Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

Senate Republicans in the News - February 15-17, 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.

  • Multiple Senators
  • Senator Emmett Hanger
    • Inmate Labor Bill Headed For McDonnell's - Legislation to allow inmates to maintain Virginia's rest stops is on its way to Gov. Bob McDonnell. The House voted 68-30 Tuesday in favor of the proposal introduced by Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon.
  • Senator Ryan McDougle
  • Senator Jeff McWaters
    • Is It Time to Open Up Corkage Laws?Wine Spectator - As more Americans drink wine regularly with meals, more are asking their favorite restaurants that perennial question: Can I bring my own bottle?
  • Senator Steve Newman
  • Senator Tommy Norment
    • Telecomm bill clears Senate panelRichmond Times-Dispatch - A Senate panel on Monday advanced a measure that’s caused a stir around Capitol quarters.
    • Virginia Senate Kills Education Tax Credit BillWilliamsburg Yorktown Daily - The Virginia Senate killed a bill Tuesday that would have given tax breaks to companies that made donations for low-income students to attend private schools.
    • AAA calls on legislators to protect roads trust fundAugusta Free Press - AAA Mid-Atlantic today called on state lawmakers to pass what it termed a “critical component” of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s $4 billion transportation funding initiative: a constitutional amendment to protect the Transportation Trust Fund.
    • Bill could boost - A bill that could help Kalahari Resorts obtain financing for its massive Fredericksburg water-park resort was approved by the Virginia Senate Finance Committee yesterday.
    • Virginia House halts oyster farming expansion sought in YorkThe Virginian-Pilot - A House committee has decided this wasn’t the year for Sen. Tommy Norment’s so-called “oyster bill.”
    • Oyster bill stalls in House committeeThe Virginia Gazette - A controversial bill introduced by Sen. Tommy Norment (R-3rd) stalled Wednesday in the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources.
  • Senator Mark Obenshain
    • Stafford dislikes proffer - Stafford County supervisors are angry about a General Assembly bill they say is targeting Stafford and a few other localities.
    • Senator thanked for - Following some rather spirited debate, the Town Council is sending a resolution to Sen. Mark Obenshain thanking him for recent action he took in the General Assembly.
  • Senator Fred Quayle
    • Legislation appears promisingSuffolk News Herald - It looks as if our state lawmakers are looking out for us.
    • Parliamentary maneuvering in RichmondSuffolk News Herald - The halfway point of the General Assembly session came and went this week, as did the unveiling of competing spending plans from the Senate and House.
  • Senator Walter Stosch
    • State poised to create new watchdog agencyNew Era Progress - Tucker C. Watkins decided more than seven years ago that former Finance Secretary John W. Forbes II was not telling the truth about what happened to $5 million in state money meant to educate people in Virginia's Tobacco Belt.
    • Proposal aims to streamline Inspectors General officesThe Daily Progress - In a move to consolidate government operations, the state’s four separate Inspectors General offices might become one.
  • Senator Richard Stuart
  • Senator Jill Vogel
  • Senator Frank Wagner
  • Senator William Wampler, Jr.
    • Budget negotiators get to work in RichmondRichmond Times-Dispatch - "Get it done on time and do it right."  Governor Bob McDonnell summed up his message to budget negotiators as he prepared to meet with them Tuesday morning.