch
    • Virginia Retirement System underfunded, JLARC saysGoDanRiver.com - The combined unfunded liability of the Virginia Retirement System and other state-supported pension plans amounts to $17.6 billion, a report by the legislature's watchdog agency concluded Monday.
    • Senator Walter Stosch’s SpeechThe Times Dispatch - State Sen. Walter A. Stosch says maintaining the needed rate of return for state-supported pensions will be a challenge.
  • Senator Jill Vogel